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There's Something About The Soil
    Grainger County in northeastern Tennessee has been known for at least a century for it's flavorful, "fresh-from-the-garden" tasting tomatoes. Most attribute the great taste of Grainger County tomatoes to the decomposition of limestone in the soil and the selection of special garden-type varieties that are allowed to ripen on the vine. The Grainger County growing season begins in early April with greenhouse tomatoes and extends to late October/early November depending on the weather.
A Family Tradition
    The Ritter Family has been involved in farming, especially growing tomatoes ince the early 1970's. Ritter Farms is a second generation family farm owned and operated by Stanley and Tonya Ritter. In addition to those great-tasting Grainger County tomatoes, the Ritters grow a variety of garden vegetables which can be purchased as they're brought out of the field at the Big Red Barn on Hwy 11W between Bean Station and Rutledge, Tennessee.

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