Tomatoes/Peppers

Shifting Acreage, Consumer Demand Shape Seed Industry

Consumer-oriented traits like taste, size, shape, texture and color have been reshaping the vegetable seed industry for years, but recent shifts in acreage toward local markets or commodity crops have been at least as influential,... more »

No U.S. Aid for Tomato Growers

Florida tomato growers and packers like Billy Don Grant are going to have keep dreaming about any compensation from the federal government to offset the millions they lost due to this summer's salmonella outbreak. The... more »

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 »


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