Tomatoes/Peppers

A New Book Celebrating the Diversity of Heirloom Tomatoes is a Feast for the Eyes

Amy Goldman's 1-acre vegetable garden in Rhinebeck, N.Y., is a sun-bathed laboratory of sorts, a sloping plot where one of America's most celebrated gardeners and champions of biodiversity allows a fruit to express its genes... more »

Partnerships Help New Mexico Farm

The Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farms is a rarity in New Mexico: A farm that's open to the public. Unlike other parts of the country, where farm markets, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and... more »

Containment System is Totally Tubular for Organic Growers

When drought, weeds and contaminated topsoil conspired to kill Tom Buehrle's wildflower garden, he came up with an idea he thinks has the potential to revolutionize the organic vegetable industry. It started with a piece... more »

Replant Seeds of Perception

Much of the attention surrounding tomatoes thought to have been contaminated by salmonella bacteria has passed, but San Diego growers said they still fight misperceptions about locally grown produce that could cost them significant profits... more »

Heirloom Tomato Tome Takes Aim at Agribusiness

Amy Goldman's gorgeously photographed ode to heirloom tomatoes arrived late this summer with all the jaw-dropping beauty of a coffee table tome. DelcoTimes.com more »

Rotten Tomatoes?

California tomatoes may be a lot dirtier than you know. Los Angeles Times more »

Compensation Sought for Tomato Growers Devastated by Salmonella Scare

In 25 years of growing tomatoes, Greg Murray's Bainbridge farm weathered floods, hailstorms, freezes, droughts, poor yields, poor markets, diseases and insect infestations. McClatchy more »

Schafer Announces Purchase of up to 3.6 Million Pounds of Fresh Tomatoes

USDA is purchasing up to 3.6 million pounds of fresh tomatoes with currently available Farm Bill funds. The tomatoes will be donated to child nutrition and other domestic food assistance programs. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service... more »


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