Time For Tomatoes

Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, Conn. has a huge selection of cherry tomatoes right now. Photo by Amanda Freund

We have all kinds of tomatoes out there. The lowest category is the drugstore tomato, pale, grainy slices lobbed onto sandwiches at pharmacies with marble counters and bitter coffee.  The sandwiches I ate at such places in the 1950s in New York survive to this day at coffee shops near hospitals  on Lexington Avenue where visitors  ignore the tomatoes and vent their angst about sickly people they love with a Scotch Sour.

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