The Real Price of Tomatoes

Tomatoland, by Barry Estabrook, isn’t a book you read and file away in your library. It’s the type of book that reminds you to think about what you put in your grocery cart every time you see fruits and vegetables in the grocery store.

I reviewed the book for Natural Awakenings magazine’s September 2011 issue and I can’t stop thinking about it. I want to do something and I keep trying to think of how I can make a difference in my family’s food preparation. We try to buy as much as we can at the farmer’s market and we make a large percentage of our meals at home so we can eat healthier but these tomatoes are haunting me!

How do you ensure the food you eat is not only healthy for you but not harming people or the environment in its farming process or production?



One comment

  1. I’ve been following Estabrook’s writing for about a year, and it’s not something that you can just forget. There really isn’t anything that would make me buy a fresh supermarket tomato now. Tomatoes are easy to grow, and they are abundant at the farmer’s markets, so we only have fresh during the growing season, and then we dry, can, and freeze tomatoes for using the rest of the year.

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