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janedubz May 18, 2010 12:10 PM

Hello!
I am desperately searching for someone who grows organic San Marzano tomatoes in the New York, New Jersey, or Tri-State areas. If anyone has any clue as to where to get them, please let me know! Keep in mind, they must be organic.

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    filmbomb RE: janedubz May 18, 2010 02:52 PM

    Don't San Marzano's by definition have to be from Italy?

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      Striver RE: filmbomb May 19, 2010 06:44 AM

      My understanding is that there's a "San Marzano" variety of tomato which can be cultivated anywhere and then there's the DOP San Marzano tomatoes which can only come from a particular region in Italy (and are the exceptional tomatoes that are worth going out of your way for).

      FWIW, I buy canned organic DOP San Marzano tomatoes (Cento brand) at Fairway. They're excellent.

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        GLAG RE: Striver May 19, 2010 07:42 AM

        You can buy San marzano Tomato's at Costco, the brand name is Nina's
        they are very good and Inexpensive, They are from the San Marzano" region in Italy

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          Striver RE: GLAG May 19, 2010 08:41 AM

          I'm not a Costco member, but if the can doesn't say "D.O.P" on it, they're the San Marzano variety (grown throughout Italy and in other countries as well, including this one), not the regionally controlled "authentic' (there's that word again!) San Marzano tomatoes - and I don't know if they're organic, per the OP's request; again, the can would certainly say so if they are.

          None of this means that they're not good; they could be very tasty and you might well prefer them to the pricier brands - but if it doesn't say "D.O.P", they're far more common and less expensive than the regionally certified tomatoes.

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            DGresh RE: Striver May 19, 2010 09:49 AM

            to both of you, I'm pretty sure the OP is looking for fresh, local, tomatoes of the San Marzano variety, not canned.

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              Striver RE: DGresh May 19, 2010 10:16 AM

              Yes, rereading the OP that makes sense.
              I was really responding to filmbomb's post and GLAG's follow-up, which got us a bit off track.

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      joisey al RE: janedubz May 19, 2010 07:38 PM

      Shop-Rite has organic San Marzano tomatoes, under the Cento brand.

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        bob96 RE: joisey al May 19, 2010 10:02 PM

        So does Fairway. There are other brands as well, including Rega (Gourmet Garage).

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