Grainger County tomatoes

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Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
2011/07/24 10:53:57
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/
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/24 18:56:33
I am very jealous.A good tomato is hard to come by around here.
mjambro
Cheeseburger
Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/25 06:42:01
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.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/25 07:57:43
Grainger County tomatoes are excellent, and it's difficult to find them around here on a regular basis.
Big_g
Cheeseburger
Re:Grainger County tomatoes 2011/07/25 09:16:48
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 =)