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Jun 7, 2010 08:02 PM

Spot any good Tomatoes yet?

Dying for really yummy tomatoes, they're one of my favorite foods. Haven't spotted any really yummy ones in San Francisco yet. Has anyone seen some yet? Thanks!

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  1. We've got to wait about another month... Then it's BLT's for me every day for the rest of year!

    1. Bruins Farm at the Saturday Ferry Plaza FM has awesome hothouse tomatoes. I'm not sure if they are certified organic, but they are close. I like their beautiful red tomatoes better than most of the summer tomatoes available later in the year. They are in the front on the South side.

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      1. re: srr

        srr, when in the year are they available?

        1. re: Jemon

          They start in April and continue until July. And yes, their tomatoes are better than most of the summer tomatoes later in the year.

          1. re: wally

            Especially the Campari variety, which are the small ones on the stem. They are equal to the very best dry farmed early girls that don't show up until later in the summer. I just finished an incredible batch of gazpacho I made with these.

      2. The first tomatoes I've seen were at Temescal weekend before last. They were at Pinnacle in a small box marked "beefsteak tomatoes." They were, unlike most beefsteak tomatoes, very small (about the size of early girls). I picked up several to use as (diminutive) slices on burgers for my Memorial Day barbecue. They were shockingly good -- full flavored and sweet with a nice, dense texture. I wasn't expecting much so early in the season, so maybe my view of them was distorted by low expectations. but I don't think so.

        1. Costco has BC hothouse tomatoes that while small, are pretty good.