It’s tomato time in Tennessee, and boy, oh boy, are we excited to see our colorful globes of tomatoey goodness and to share the bounty with you! Waxing poetic about this amazing fruit is easy to do when you’re a fan of farm fresh tomatoes – as grocery store varieties that are picked while green in far off fields don’t even begin to compare to a vine-ripened local and seasonal ‘mater.
Yet, not all of our tomatoes are picture perfect. We don’t hesitate to use our ‘ugly’ tomatoes in recipes where the tomato is chopped or blended. We also forgo seeding the tomatoes for such a saucy recipe as this. Mostly because we don’t mind them in the finished product. However, you are welcome to seed your tomatoes if you anticipate the seeds bothering you (which is often more of an issue if you like to blend your gazpacho soup until smooth).
Prettily pristine or uniquely ‘ugly,’ we love all of our precious tomatoes and hope you do too!

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