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Jul 11, 2012 08:06 AM

Heirloom Tomatoes

Need suggestions on where to buy good heirloom tomatoes? I live in the Western Burbs, but travel throughout the area. Thanks.

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  1. Most farmers markets have someone selling heirloom tomatoes. You can find market locations and dates for markets throughout the area here:
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    1. Be patient too - heirlooms generally take longer to get to market. A farmer at the 5th and Passyunk market has had them for the last two weeks (tuesday market) but they haven't had them at Headhouse or the FairFood Farmstand yet this year

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      1. re: Bigley9

        I bought some last Saturday from Rineer Family Farm at the Rittenhouse market (they'll be at Suburban Station tomorrow).
        I also just bought some from the farmers who sell on Broad @South St on Wednesday afternoons (and who also sell at the Saturday Rittenhouse market - the Amish family.)

        1. re: caganer

          Realized after I posted that I missed headhouse this past Sunday! Glad to know they are there!

      2. There have been heirloom tomatoes at the Rittenhouse markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays for over two weeks.

        1. Maple Acres Farm in Plymouth Meeting usually has some heirlooms. WHole Foods will also have some soon.

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          1. re: Adenn1

            Whole Paycheck has already had some at their North Wales location. Wegman's is another good bet.

            1. re: Adenn1

              saw heirlooms at Maple Acres last night, $3.50/lb I believe.

            2. I bought a variety of heirlooms yesterday at Pete's Produce in Westtown. They were beautiful and delicious.

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              1. re: CindyJ

                I'll second Pete's. Great selection of local and their own produce