The Beloved Jersey Tomato


Every summer in New Jersey we count down to mid-July when the famous Ramapo Tomato is at its ripened perfection.


It's the flavor of childhood: the taste recognizable in Campbell soups and Heinz ketchup.


Whether you're hankering for a slab of tomato with mayo on a hunk of bread, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella with a simple balsamic drizzle, or in the mood for something a little fancier, here is some inspiration for how to use this year's harvest from Kristen Miglore of Food52: https://food52.com/blog/17738-15-tomatoey-genius-recipes-for-pasta-pizza-salads-such


Some local resources:

- Seaside Cheese Co, Park Blvd: Fresh Italian mozzarella and burrata

- Cape May Olive Oil Co, Carpenter's La: Dress it up with local flavor


Farm Markets:

- West Cape May Farmer's Market, Tuesdays: Broadway

- Duckie's, Daily: Broadway

- Legates, Daily: Bayshore Rd

- Marlboro Farm, Daily: Rte 47

- Rea's, Daily: Stevens St


For more info on the history of the Jersey tomato, click here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/23/dining/23toma.html


Enjoy!

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