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Behind the Crop: The Tomato

Ahh the tomato... or is it tomah-to. Well, tomato, tomah-to. Regardless of how you choose to pronounce it, this wonderful crop has so many great benefits. Not to mention, they taste good on about anything. And with organically grown tomatoes, like the ones we grow on our farm, you won’t have to worry about any pesticides or other chemicals being used to grow them.

Here are some of the great vitamins and nutrients found in tomatoes:


•    Contain high levels of Lycopene, which is a vital anti-oxidant.

•    Great source of Vitamin C.

•    Contains beta-carotene (did you think that was only found in carrots?)

•    Great source of potassium.

As you can see, tomatoes are quite the crop and they can play a great roll in a healthy, balanced diet. That’s why we plant lots of them on our farm. And now that spring is here, we can't wait to enjoy this delicious fruit…or is it a vegetable?  Tomato, tomah-to. Have a great week everyone!

Here are a few delicious recipes for you to try that incorporate organic tomatoes.  And as always, if you happen to have a great recipe you'd like to share, leave it in the comment box below or post it on our facebook page.

Green Beans with Tomatoes and Feta

 

Vegetarian Chili

 

Roasted Tomato-Corn Chowder with Cilantro Pesto


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