Food writers in magazines and newspapers begin touting tomato season in June and July, but in reality tomatoes don't really come into their own until August-ish unless you're talking about the cherry variety. And now, oh man, are the tomatoes wonderful! It must have been the heat wave we just went through which gave them the energy to ripen.
Fournie's farm stand in Collinsville has had tomatoes that taste like we all remember from years past and when cut have strikingly deep color and fragrance. The past two summers they had all kinds of disappointment with tomatoes, it was too hot for too long and too dry. But this year, wow, are they welcome.