Tomato Canners Aim For New Route To Consumers

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The California Tomato Growers Association, which promotes canned rather than the fresh-market crop, notes that tomatoes are picked at the peak of ripeness - unlike "fresh" tomatoes that often are harvested while still green. Because of this, and all of the benefits and nutrition of canned tomatoes, the group aims to get the product out of the canned-food aisle and into the produce department in 2017.

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