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Peppers & Tomatoes

I’m sure many of you will be disappointed that there won’t be a recipe at the end of this post.  But I do have some gorgeous pictures of tomatoes and peppers from the Farmer’s Market, hopefully enticing you to buy some of summer’s best.

Instead, I’m posting a link to my friend Meaghin’s blog.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York and her posts always include beautiful pictures, and delicious recipes.  Mainly what I’d like to point out her blog post about tomatoes.

In her post she mentions the book Tomatoland, and discusses the tomato industry.  This is the same book which was mentioned in this post, which had this link to the NPR article.

All of us can eat any fruit or vegetable at any time throughout the year.  For example, if we would like cucumbers or peppers in December, there will always be some in the local grocery store.  The question all of us have to ask ourselves is whether produce will taste as delicious when you buy it out of season?  Tomatoland focuses on another factor we should take into consideration when purchasing out of season tomatoes (or other fruits and vegetables)- human welfare.  After reading Meaghin’s post, I’m even more intrigued about the book- I think it might have to be my next read!

Has anyone else read the book?