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Grainger County ‘maters

This is one of my favorite times of year. Sure, the weather is hotter than the flames of Heck, where Fluffy went. But it’s that time when one of East Tennessee’s greatest foods is in season. Grainger County tomatoes:


Most of the local and, even, chain stores carry them. I just put salt and pepper on them. If you’re ever in this area, try them.

8 Responses to “Grainger County ‘maters”

  1. Dave Says:

    I grew up in Jefferson County…I know these ‘maters of which you speak. There are none finer.

  2. Huck Says:

    What! You add salt ‘n pepper to ‘maters? SACRILEGE! Eat them warm as they are. That, IMHO, is the best way to snack on them. 🙂

    I grew up in a farm town in the San Joaquin Valley in Kalifornication and when they were ripe we used to pick tomatoes fresh off the plant, sun warmed, and eat them like apples. It was GOOD!

  3. Frankie Says:

    I’ll put a New England grown Jetstar up against them any day.

  4. Crawler Says:

    “Plant ’em in the spring, eat ’em in the summer
    All winter with out ’em’s a culinary bummer

    Only two things that money can’t buy
    And that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes”

    – Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark

    Tis’ the BLT season indeed.

  5. SayUncle Says:

    I grew up in Jefferson County

    No shit? That’s where I grew up.

  6. Dave Says:

    Born in Jefferson City, then lived in Talbott until I was 12 or 13, then we moved back to Jefferson City. Graduated JCHS in ’81.

  7. SayUncle Says:

    Small world. Class of 89.

  8. tim Says:

    M & M sandwiches! (‘maters and mayonnaise!). Mama was born and raised in White Pine. Gotta lot of kin in the area.

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