Sad tomatoes in New York

I finally finished reading Tomatoland, a book about how the tomato as we know it in the United States has lost all of its flavor due to the agriculture industry’s desire to compromise quality (taste) in favor of quantity (pesticide-laden, green and thus not ripe when picked, but certainly plentiful). Happily, I discovered that most of the tomatoes that are grown with fewer pesticides and with more flavor happen to be grown in California. It makes me miss California produce even more while living in New York, where it’s easy to find produce, but it will cost a lot more, likely be shipped from more distant lands, and also not taste as great.

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