Learn fun facts about tomatoes – Tennessee’s top vegetable crop in production value.
All winter we have been thinking about that wonderful homegrown tomato. This year, we may be getting our farm-fresh tomatoes a little bit early.
Grab that red and white checkered blanket and head outside. We’ve got a collection of flavorful recipes to fill your picnic basket and satisfy your appetite. From Salmon Caesar Wraps and Toasted Turkey and Brie Sandwiches to Easy Salt Pickles, Watermelon Tomato Salad and a delicious Summer Slaw.
Whether fresh from the garden or in the middle of winter, nothing helps breathe life into your dinner menu like a few delicious vegetable side dishes. From horseradish mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and marsala carrots to risotto with peas, fresh corn salad and an Italian squash medley, these dishes bring color and flavor that your family will eat up.
Whether you’re looking for a recipe to warm up those cold winter days or a dinner idea that will keep you cool on hot summer nights, these hearty soups have something everyone will like. These recipes include Squash and Sausage Soup, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Carrot and Ginger Soup, Garden Vegetable Soup, Quick and Easy Turkey Noodle Soup, Gazpacho, Chilled Melon Soup, Lemon Artichoke Soup and more.
Celebrate the season’s bounty with this meal of shrimp and veggie pasta, tomato and field peas with garlic aioli, and cabbage-apple slaw.
Tennesseans love their tomatoes, and towns across the state celebrate the summer fruit with tomato festivals.
In the beautiful mountains of Unicoi County, you can find a bounty of fresh strawberries, tomatoes and more at Scott Strawberry and Tomato Farms.
When the temperature warms and the flowers are in full bloom, there’s no better way to enjoy the summer than by dining al fresco on Mediterranean Pasta Salad, Marinated Tomato and Cucumber Salad and Salmon Caesar Wraps.
Our dietitian-approved summer cookout and picnic recipes highlight favorites such as sweet corn and watermelon. Try Watermelon Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese, Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa and Grilled Thai Beef Burgers.
Entertaining guests? Impress them before dinner even hits the table with these simple recipes that are bursting with flavors. Go Southern with Fried Green Tomatoes, spice it up with Chili Cheese Rolls or enjoy a delicious twist on a classic with Mini BBTs.
Pettus Read explains the difference between Tennessee tomato sandwiches and ‘mater saminches.
Marianne Jones doesn’t grow just any old tomato – she’s out to grow every old tomato.