There are over 25,000 different varieties of tomatoes. Enjoy Illinois grown tomatoes between the months of June to October. Tomatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables around and can be used in many different recipes., Fun fact: as a plant, a tomato is a fruit, but it is considered a vegetable in MyPlate!
Choose tomatoes with bright, shiny skin (while red is the most common, tomatoes do also come in other colors, such as purple or yellow). Avoid tomatoes that have cuts or other blemishes. Store tomatoes at room temperature for 2-3 days and away from direct sunlight.