|Fresh tomatoes are ripe in late summer and early fall. Photographs by Lori Korleski Richardson.|
|Fresh basil is available at the same|
time as tomatoes.
And consumers, stop ordering salads that have tomatoes on them in out-of-season months. If there's no demand, you will find out what raw tomatoes really taste like and enjoy them fresh only in season - and restaurants can move on to making salads featuring other tasty, in-season ingredients.