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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.

Six bucks a pound!!!!!


I just couldn't afford to do it.


I just wanted to tell you guys that.
 

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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.

Six bucks a pound!!!!!


I just couldn't afford to do it.


I just wanted to tell you guys that.
aww sorry you could not have one
maybe if you save your change this week you could go back and get one
 

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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
i agree.. i flip out when a tomoato costs more then a dollar..

once you have a 6 dollar tomato you may never like the regular ones again.

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.

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 - 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.

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


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!!!
 

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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!!!
oh oati


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
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.

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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