Grainger County tomatoes

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2011/07/24 10:53:57 (permalink)

Grainger County tomatoes

Mamaw Smith and I took a ride a few days ago to Rutledge, TN into Grainger county where they are famous for their tomatoes a little like Vidalia, GA is famous for its onions.  We each bought a case of their beautiful vine ripe tomatoes.  We know the owner of Ritter farms and he went down to their sorting house and selected each of us a beautiful case of tomatoes.  I wish I could adequately describe the taste of these wonderful tomatoes,  They are very acidic and taste like a tomato should.
 
http://www.ritterfarms.com/
 
I sliced several of them for our grillfest yesterday and in addition, I sliced some and slathered them with EVO, salt, pepper, mozzarella cheese with some pepperoni on top and broiled them for a couple of minutes.  Totally outstanding.
 
They are having a huge tomato festival in Rutledge, TN this weekend and thousands attend.
http://www.graingercountytomatofestival.com/
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/24 18:56:33 (permalink)
    I am very jealous.A good tomato is hard to come by around here.
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    mjambro
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    Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/25 06:42:01 (permalink)
    I'm equally jealous.  I was hooked on them while living in TN.  My hone grown tomatoes never did and still don't match up.  I've nearly given up on buying any since leaving TN.
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    MellowRoast
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    Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/25 07:57:43 (permalink)
    Grainger County tomatoes are excellent, and it's difficult to find them around here on a regular basis.
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    Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/25 09:16:48 (permalink)
    She who must be obeyed and I had tomato and onion sandwichs using grainger tomatoes and vidalia onions on some rye bread, a big cold glass of sweet tea and I was in heaven.
    Tonight we'll put some bacon on them =)
     
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