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Ford Looking To Make Car Parts From Tomatoes

In an effort to find lighter renewable materials, Ford announced a partnership on Tuesday with Heinz to research the use of tomato fibers to make car parts.

06/13/2014

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A Year After Sandy Surprise Crop Pops Up In Long Island Yard

There has been something unusual growing in the wreckage of Superstorm Sandy, it’s something edible that nobody planted.

10/31/2013

The Tomatina festival in Valencia, Spain - August 26, 2009 (credit: DIEGO TUSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Decry Brooklyn Tomato Battle Scheduled For Saturday

The event is called Tomato Battle and has been billed as “Beer. Bands. Tomato Fight.” It’s a six-hour festival of drinking and dancing capped off by a chance to hurl 40,000 pounds of tomatoes at 5,000 of your closest friends.

07/19/2013

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Wet Weather Brings Blight That Has Ruined Some N.J. Tomato Crops

A wet June has ruined the tomato crops and caused financial peril for growers in parts of New Jersey, thanks to a disease called “late blight.”

07/07/2013

Farmers on Long Island said that wet June weather has been bad for this year's strawberry crop. (Credit CBS 2)

Wet June Causing Poor Growing Conditions On Long Island Strawberry Farms

June is the peak season for strawberries on Easter Long Island, but farmers said that this month has been more like November.

06/14/2013

Tony's Hot Tomatoes (credit: CBS 2)

Tony’s Table: Tony’s Hot Tomatoes

Try this spicy side dish chock full of fresh vegetables and you won’t be disappointed.

08/08/2012

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Tony’s Table: Not-So-Secret Sauce

After seeing how easy it is to make Tony’s sauce, you’ll never buy a jar again!

08/01/2012

Brooklyn Grange - Queens, NY (file / credit: Brooklyn Grange on Facebook)

Stories From Main Street: Rooftop Farming In Long Island City

Brooklyn Grange is a 40,000 square foot rooftop farm in Long Island City, whrere they grow things like the white icicle radish.

10/17/2011

Farmers Market (file / credit: clipart.com)

Weekly Farmers’ Market In Mount Vernon Starting Today

After a successful test run, the city is going ahead and bringing in a farmers’ market every Thursday from now until October 27.

08/04/2011

Watermelons (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Detail The Foods That Will Help You Beat The Summer Heat

When the weather gets hot and hazy, for some people, food just isn’t appealing. But experts say there are foods that can help you deal with the hot weather.

07/22/2011

Sprout Creek Farm - La Grange, NY (file / credit: Sprout Creek Farm)

Stories From Main Street: Sprout Creek Farm Teaches Students Important Lessons Outside Of The Classroom

Just outside Poughkeepsie, Sprout Creek Farm is a unique place – an outdoor classroom full of kids.

05/23/2011

"Daisy" the cow is seen at the Queens County Farm Museum - Queens, NY - File / Photo: Queens County Farm Museum

Stories From Main Street: Floral Park, Queens

It’s harvest time in New York City.

10/18/2010

Tomatoes (File AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Superfoods: What Every Woman Should Know

How would you like to fight heart disease or lower your risk of cancer? The key to doing so might be on your dinner plate.

08/31/2010

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What’s Being Served Up At US Open Concession Stands?

Hungry crowds will consume more than 250,000 burgers and hot dogs, 27,000 pounds of tomatoes, and four and a half tons of crab and lobster over the next 2 weeks at the U.S. Open.

08/30/2010