In the wake of the recent tomato salmonella outbreak, Carrboro Farmers' Market (http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com/) has issued the following:
"As many of you know, the salmonella tomato outbreak has caused much concern about eating and purchasing tomatoes. While Federal Health Officials are still trying to pinpoint the source of the outbreak, all signs point to large scale farm production; livestock kept in large numbers, huge processing facilities where disease can spread rapidly, contaminated water supplies or overtopped waste lagoons leaking into large industrial farm sites, etc. The bottom line is that much of our food goes through so many hands that it’s difficult to track the source of the problem. The solution: BUY LOCAL!! Please, take the time to know where your food comes from by talking to your local farmers and shopping at your local Farmers’ Markets. Be safe, be healthy, and be smart: Support our small farms and eat local NC tomatoes."
Just thought I'd pass it along. And I'll add that local tomatoes taste better, too.