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No Tomato Zone

tobynissly | | Jul 14, 2010 09:37 AM

I can't good tomatoes for the life of me. I heard on the news there is a tomato glut in Florida ,or somewhere down south, and the fruit is rotting on the vine.Basically prices have plummeted and farmers are practically giving them away.However when I go into my local supermarket(Giant, Superfresh, etc.) all I see are tasteless greenhouse tomatoes or foreign product, all at exorbitant prices. I plan on going to the farmer's market as I am sure quality is better though not necessarily price. Maybe once the local crop comes in things. So how did the tomato become such a pathetic and expensive vegetable? I blame genetic fruit and the generally low standards of food quality in this country.