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4/10/2023 - FTC Nominations for 2023-2025

The Florida Tomato Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 10:30 am in which tomato Continue Reading » more

11/8/2021 - Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour March 7 to 11, 2022

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables read more

9/28/2021 - Florida Tomato Committee 2021-22 Organizational Meeting

FLORIDA TOMATO COMMITTEE Established Pursuant to Federal Marketing Agreement and Order No. 966, As Amended Regulating the Handling of Tomatoes read more

7/9/2021 - Florida Tomato Committee 2021-2023 Nomination Meeting – District 2 Member Vacancy

FLORIDA TOMATO COMMITTEE Established Pursuant to Federal Marketing Agreement and Order No. 966, As Amended Regulating the Handling of Tomatoes read more

8/31/2018 - Summer Reading!

Catch up on our newsletters. All the best info., recipes and more

4/23/2018 - April Tomato Dish!

The April Dish is in! more

3/28/2018 - Spring into the March Dish!

March Dish! more

2/24/2018 - February Dish is Recipe Gold!

Find your new favorite dish in this month’s more

1/26/2018 - Dish it up with the January newsletter

Recipes and more… more

12/27/2017 - New Study: Tomatoes May Play a Role in Lung Health

A new study found that former smokers with diets high in tomatoes and fresh fruit had a slower rate of Continue Reading » more

- Happy Holidays!

Celebrate with fun new recipes from this month’s Dish! more

11/21/2017 - Thanksgiving Craft

Keep the little ones busy with this super fun craft. Thanksgiving turkey more

11/13/2017 - Florida Post-Harvest Horticulture Tour

Mark your calendars for this special more

10/30/2017 - October Dish!

All treats and no tricks in this month’s more

8/25/2017 - Summer Reading: Tomato Dish

Recipes, information, and more

7/1/2017 - Catch up on the Latest Tomato News

Tips for 4th of July in this month’s more

4/29/2017 - Have you read the April dish?

April Tomato Dish more

3/25/2017 - March Tomato Dish 2017

Enjoy this month’s fresh take on classic more

2/22/2017 - February Tomato Dish 2017

Fresh news and more

1/31/2017 - Super Snack Recipes for Your Super Party

Tomato more

12/20/2016 - December 2016 Tomato Dish

Now serving recipes and ideas in the latest more

11/23/2016 - The Dish is In!

Looking for last minute Thanksgiving ideas? Check out the November Dish! more

11/17/2016 - Florida Post Harvest Horticulture Tour

Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour March 6 to 10, 2017 The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to more

10/27/2016 - October Tomato Dish 2016!

All the best recipes and more… more

9/30/2016 - September Tomato Dish 2016!

Get the latest and greatest in recipes and more

8/29/2016 - The August 2016 Tomato Dish

Find out why tomatoes are powerfully delicious in this month’s more

7/28/2016 - July Tomato Dish is Hot Off the Press!

Read all about your favorite Florida tomato in this month’s Tomato dish. more

7/5/2016 - Celebrate Summer!

June Tomato more

5/23/2016 - The May Tomato Dish is Ready For You!

Take a peek for delicious recipes and more

4/22/2016 - Happy Earth Day! more

3/31/2016 - 27th Annual Fresh Florida Tomato Contest

Supervising Instructor’s more

3/23/2016 - The March Tomato Dish is here!

Recipes, tips, and more

2/25/2016 - February Tomato Dish is Hot Off the Press

Get the latest in news, recipes, and all things more

1/23/2016 - New Year, New Dish – The January edition is now available

Enjoy the latest recipes, games, and information in the January 2016 Tomato more

12/11/2015 - The December Dish is here!

Click here for delicious recipes and a special holiday more

12/7/2015 - Southern Style Chanukah Fried Tomatoes

Tasty tomato dish for a crowd or just a more

10/27/2015 - The October Dish is now available!

October Tomato Dish more

7/23/2015 - July Tomato Dish 2015

Get great recipes in this month’s dish! more

5/22/2015 - Fresh Tomato and Pesto Pasta

Delicious recipe from Family Focus more

5/19/2015 - Tomatoes and Cheese: Happy Together

Mexico in My Kitchen gives us a delicious pairing of Florida tomatoes and more

5/11/2015 - Florida Tomatoes: Mom’s Know Best

Momondealz shares Bruschetta recipe featuring fresh Florida more

5/7/2015 - Fresh From Florida: Tomatoes gives insight on delicious Florida more

5/6/2015 - Tomatoes Make Healthy Snacks!

