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Heya,

So, right now I want to grow some tomatoes, but I only have a tiny East-facing balcony which gets maybe 3-4 hours of sun per day. I have been able to grow tomatoes here, but they certainly don't grow well.

I'm trying to avoid buying tomatoes from the supermarket because I've been spoiled by the taste of home-grown tomatoes. As such, I've been buying canned & dried tomatoes, but not fresh.

I was wondering, would buying tomatoes from a farmer's market be almost as good as home-grown? Or do they use some of the same tactics as what the distributors use (i.e., picking them while they're green, and false-ripening them)?

I'm guessing that all markets are different and you can only give me a general answer at best, but I'll take any info I can. =)
 
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knarf wrote:

I'm guessing that all markets are different



yep!
gotta ask the farmer.
it's my impression that most open-air farmers markets are going to be small/local farms which is good of course.
to me it's always better buying direct from farmers vs supermarkets.
try to get organic/heirloom whenever possible.  good/better/best.
 
                          
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there is allot of difference in tomatoes bought from market and the tomatoes which are grown at home .
 
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