Hanover Tomatoes are at their peak just about now. What makes them so special? Besides being the best tasting tomatoes on the planet, Hanover tomatoes are grown in a sandy soil in Hanover, Virginia (only!) - as in, the soil doesn’t hold as much water as the red clay that’s buried just across Interstate 95, which essentially marks the fall line between the coastal plain to the east and the Piedmont plateau to the west. Less water in the soil means a more concentrated, more flavorful tomato with a prominent note of acid, presumably a byproduct of the county’s lower-pH soil. Tomato sandwiches with Dukes mayonaise, or tomato pie with locally made cheeses. Yum. We love this time of year in central Virginia. Apparently, so do the thousands who come to Hanover Tomato Festival held the second Saturday of July every year.
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