Behold the Pomo D’oro. The apple of gold.
Thousands of recipes revolve around or include the precious tomato for many reasons; as a food base, for color, for their versatility and personal preference. The first tomato plants came from Chile and Ecuador and were subsequently introduced to Europe by the Spaniards in the 16th century. By the 17th century, people were crushing and boiling tomatoes, thus inventing an original tomato sauce.
Thomas Jefferson introduced the tomato to the United States in 1710, making him an original botanist in the tomato growing industry. The tomato was also considered to be a sign of good luck and prosperity. If a tomato was placed on a mantle, it was believed that prosperity would follow the family owning the home. When tomatoes were not in season, people would fill tiny round bags made of red material with sand and place them on their mantles instead of the real thing. Over time, these little red mock tomatoes were used as pin cushions; a shape any good seamstress still has in her sewing arsenal.
Whether or not you have a mantle, the quality and goodness of our tomato products will fill your home with old world aroma and flavor.