Florida tomatoes make a great fresh Pico de more

4/30/2015 - You Say Tomato…

Bloggers love Florida more

4/23/2015 - The April 2015 Tomato Dish is here!

news, recipes and information about the Florida Tomato more

3/23/2015 - What Makes Florida Tomatoes So Good? more

2/19/2015 - February Tomato Dish 2015

Get the latest tips and recipes for fresh Florida tomatoes in this month’s Tomato more

1/29/2015 - It’s Tomato Time!

South Florida hits peak of more

1/20/2015 - The January Tomato Dish is here!

Read the first Florida Tomato Dish of 2015! more

12/23/2014 - A Tomato a Day Keeps the Heart Doctor Away

Most people have heard the advice, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This bit of advice is over Continue Reading » more

12/19/2014 - The December Dish is here!

Get holiday ready with the December issue of the Dish. December Tomato Dish more

10/25/2014 - The October Dish is hot off the press!

October Tomato Dish more

9/4/2014 - Florida tomato growers get “fresh” with partnership

The Maitland-based Florida Tomato Committee has partnered with the state-run Fresh From Florida program. Click more

8/25/2014 - Tomatoes and Umami

You’re probably familiar with salty, sweet, bitter, and sour, but did you know there’s a fifth taste? It’s called umami, Continue Reading » more

7/28/2014 - Summer tomato news

News, recipes and more

6/29/2014 - Have you read the June Tomato Dish?

Click here for the latest industry news, recipes, and more

6/10/2014 - Tomato Extract Relieves Damaged Arteries, Finds Cambridge Study

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5/21/2014 - The May 2014 Tomato Dish is hot off the press!

Click here for the latest recipes, news and more… more

3/21/2014 - Read All About It! The March Tomato Dish is now available. more

2/22/2014 - The February Dish is here!

Recipes, News, and More… more

1/1/2014 - Tomato Health News!

Tomatoes May Reduce the Risk of Breast more

10/21/2013 - The October Dish is here!

Get the latest in tomato news, tips, and recipes in the October Tomato Dish 2013 more

9/25/2013 - Kids in the Kitchen with Florida Tomatoes and the Florida Chef

Ketchup may be the first thing you think of when tomatoes are mentioned. But tomatoes are also the main ingredients in many other delicious more

- The 25th Annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are more

9/23/2013 -

Ready to dish? The September edition of the Tomato Dish is hot off the press! Click on the link for Continue Reading » more

9/20/2013 - 10 Reasons to Slice into Some Sunshine

Who knew that produce had the power to brighten your day? Field-grown and freshly harvested in the Sunshine State, Florida tomatoes are bursting with juicy more

6/13/2013 - The June Tomato Dish is Here!

Enjoy this month’s issue of the Tomato Dish which includes Father’s Day recipes, thoughts for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Continue Reading »< more

5/23/2013 - The Florida Tomato Dish May 2013

Get the dish on this month’s news, recipes, and kids corner activities. more

5/7/2013 - Now at Season’s Peak: Florida Tomatoes

Florida tomatoes are high in vitamin C, and are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin A. They Continue Reading » more

4/22/2013 - Save the Earth: Eat Tomatoes

The title may be a bit grand, but the truth is, by choosing to make a few meals per week Continue Reading » more

4/15/2013 - It All Started With a Tax

You may be aware that botanically speaking the tomato is a fruit. You may also know that it was a Continue Reading » more

3/31/2013 - Florida Tomatoes from Sunrise to Sunset

Tomatoes are one of the most versatile fruits in the field. You can use fresh tomatoes in every meal from Continue Reading » more

3/29/2013 - Spring is a time for cleaning and renewal.

Spring is a time for cleaning and renewal. We do it with our house, our wardrobe and even our more

1/9/2013 - Tomatoes Help You Stay Healthy

We all know that a ripe tomato, picked fresh from the garden, is one of the tastiest treats around. But Continue Reading » more

- SPC to honor Paul DiMare with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Produce News
The Southeast Produce Council will honor Paul J. DiMare Sr. with its 2013 Lifetime more

11/20/2012 - Surprise! Tomatoes Have even more Health Benefits

Palm Beach Post
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" may have spun a healthy yarn about the more

10/23/2012 - Tomatoes Lower the Risk of Stroke

Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN - Tomatoes are the most widely-consumed fruits and vegetables around. They are also more

10/9/2012 - Health Watch: Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCCO) – Lots of homes are stocked with tomatoes fresh out of the garden. And now a new study, more

8/14/2012 - Easy, breezy entertaining with fresh tomato recipes

The Daily News, Bogalusa, Louisiana
Whether you’re having a friend or two over for a casual lunch, or more

6/29/2012 - Lipman Named Agribusiness Partner of the Year

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (June 25, 2012) – Lipman, North America’s largest field tomato grower, was recently named 2012 more

6/12/2012 - Simply Stated, Tasty Florida Tomato Recipes

I’m starting to see the first heirloom tomatoes at the farmers’ market, which is always exciting. While my favorite more

6/1/2012 - Can Tomatoes Slice Prostate Cancer?

