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Storage Store tomatoes at room temperature as refrigeration may cause them to lose flavor and develop a mealy texture. Keep in a vented package (such as the pulp baskets they are often delivered in) out of direct sunlight. Tomatoes let off a high amount of ethylene gas which speeds the ripening process, so don’t keep near other fruits or vegetables that spoil easily. Also be sure to check tomatoes regularly as one spoiled tomato can cause the rest to go bad very quickly. Recipes Enjoy them fresh (our favorite)! Add to salads Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil No-Cook Tomato Sauce Easy Cherry Tomato Salsa Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables Mixed Tomato Cobbler Preservation Cherry tomatoes can be preserved in a number of ways, including freezing and dehydrating. You can also can tomatoes, but if you choose to do so please follow a trusted recipe to make sure you add enough acidity for safe storage. To freeze, wash and dry cherry tomatoes...

You may have noticed things look a bit different. That’s because Foodshed Farms is now New South Produce Cooperative. Our products and farmers haven’t changed - all of our products are still Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown, and harvested right here in Arkansas. So why the change? Our business has grown! We began in 2014 with a handful of farms and a small CSA. But now in 2016 we’ve grown to nearly two dozen Arkansas farms, with over 450 CSA members across the state and dozens of restaurants, grocers, and community organizations carrying our products every week. Our new brand reflects this growth, and coincides with our official transition to a farmer-owned cooperative earlier this year. New South Cooperative represents our dedication to environmental stewardship through organic agriculture and our commitment to the growth of small family farms. We’re working towards a new type of agriculture that promotes rural livelihoods and protects the...