Heirloom Tomatoes

So what does heirloom mean for heirloom tomatoes?

For heirloom tomatoes the word heirloom refers to the tomato seeds that have been harvested from certain varieties and passed down for generations because of their favorable and desirable characteristics and qualities.  

You can find heirloom tomatoes at most farmers markets. A lot of farms that offer a CSA membership might add heirloom tomatoes to their weekly shares as well. Since they are becoming more popular, they are more readily available in several grocery stores as well.

Heirloom tomatoes are great to enjoy just as you would any other type of tomato. Be sure to try out some recipes specifically using heirloom tomatoes as well.  This variety is called Grandma Ugly. I guess based on the many lines and ripples they have. They’re just as delicious and sweet to eat in any style dish you desire. My favorite way to eat tomatoes is cut up in big chunks with fresh minced garlic drizzled with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. 

Resource: The Back Road Life

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