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Tomatoes at Farmers' Markets -- Yuma Crop at Borgata Fridays

Ever since grocery-store tomatoes got as costly as meat, we've been garnishing our routine sandwiches with other things. If the love apple is a luxury anyway, might as well hold out for the ripeness, taste, and texture of a locally grown, recently harvested 'mater like the ones currently available from Brent McCaleb of Sunny Boy Produce.

McCaleb vends the produce of his uncle's Yuma farm at the Borgata of Scottsdale's Friday market and entertainment event, through April 24, and also at the twice-monthly San Tan Village farmers' market in Gilbert. The Borgata event is from 1 to 7 p.m., which is swell for people who tend to be at work during weekday morning markets. Sounds like a nice low-pressure segue into the weekend, too.

This Saturday, March 21, is the every-third-Saturday Estrella Lakeside Market in Goodyear. It closes for the summer as well, so you have only a few more chances to check it out before fall. Say hey to Farmer Dave and the ubiquitous and fabulous folks from The Tamale Store.

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