Every year we welcome new and innovative products coming straight out of Ontario greenhouses. The increased space and controlled environment allows for Ontario growers to try tasty varieties that would otherwise be too challenging to grow in the fields. We encourage you to try something new!
This week, we highlight a number of new varieties of fresh tomatoes that can add some crunch and zing to a number of dishes. These varietals have their lineage traced back to heirloom tomato varieties. What makes Heirloom tomatoes so unique is they’re grown from seeds that have been passed down for over 50 years. Known for their “old fashioned” flavour, Heirloom Tomatoes vary in colour, pattern, taste and texture.
Tomatoes are best stored at room temperature as they will stop ripening and lose flavour once their temperature drops below 54.5º F (12.5º C). · Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful natural antioxidant that has been clinically proven to reduce the harmful effects of UV rays in addition to reducing the risks of some kinds of cancers.
Bite-sized and full of flavour, Blended Flavours Tomatoes are great for salads and snacking. Blended Flavours are made up of 5 carefully picked varieties of snack-sized tomatoes. Each tomato has a unique colour, pattern, taste and texture, ensuring no two bites are the same.
Terreno™ Naturally Brown Tomatoes
The unique appearance of Terreno™ Tomatoes (pictured above) can change in colour from a green colour, to its ideal DARK brown colour when ripe. Unlike most red coloured tomato varieties, Terreno™ tomatoes can be enjoyed at any colour stage. Derived from the Italian word for “earthly,” Terreno™ Tomatoes are grown using natural growing methods and contain no GMO’s. An epicurean delight, Terreno™ Tomatoes’ sweet balance of flavour will complement your next creative presentation.
Sun Drops™ Grape Tomatoes
Sun Drops™ Sweet Grape Tomatoes are a perfect snacking tomato for any occasion. These naturally grown, bite-sized tomatoes are packed full of sweet flavour, making them great for salads, grilling and kabobs. Sweet Grape Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin A and an excellent source of Vitamin C.Grown in clusters (like actual grapes), they have a thick skin, little water content, and are rich in natural sugars.
Sun Bites Golden Grape Tomatoes
Sun Bites, like its sister variety Sun Drops™, are sweet grape tomatoes. Sun Bites Sweet Grape Tomatoes pack a punch. Their bright colour, crisp texture and sunny flavour make them fun for snacking, and enhancing your favourite foods.
Come in today and take advantage of a 2 for $4 mix & match deal on until May 7th.
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