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Who Says It’s a Bad Year for Tomatoes?

orange cherry tomatoes

Through word of mouth and anecdotally as I stalk local chefs and food nerds on Twitter, I keep hearing that tomatoes aren’t what they should be this year. Personally, I’ve had hits and misses with the tomatoes at the farmers market. I managed to find some pretty good basic red tomatoes, but the yellow pear tomatoes I picked up last week were downright awful. Imagine eating flavorless cotton. Yuck.

However, I really lucked out with the beauties pictured above: a spectacular orange-gold cherry tomato. Candy sweet yet bright with acidity, these tomatoes simply burst with flavor. I can’t seem to keep myself away from them and have brought home a small container for the past few weeks. Continue reading