Event Tickets My Account Advertise About Us Contact Us Archive RSS Newsletters
Edit Module Edit Module
Friday, February 28, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Photo courtesy of Bushel Boy

Picking through the produce department of your local grocery store you might see several varieties of tomatoes, but unless you see the Bushel Boy sticker, chances are those tomatoes aren’t doing the environment any favors.

Most wintertime tomatoes you’ll find there have been shipped up from Mexico. These varieties are often bred to be firm and tough to endure their long journey to the shelf. Flavor is sacrificed for dense texture. Their red coloring comes from a chemical-induced hue change because these guys are picked on the growers’ schedule, not when the tomato is ready to be eaten.

Nature cultivates our fruits and vegetables to be most alluring when it’s an ideal time to eat them. A rich, ripe, and ready tomato will pull at the vine, laden with juices and shining that brilliant scarlet to tempt the eye. While those other poor tomatoes are a shadow of what you’ll find if you’d grown them in your backyard, Bushel Boy tomatoes taste like summer all year round, because they’re grown for flavor and aren’t sacrificed on the altar of a grower’s schedule.

Because they’re grown here in Minnesota, we also care about taking care with our natural resources. With every crop, we conserve water by maintaining the perfect temperature inside our greenhouses. We’re also working on continuing to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our packaging. Plus, we value our plants all the way through their life cycle and compost all of the leaves and other organic matter.

Our tomatoes are never wasted, either. If for any reason they don’t live up to our high standards for sale, Bushel Boys are donated to food shelves to help feed our hungry neighbors.

So, when you share those scrumptious, juicy tomatoes with your family, you aren’t just doing it for the good of your loved ones. You’re eating for the greater good.
 

This post is presented by Bushel Boy Bushel Boy

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 in Permalink

Edit Module

About This Blog

TC Taste answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally bring the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Minnesota Monthly Senior Editor Rachel Hutton, Sustainable Food Correspondent Marie Flanagan, Chef Jason Ross, Food Writer Joy Summers, and Drinks & Real Food Senior Editor Mary Subialka. Learn more about the TC Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Sign up for our monthly dining e-blast:

MNMO Dish Sign-up

The Latest in MNMO

REVIEWS QUICK BITES
Best New Restaurants Mosaic
Icehouse Cool Primebar
Haute Hot Dogs Technique
Culinary Cloning Fika
Birdhouse Takes Flight Corner Table
Best Bars Left Handed Cook
Creative Cocktailing A Lotta Burrata


* Access all reviews here. 

restaurants Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Edit Module
Edit Module