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Sep 9, 2010 06:49 PM

heirloom tomatoes??

where's a good place to get them? preferably in the brampton/mississauga/oakville area but gta's good too...

i know there was an heirloom tomato festival - - last weekend, are there any other events like this in the near future??

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  1. Your best bet for local heirloom tomatoes would be farmers' markets, and there are a number of them in your region. Just do a little google search and you'll find them. I hear the Brampton market is quite good. Saturday mornings, I believe.

    1. Supermarket-wise, Longo's carries a few, usually an oddball assortment. Brampton's DT market is OK but really only worth a visit if you're in the area. The Sat morning Milton market has a couple of vendors selling them, along with rarities like poblano and serrano peppers. Frankly, though, I think they're overrated and over-priced. The best ones are grown outdoors like old school field tomatoes and, as such, are exposed the same forces that murder backyard vegetable gardens. That means unpredictable yield and profit for farmers who prefer more productive hothouse varieties. Though not heirlooms, the field tomatoes at Highland Farms on Hurontario have been good this year and very inexpensive(BTW,HF carries way more local produce than Loblaws). Left to ripen for 2-3 days at room temp, they've been killer for only $4 a basket.

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      1. re: Kagemusha

        The Harvest Wagon at Summerhill and Yonge carries them pretty much all year round.

        Harvest Wagon
        1103 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA