Heirloom Tomato Storage and Care

We take pride in growing incredibly flavorful, organic fruit. This goes for our tomatoes, too, which technically fall into the fruit category! Because we allow our tomatoes to ripen on the vine, they come to you full of sweetness and should be eaten within a week. Store at room temperature, on a plate (not in a plastic bag) and out of sunlight. Keep in mind that if you place a tomato in the refrigerator it will become mealy, so avoid if possible.Wash and core prior to using.

Tomatoes keep well in the freezer, whether diced in bags or prepared in a quick tomato sauce. For tips on how to prepare them for the freezer, consult http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/freeze/tomato.html. Tomatoes can be hard to can safely, so unless you are an expert at canning it is advised to freeze them instead. Instructions can be found through the Colorado State University Extension at www.ext.colostate.edu/Pubs/foodnut/09341.html.