SEPTEMBER

Terrific Tomatoes

To-may-to or to-mah-to? Any way you say it, tomatoes are good for growing minds and bodies! Tomatoes are full of vitamins, minerals and compounds that support good health like lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and folate (a B vitamin). Tomatoes are also high in fiber!

In your region, tomatoes are ready for harvest from mid-Summer to early Fall, especially in September. Learn more about tomatoes below!

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Tomato Fact Sheet

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Tomato Home Recipes

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Tomato School Recipes

TOMATO FAST FACTS

Tomatoes are actually fruits, not vegetables!

They contain 95% water.

Local tomatoes are more flavorful because they’re allowed to ripen naturally.

Red tomatoes are common, but they also grow in many shapes, sizes and colors like yellow, orange and green!

Tomatoes have been linked to good skin health and reduced risk of heart disease.

Grow Kids’ Interest in Local Foods

From farmer storytelling kits to informational posters, our kits make it easy (and fun!) for kids to learn about local foods.

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