Fear not the tomato!

heirloom tomatoIf you didn’t grow your own, nearby farmers have done it for you, and they’re safe.

Those wishing to avoid difficulties arising from street-closures downtown tomorrow are likely to find tomatoes quickly and easily at the South Austin Farmers Market in the parking lot of El Gallo (generally from 9 am to 1 pm), where the crops are organic.

I know that there are those abstaining entirely from consuming tomatoes during this salmonella outbreak, but lycophene’s out there, and in forms not to cause alarm.

The picture shows tomatos on a plant bought as a seedling at the South Austin Farmers Market. I forget what this variety is, but another is the heirloom Brandywine. There were Brandywines there last week and I’d guess they’ll be there again tomorrow.

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