I "heart" tomatoes
Think Pasta Sauce
Originally uploaded by santa barbarian.
And this salmonella scare isn't California's fault.
Even though the government on Tuesday cleared fresh tomatoes grown in Florida and California of any responsibility in the outbreak, growers smell doom, predicting consumers will stay away from one of the joys of summer. - SFGate
The FDA has put California on the list of suppliers not linked to the outbreak. But some supermarkets still rejected tomatoes from that state, which is the No. 2 U.S. producer with $400 million in annual sales.Fellow Californians (and, yes Floridians...)...go love up your local tomato grower...Show them some juicy love by buying their product.
"The reality is that the entire tomato industry is being impacted," said Ed Beckman, president of the California Tomato Farmers. "It wasn't really clear that round and Romas from California are safe to eat. That's part of the problem." - Reuters
It's Farmer's Market day here in Santa Barbara. I challenge my fellow local bloggers to support our local farmers by buying some tomatoes tonight at the market. I'll be watching out for y'all!