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Waltham Fields Community Farm (incorporated as Community Farms Outreach, Inc.) is a nonprofit farming organization focusing on sustainable food production, fresh food assistance, and on-farm education. For more information about Waltham Fields check out our website!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Featured Learning Garden Crop: Tomatoes

The tomato is an essential ingredient in our modern culinary world. The fruit originated in South America but is believed to have been first cultivated by the Aztecs of Central Mexico. Spanish colonization of the Americas resulted in the fruit's transport to the Caribbean, the Phillipines, Asia, and Europe, where it was commonly cultivated by the turn of the 17th century.

Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A and a good source of potassium, vitamin K, and the antioxidents lycopene and anthocyanin.

Tomatoes can be enjoyed raw, canned, sauteed, stewed, stuffed and baked... just about any way you can imagine!

Sweet and delicious (above)

Some CLG tomato plants in June (above)

Media (text and image) created and published by Rebekah Carter 2010.

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