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Virginia’s tomato traditions are still growing strong

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If summer had an official vegetable, it would have to be the plump, juicy tomato. Fresh from the field, the very aroma of a tomato triggers thoughts of sunny days and summer meals. 

Virginia is among U.S. produce powerhouses

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Virginia is ranked among the Top 10 states for production of many agricultural products. And many of those products can be found in Virginia farmers’ markets!

Study findings: For best flavor, don’t refrigerate tomatoes

Recently published study findings by two U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service scientists indicate tomatoes are more flavorful when they’re not refrigerated.

Heirloom tomatoes enhance the taste of summer

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They’re all the rage at farmers’ markets and trendy restaurants and among gardeners and foodies. That’s because heirloom tomato varieties are tasty.

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