The Jersey Tomato

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Date(s) - 08/05/2017
12:00 pm

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Elizabeth Free Public Library

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Everyone loves the Jersey Tomato! Discover where the tomato originated and why it became one of New Jersey’s favorite crops. Find out when New Jersey was known for its tomato packing industry and what happened to it. Did you know that tomatoes were considered poisonous at one time and it was a New Jerseyean who decided to prove everyone wrong? Hear about heirloom varieties and modern hybrids and the folklore attached to this fruit.

Judith Krall-Russo
Food Historian

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