June 2012 Issue
Can Tomatoes Slice Prostate Cancer Risk?
By Sharon Palmer, RD
Today’s Dietitian
Vol. more

5/15/2012 - Easy, Breezy Entertaining with Florida Tomatoes

Whether you are having a friend or two over for a casual lunch, or hosting a weekend party, you want to serve great more

5/14/2012 - Tomatoes Improve Women’s Health and Body

Tomato juice can be a tremendous source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A and C. Just one cup of tomato more

4/15/2012 - Tantalizing Tomato Tidbits

Great appetizers are full of falvor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it. To get that balance, more

3/4/2012 - Vice president of West Coast Tomato to receive award from Florida Association of Food Banks

PALMETTO Bob Spencer, vice president of sales for West Coast Tomato, will proudly say his company, as well as its more

2/16/2012 - Red Produce Boosts Health Year-Round

Red fruit and vegetables are always popular for Valentine's Day but a U.S. food expert said they are also some of more

2/13/2012 - Roasted Tomato Basil Soup w/ Grilled Cheese Croutons

Wes Crabbe from Dallas, Texas writes, "I love Florida tomatoes because they are full of fantastic flavor and can be more


MAITLAND, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2011) – Tony DiMare, vice president of DiMare Company and a veteran in the more

6/17/2011 - Florida Tomato Dish June 2011

This Sunday may be Father's Day, but the whole month of June gives us many reasons to celebrate our health and more

6/13/2011 - 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating More Tomatoes

There is more to eating Florida tomatoes than good taste, they are great for your health! 10 good reasons to eat more! more

6/7/2011 - Prevention Magazine – 25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods

In Prevention Magazine in the nutrition section titled 25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods, tomatoes ranks #15. Tomatoes are more

5/31/2011 - Houston Style Magazine – You Say Tomato

Houston Style Magazine - There’s nothing like a juicy, ripe tomato to wake up a recipe and put a smile on your face. more

5/26/2011 - Florida Tomato Dish May 2011

No doubt, grilling out is a favorite American pastime. But can you guess what our #1 favorite item to grill is? The more

5/23/2011 - Ten Reasons You Should be Eating More Delicious, Nutritious Tomatoes

May 23, 2011 - Florida Tomatoes, "Ten Reasons You Should be Eating More Delicious, Nutritious Tomatoes," by Elaine more

5/18/2011 - Laurie Lufkin Wins Most Delicious Dish Florida Tomato Recipe Contest!

MAITLAND, FL – Laurie Lufkin of Essex, Massachusetts, wins the first “Most Delicious Dish” Florida tomato recipe more

5/4/2011 - IFAS Tomato Breeding Program Samuel Hutton

Samuel F. Hutton
Assistant Professor, Tomato Breeding and Genetics
Univ. of Florida Horticultural Sciences more

5/1/2011 - Foodie Awards & Most Delicious Dish Contest Flyers

Looking for information on our tomato contests? We have a consumer recipe contest and a chef tomato feature contest, more

4/30/2011 - Tomato News Feature with Chef Justin Timineri

There’s nothing like a juicy, ripe Florida tomato to wake up a recipe and put a smile on your face. And tomatoes’ more

4/29/2011 - Orlando Chef Wins First-Ever Florida Tomato Foodie Award

MAITLAND, FL – Chef Joe Alfano, of Universal Orlando CityWalk, is the winner of the very first Florida Tomato Foodie more

3/18/2011 - Tomato Industry Plans Multimedia Promotional Campaigns

MAITLAND, Fla. — Written by The Packer, Doug Ohlemeier. Trying to ramp up shopper interest in preparing the state’s more

3/2/2011 - Emerging Benefits of Tomato Consumption and Health

On March 2, 2011, more

3/1/2011 - Health Benefits of Eating Tomatoes Emerge

Science Daily — Eating more tomatoes and tomato products can make people healthier and decrease the more

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