If You Can't Grown Your Own Tomatoes...
Growing your own is actually pretty easy (here are four simple rules to help you start
), but if it's not an option, follow the advice of Barry Estabrook, whose book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
exposes the appalling working and growing conditions in Florida's tomato industry, which put other industries that are supported by migrant workers to shame. Estabrook says, "My policy is that the closer to your back door that a tomato was grown, the better it is going to be in all respects. If you can get locally grown tomatoes in season at your supermarket, more power to you." In the off-season, Estabrook eats Campari tomatoes, ping-pong-ball sized salad tomatoes that are juicy and flavorful, and are grown hydroponically in greenhouses without any pesticides.