Close up of colorful tomatoes, some sliced, shot from above

Store just-picked tomatoes on the counter, not in the fridge – and when you're ready to slice, read on for no-cook cooking suggestions. 

One of the best things about summer is the joy of eating a delicious, juicy tomato picked fresh off the vine and delivered to a farmers’ market the same day.

According to Laurie Colwin, author of “Home Cooking,” “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.”

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