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Organic Roma Tomatoes in Austin?

carld Dec 26, 2009 01:43 PM

Suggestions for where to buy (year-around) organic roma tomatoes in Austin? And usually what do they charge, per pound? Thinking of making our own sauce with a tomato press. Thanks

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    akachochin Apr 17, 2010 06:57 PM

    As noted, you can find organic Roma tomatoes most of the year at Central Market, Whole Foods, and the like. If you are really wanting good tomatoes, do yourself the favor of waiting until the tomatoes ripen locally and obtain them from the local farmer's markets. The difference in flavor will more than make up for the wait.

    FWIW. they are also pretty easy to grow in our climate, if you have the room.

    Central Market
    4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

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      moosy Dec 26, 2009 02:17 PM

      I am not sure Roma tomatoes would be my go-to choice for sauce, but organic ones are everywhere Whole Foods, Central Markets, and you always find them at Vitamin Cottage's Natural Grocer.

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        akachochin Apr 17, 2010 06:59 PM

        Just curious. What would you choose? The Roma type was specifically selected as a paste/sauce tomato.

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