It’s Tomato Time!

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This week’s Eat Local Challenge features tomatoes. I think it’s one of the best vegetables (technically fruit) to illustrate how delicious it is to eat locally-grown produce. There is absolutely no comparison between the hard, tasteless red golf balls from the store and the juicy, flavorful, brilliantly colored heirlooms that you can grow yourself or find at the farmer’s market.

This weekend is the Heirloom Tomato Festival at Frederick Meijer gardens. Coincidence? I think not. So grab a BLT and check out the following resources for putting up tomatoes, courtesy of West Michigan bloggers.

For even more produce fun, be sure to sign up for the Eat Local Challenge through Local First.

Whaddaya think?