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Posted on 26 March 2008 by

Family Heirlooms – Why ugly is beautiful

Michael Nolan, Tomato Casual writerBy Michael Nolan

When I was young, my grandparents grew the best tomatoes on the planet.

I didn’t know anything about anything at the time, except that these things were ugly, they were big and man, were they good! It wasn’t until years later when my grandmother passed away that I would learn that not all of the family heirlooms were given to her ungrateful children.

Granny left me a small box full of tiny zip lock baggies.

Each was carefully labeled with a variety of names, many of which sounded foreign. It didn’t take me long to realize that she had given me her collection of heirloom tomato seeds. No one could understand why I was so ecstatic when I didn’t receive one penny from the estate, but they couldn’t possibly comprehend the value of that little cigar box on my lap.

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Posted on 30 July 2007 by

Introducing Tomato Casual: Everything Tomato For People Who Love Tomatoes


Tomato CasualAre you passionate about tomatoes?

We are too! In fact, it’s why we created this community dedicated to “Tomato Everything for People Who Love Tomatoes.”

At Tomato Casual we are not only obsessed with growing, eating, cooking with tomatoes, we’re also obsessed with all things tomato whether it be art, music, wallpaper, recipes or movies.

Our expert Tomato Casual team will help you grow a better tomato, discover new ways to cook and enjoy tomatoes, and will keep you in know about all things tomato.

We invite you to be a part our community and share your tips, stories, photos and passion with those of us also enjoy this most perfect fruit.


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