Vine Tomatoes, Organic (400g) | Abel & Cole

Vine Tomatoes, Organic (400g)

£3.00
(75p per 100g)
Organic Vegan

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Why?
Most customers have their staples delivered weekly, so this item is set to automatically order itself every week. Your weekly shop will then arrive with no effort at all. Magic!
Did you know that when the tomato plant first came to the British Isles in the 16th Century it was used predominantly as a decorative plant as its fruit was believed to be poisonous? Thankfully, someone clearly took a risk and now we know better.

Country of Origin - Spain
Class - Minimum Class 2
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Producer

Our tomatoes come by way of what is now a third generation family business, originating in the fertile fields of Sicily. Two young boys, Francesco and Salvatore, followed in their fathers' footsteps over 50 years ago, and in 1977, their paths would cross in England, having come over with their parents 10 years earlier. The two bonded over their love of growing the best veg, in the Sicilian way, and joined forces. The dynamic duo now grow tomatoes in the UK until mid November, when they relocate to warmer climes in Spain to continue working their magic amongst the toms.

Storage & prep

Tomatoes absolutely love sunbathing, so leave them on the windowsill if they need ripening. Or, pop them in the fridge if they’re already ripe, and take them out a few hours before you eat or cook with them – they taste much better at room temperature. Give your tomatoes a quick rinse before slicing for your salad. A good tip for removing the skin (some recipes ask for this) is to place the tomatoes in very hot water and wait till the skin begins to peel away naturally, remove and, when cool enough, peel completely. The older the tomato, the softer it is.

Naturally does it
Organic farms have lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and a more environmentally sustainable way of farming in tune with the land and natural environment.

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