Tomatoes grow fresh in summer, but are usually available all year long in the produce aisle. Canned tomatoes products are a convenient alternative to fresh tomatoes for recipes, making them a stable in many kitchen pantries.
TomatoesHarvest of the Month
Network for Healthy California.
Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Quantity recipes containing tomatoes from the USDA Mixing Bowl.
Tomatoes: Foodservice Resources
Florida Tomato Committee.
Resources available for foodservice professionals which include purchasing tips, videos, tips, color and sizing chart, procurement form, and available materials.
Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Set of 30 fruit and vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated. Available in black & white and color.
Tomato Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)
Mississippi State University Extension Service.
This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.
Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Tomato photos include:
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Tomatoes
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.
Interactive Web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.
Functional Food: Tomatoes
Pennsylvania State University Extension.
Perfect for a lesson on tomatoes, this page includes links to a lesson plan, a Power Point presentation, a fact sheet, a tip sheet, a crossword puzzle, recipes, and an evaluation booklet.
Provides a variety of fruit and vegetable clipart images, for free use. Search for a fruit or vegetable to see all associated images.
The Tomato Zone
The British Tomato Growers Association.
This web site for children age 5 to 16 contains interactive resources, including games and activities which teach about the health benefits of tomatoes. Teachers' notes for each activity explains how it can be used as part of a lesson.
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.
Visitors to this web site can download and distribute newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other materials related to tomatoes. Spanish and large-type materials available.
Pick a Better Snack (PABS) Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
Iowa Department of Public Health.
Iowa’s Pick a better snack™ fact sheets provide nutrition facts, uses, varieties, origin, trivia, etc. for over 30 fruits and vegetables.