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So, I was at my local farmer's market on Saturday, and I saw the most beautiful organic heirloom tomatoes. There were yellow ones, purple ones, big fat beefy ones....my mouth was practically watering. I picked up a bright red one that was the size of a baby head, then I noticed the price.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Six bucks a pound!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
I just couldn't afford to do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I just wanted to tell you guys that.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by missleigh</i><br><br><b>So, I was at my local farmer's market on Saturday, and I saw the most beautiful organic heirloom tomatoes. There were yellow ones, purple ones, big fat beefy ones....my mouth was practically watering. I picked up a bright red one that was the size of a baby head, then I noticed the price.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Six bucks a pound!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
I just couldn't afford to do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I just wanted to tell you guys that.</b></div>
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aww sorry you could not have one<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> maybe if you save your change this week you could go back and get one<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I dunno.... even if I were rich, I'm not sure if I would pay six dollars for one tomato. I guess it would depend on how badly I needed a tomato sandwich <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by missleigh</i><br><br><b>I dunno.... even if I were rich, I'm not sure if I would pay six dollars for one tomato. I guess it would depend on how badly I needed a tomato sandwich <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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i agree.. i flip out when a tomoato costs more then a dollar..<br><br>
once you have a 6 dollar tomato you may never like the regular ones again.<br><br><br><br>
i am that way with grapes, apple juice and OJ.. i will not have them unless they are organic..
 

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I tried to grow an heirloom tomato plant this summer. Well, actually I had great success at growing an heirloom tomato plant. The plant is beautiful and huge. Problem is, it has yet to produce a single bloom let alone a tomato.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure there are varieties that are as easy to grow as hybrids, but maybe a slightly higher price is justified for the heirlooms...
 

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Yeah, considering what goes into creating these tomatoes, the price is probably justified.<br><br>
Maybe the farmer's market will let me put one on lay-away for the holidays coming up.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by missleigh</i><br><br><b>lay-away</b></div>
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hee hee<br><br><br><br>
I meant to say, a slightly higher price might be justified, but $6.00 a pound is pretty steep.
 

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....I could make a 40 dollar batch of pasta sauce! ! Just imagine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by missleigh</i><br><br><b>....I could make a 40 dollar batch of pasta sauce! ! Just imagine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"></b></div>
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Yeah - at Whole Foods they are $7 / lbs.... About a week or two ago a woman before me in the line bought heirlooms for $50, I'm not joking!! She was so ecstatic about them - she wanted a separate paper bag for them too, LOL.<br><br><br><br>
My friend buys them occasionally but only one or two, for snacking (cut up and seasoned with salt + olive oil). I just look at them - I don't even dare to touch them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
But once I got the process of hydroponic tomato growing pinned down, I will grow them by the ton, I swear!! The surplus I will FedEx to you guys!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Right on, Oatmeal! Hurry up and grow 'em <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Oatmeal</i><br><br><b><br><br>
But once I got the process of hydroponic tomato growing pinned down, I will grow them by the ton, I swear!! The surplus I will FedEx to you guys!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></b></div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"> oh oati <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"><br><br>
i'm thinking of trying to grow them....if this garden takes off. this is my first one and....it's growing good but not a single flower yet on ANYTHING! but nothing's died <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> i want to try heirlooms sooo bad!
 

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Gee, now I'm glad I live in New York City -- my beloved Fairway market sells heirloom tomatoes for $4.99 a pound. They're even cheaper at farmer's markets.<br><br><br><br>
I'm pretty poor, but I must say that especially since I don't spend money on meat, paying a premium for a heavenly tomato that ACTUALLY TASTES LIKE A TOMATO! seems quite reasonable to me.
 

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Ahhh....that's better. I went back to the farmer's market, and the heirloom 'matos are now only $2.99 a pound. Of course I bought several!
 
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