What's so special about heirloom tomatoes? You may already be a fan of their superior flavor but there is another great reason to enjoy them every summer. Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated varieties that have been unaltered in the past 100 years by modern breeding. Open-pollinated seeds are produced from the natural cross-pollination of two of the same kind of plant. While each successive generation may be slightly different than the last the seeds can be saved from year to year.
Heirloom tomatoes tend to have a unique appearance and flavor. Don't let their funny bumps and cracks deter you from their deliciousness. They have not been bred to sit prettily on a grocery shelf or for a long storage life. Enjoy them while they last!
-Your Fresh Fork Market Team