Monday, August 27, 2012

#TomatoLove Finale

These are gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Whole Foods MarketAli and I went there recently to check out their awesome display of local and slave-free tomatoes!  Our local Whole Foods Market is our sponsor this week.  Check below for details on how to win!

We want to know where you buy your tomatoes!  We have spent the last 8 weeks educating our readers and fans about modern day slavery, especially in tomato farming, in hopes that you’ll become more aware of where and how to buy tomatoes.  Many grocery stores and markets, including Whole Foods Market, have already signed Recipe for Change’s Fair Food Pledge promising to only stock their shelves with slavery-free tomatoes.

So will you pledge to only buy tomatoes from those stores, or from your local farmer’s market?  And will you share a photograph of your purchasing those tomatoes?

Ali and I have loved this recipe exchange.  We hope you have discovered some amazing food blogs, some stellar recipes, and most importantly, you have learned and become more aware of how you can be active in advocating for others, especially when it comes to our food!

Each link below will take you back to each week of the exchange.  You can scroll down to the InLinkz and see each recipe that was shared.  Don’t miss the recipes in the comments section either!

Starting in the top left corner, and going clockwise, here are the recipes that I featured during our #TomatoLove Recipe Exchange:

Mexican Veggie Flatbread
Truffle-Roasted Tomato Hummus
Caprese Couscous Salad in Tomato Cups
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Roasted Poblano Peppers
Creamy Southwest Pasta with Spicy Greek Yogurt Sauce
Spinach Salad Pizza
Beer-Braised Pork Ragu
Smoky Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Pasta

How To Participate In The Tomato Love Recipe Exchange: for a chance to win one of two available $100 gift cards to Whole Foods Market.

Don’t forget to visit Whole Foods Market at on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!

    1. Share a photograph of tomatoes: it could be of you purchasing tomatoes; a beautiful tomato display; tomatoes at your local farmer’s market or local grocery store; or tomatoes you have grown yourself. Tweet it to us or share on Instagram or Facebook, just make sure to use the #tomatolove hashtag.
    2. Include the following in your blog post: Come share in the tomato love at the Tomato Love Recipe Exchange, hosted by Gimme Some Oven & Bake Your Day, sponsored this week by Whole Foods Market. Also visit Recipe for Change to learn more about how to support tomato farmers.
    3. Add the link to your photograph (from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or any other photo sharing site) to the InLinkz widget below (we have the same widget code, so only add it on one site).
    4. Submit your photo before Sunday August 2, 11:59pm CST.
    5. Anyone can participate in the link up, but the prizes will ship to US addresses only.
    6. More detailed info is available here.  There are ways to earn additional entries, make sure to come back to this post and leave a comment for each entry that you complete.

Additional Entries For Everyone!

You can earn up to three additional entries by doing each of the following, but you must leave a comment below saying that you have done so.

  • Twitter: Tweet the following: Join @bakeyourday & @gimmesomeoven in the #tomatolove recipe exchange, celebrating tomato farmworkers & recipes #r4c  –
  • Instagram: Instagram a photo of your submitted recipe(s) with the following text: “I just shared (your recipe’s name) in the #TomatoLove Recipe Exchange.”
  • Pinterest: Pin any image from this post, inviting people to participate in the recipe exchange.  Use the #TomatoLove hashtag.


18 Responses to “#TomatoLove Finale”

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    Sheila — August 27, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    The finale already? Wow the summer went by so fast! Thank you so much for all the time you put into educating so many on this horror of slaves being used to harvest our food. Oh and the luverly recipes you shared!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — August 27, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Wahoo! Cheers to a great summer of #TomatoLove! 🙂

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 27, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Thanks for an awesome tomato round up over the past 8 weeks! I just went to the farmer’s market in Sonora on Saturday and we bought cherry heirloom tomatoes – perfect to share on your link up. Will share soon! 🙂

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    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — August 27, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    I absolutely loved this feature you two put together! Yay for tomatoes! I’m sad to see them go, but I only buy them from whole foods or trader joes!

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    ashley — August 27, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    It has been a great series, loved the recipies. My first choice for tomatos is the Olathe Farmer’s Market and if I can’t make it there I will only buy them at Whole Foods. Again, loved the series!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 27, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I have so enjoyed this series and for such a great cause! You and Ali have done an amazing job!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 27, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Loved this series! You both did an amazing job not only bringing awareness to this cause but sharing great recipes along the way!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — August 27, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    You are both so amazing! So important to remind people to be mindful of how they spend, and who they “vote for” with their dollars. Amazing 🙂

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — August 27, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    crazy that the summer is over. Thanks for your work in educating your readers about what has been happening with tomato farming and harvesting!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 27, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    Thanks so much for the fabulous series filled with delicious recipes – I’ve loved it!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 27, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Great ambassadors for the tomato industry!! I wish I could have linked up more 🙁

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    Baking Serendipity — August 27, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    My grandpa grows the best tomatoes…we always get ours from him 🙂 I’ve loved following this recipe series. It’s definitely expanded what I’m making in the kitchen!

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    Sues — August 27, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    I’ve been getting my tomatoes from my weekly farm share and they’re WAY better than any grocery store tomato. YUM! I could never get sick of them 🙂

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 28, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    Awww, I absolutely loved these series. You guys have reminded me to incorporate so much more tomato in my diet, and for that, I thank both you and Ali 🙂

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    Anna — August 28, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    Great cause and great series, I’ve really enjoyed this even though I don’t love tomatoes 🙂

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    Ramona — August 28, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    What a wonderful series and great cause.

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 28, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 28, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

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