Tomatoes

It wouldn’t be summer without fresh juicy tomatoes. Field tomatoes in Ontario are available all summer long - from July to October. Tomatoes can come in many shapes, sizes and colours. In fact, there are more than 300 types of field tomatoes that are grown in Ontario. We are excited to showcase TOMATOES in our series of Earth to Table menus.

View our current menu here.


Tomato Categories

ROUND (SLICING/TABLE) - These medium-sized, round shaped tomatoes are ideal for eating raw.

ROMA OR PLUM - Plum-shaped and thick-fleshed, these tomatoes are smaller and less juicy than the Round variety. They are excellent for preserving or making sauces.

BEEFSTEAK - These are very similar to Round tomatoes, but are flatter with fleshier walls and not as juicy. Beefsteak tomatoes can be used for both cooking and eating raw. Sizes can vary from small to large.


What is an Heirloom Tomato?

An heirloom comes from seeds that have been handed down through several generations because of a special trait or valued characteristic. Heirloom tomatoes are varieties that have been grown without crossbreeding for 40 or more years. The characteristics of these tomatoes stay the same from year to year. Heirloom vegetables are open-pollinated, meaning they are pollinated by insects or wind without human intervention.