Originally Posted by LizStreithorst
This is not news.
I am given a lot of fresh tomatoes grown in the summer by the maintenance folks in the patches on the properties. What a difference in taste. If you store them on your countertop stem side down, they will last much longer and hold onto their flavor. When I buy them at the supermarket, I buy on the vine. A little bit better than the prepackaged ones, but not as good as the fresh ones I get from the gardens outside our door. Never put any tomato in the fridge. The cold kills any flavor right off.