July 8, 2019

What you see: A scarred ring around the bottom of your tomato
What it is: The scarring is a condition called “catfacing,” which is common in some heirloom tomatoes, like this “mortgage lifter.”
Eat or toss? Eat! This is harmless scarring. You may want to cut it off for...

December 30, 2018

If you live in Washington, D.C., and have looked into reducing food waste in your kitchen, you’ve probably heard of Hungry Harvest. The fresh grocery delivery service finds homes for surplus, “ugly” and otherwise rejected foods in the region. Of course, EatOrToss is al...

November 6, 2018

What you see: Dried out rings running circles around your tomato
What it is: Scarring after a growth spurt
Eat or toss: Eat! The dry, brown areas may not have a great texture, but as long as you don’t see any evidence of mold or rot, the rest of the tomato will still t...

June 11, 2018

What you see: A green tinge inside your tomatoes What it is: A particular feature of the breed; or, a physical problem from earlier in the tomato’s life Eat or

May 16, 2018

What you see: A dry line running down the outside of a tomato, with a hole or two in its midst What it is: A sign that, way back when, a part of the tomato flo

April 2, 2018

What you see: Dried out, cracked lines radiating from the center of the tomato top What it is: Scarring after a growth spurt Eat or toss?...

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