Tomato time!

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This time of year, our farmers markets are full of red, purple, yellow and orange tomatoes — from pint-sized Sungolds to heirlooms to other more robust varieties for sauces. Since this summer's bounty will only be around for a few more weeks, you'd better stock your pantry now. At the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, Holly Jivin, the chef de cuisine at The Bazaar in Hollywood, explains what makes her a tomato purist, and farmer Pernille Carpenter, of Coastal Organics in Santa Paula, tells us about the love, blood, sweat and tears that he sows into each year's crop. Find more tomato talk on the Good Food blog.

Music: "I Travestiti"