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When and where for Heirloom Tomatoes?

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When and where for Heirloom Tomatoes?

CarGuy | Jun 27, 2008 09:46 AM

This is my first summer in Manhattan ever, and coming from upstate New York I'm totally in love with heirloom tomatoes.

Can anyone help me? My guess is that farmer's markets in Manhattan are the spots to try, especially the one at Union Square. If there are any other thoughts (either stores that are great for them or particular farmer's markets) that would be fantastic.

Also any ideas when I should be on the lookout for them? In upstate NY it was really not until mid July. Different here?

Finally, my understanding of the current tomato salmonella situation is that it is more limited to commercial tomatoes and that since heirloom tend to be small/family farm grown, there is no more risk of salmonella (or anything else) than usual. Can anyone confirm?

Thanks so much!

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