Tomatoes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors—from tiny red and yellow cherry tomatoes to big, plump, purple ones! In the summer, look for local tomatoes at farmers markets, grocers, and your school cafeteria, or trying growing your own tomatoes at home or in your school garden.
Tomato plants originated in South and Central America where they were cultivated by the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples. Today, tomatoes are featured prominently in Mexican, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Italian cuisines. Tomatoes are a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed fresh or used in soups, sauces, or salsa.