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Spot any good Tomatoes yet?

cosmogrrl Jun 7, 2010 08:02 PM

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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    Jemon RE: cosmogrrl Jun 7, 2010 08:09 PM

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

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      srr RE: cosmogrrl Jun 7, 2010 08:20 PM

      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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        Jemon RE: srr Jun 9, 2010 09:06 AM

        srr, when in the year are they available?

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          wally RE: Jemon Jun 9, 2010 09:32 AM

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

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            Joan Kureczka RE: wally Jun 9, 2010 11:47 AM

            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. lexdevil RE: cosmogrrl Jun 9, 2010 10:11 AM

        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.

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          OldTimer RE: cosmogrrl Jun 9, 2010 11:45 AM

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

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