August Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

New Hampshire Harvest of the Month is a program run by New Hampshire Farm to School in the Granite State. Their goal is to promote seasonal eating, encourage healthy diets and support the local economy.

Tomatoes are a member of the family Solanceae, along with eggplants, peppers and potatoes. They are native to Central America and Mexico; their dissemination throughout the globe was sparked by the Spanish’s colonization of the Americas. In tropical regions, they grow as short-lived perennials; in the temperate region of New Hampshire, they are annuals.

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