Enjoying tomatoes in season

Close-up of tomatoes on the vine.Tomatoes are here! Buy fresh, juicy tomatoes at farmers’ markets or roadside stands. Many grocery stores also feature locally-grown tomatoes. The flavor can’t be beat! Look for tomatoes that are soft – not too firm or mushy – and are deep red in color. Chop or slice them for salads, dice them for salsa, or eat them whole like apples. Roast them to make your own oven-dried tomatoes. Or buy extra and make tomato sauce for freezing. Be sure to peel them before making a sauce – make an “X” on the end of each tomato and drop them in boiling water for a minute to loosen the skins. Tomatoes are rich in nutrition and are now at their very best! 

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