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On many of summer's hottest days, Liz Kurlbaum of Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes and her sister, Sally Kuklenski, can be found in a 2-acre plot of nearly 3,000 heirloom tomato plants plucking the ripe fruit that will end up in restaurants with many of Kansas City best chefs. During the growing season at Kurlbaum Farm in Kansas City, Kan., heirloom tomatoes, sown from seeds in 30 different varieties, will ripen in the field, be picked, sorted and delivered to restaurants in Kansas City within hours. Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com
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