Show 819 – Bama’s Best Tomato Dish

We asked, and y’all gave us a ton of great nominations for Bama’s Best Tomato Dish. After taste-testing tomatoes that were fried green and baked in pies, our panel of judges granted the title to the Tomato Pie from FDL Gourmet To Go in Montgomery. While tomato season is winding down, you still have some time to try this winning dish. Just be sure to place your order through FDL Gourmet To Go’s Facebook page before heading down to the Montgomery Curb Market.

Other finalists in the contest were Claunch Cafe in Tuscumbia for Tomato Pie, Downtown Chief in Gadsden for Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese and Pepper Jelly, and Gather in Atmore for the Train Wreck, featuring fried green tomatoes.

And thanks to Sweet Grown Alabama for sponsoring the contest. To find tomato growers near you, be sure to visit

Tea has been around for thousands of years. At Piper and Leaf in Huntsville, they’re giving this ancient drink a local-spin, infusing every blend with local ingredients like fruit and herbs. No matter how you take your tea, Piper and Leaf is sure to offer one that fits your tastes.

Monica Carroll produces a little bit of everything on her family farm in Dale County — soybeans, wheat, corn, cattle and poultry. That makes her the perfect person to tackle questions about how farmers have improved their efficiency through the years while also protecting their crops, animals and natural resources.

This special Ask A Farmer is part of the yearlong Down to Earth public education campaign. Find out more about the campaign at

Salsa and chips is a yummy snack on it’s own. But this recipe injects some vinegary pizzaz into everyone’s favorite chip pairing. Try this Pickle de Gallo recipe from just once, and it’ll likely become your new snack obsession. Thanks to Sweet Grown Alabama for sponsoring this recipe segment!

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