Summer gardens and markets are overflowing with ripe tomatoes! Here are 15 Ways To Use Garden Tomatoes, recipes you'll love.
Mid to late summer brings a bounty of beautiful ripe tomatoes. They're in your garden, your neigbor's garden, and filling baskets and crates at every vegetable stand and farmer's market!
Whether you're drawn to heirloom varieties in shades of green, purple, and red, pint baskets of glowing cherry tomatoes, or plump Roma tomatoes, there are delicious recipes just waiting for you. Like fresh salsa, savory sauces, fresh sandwiches, a baked strata, and even a fruit salad. And I have gathered up here my favorite 15 ways to use garden tomatoes.
Where to find fresh garden tomatoes
If you don't have a garden, you can still find fresh, local tomatoes. Click this link to check find Farmer's Markets in Vermont and see their schedules. If you are outside of Vermont, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has a directory to find locally grown food near you: click here to check it out. You can also check local markets and co-ops, or barter with a neighbor who has a glut of tomatoes in their garden!
Not too long ago, I joined Meteorologist Amanda Thibault on Fox Local 44/22 television station to share recipes and talk about all things tomato. Click the videos below to watch our segments, and then scroll down to see a whole lotta tomato recipes!
Here are 15 Ways To Use Garden Tomatoes
♪♫ "You like tomatoes, and I like to-mah-toes." ♫♪
Here's a little musical interlude while you enjoy all those tomatoes!