July through October

Nutrition Facts: 
Tomatoes are rich in nutrients that promote good health, including fiber and vitamins C and A. A medium tomato contains about 25 calories, 20 mg sodium, and is a good source of potassium.

Choose firm, well-shaped tomatoes that are fragrant and rich in color. Tomatoes should be free from blemishes, heavy for their size, and give slightly to pressure. Three to four medium tomatoes weigh about 1 pound. One pound of tomatoes yields about 2 ½ cups of chopped tomatoes.

Store ripe tomatoes at room temperature and use them within three days. Keep out of direct sunlight. Place green tomatoes in a paper bag to ripen.


Wash fresh tomatoes in cool running water.

To peel: Place tomatoes in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then transfer to cold water. Skins will slip off.

To seed: Scrape seeds away from the flesh with a pointed utensil. Avoid puncturing the skin.

To slice: Slice lengthwise to retain juice. A serrated knife works best.

Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand.