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Kurlbaum’s Heirloom Tomatoes Featured at Bristol

All tomatoes are not created equal. And once you’ve experienced a Kurlbaum Heirloom Tomato, you’re not likely to accept anything else.

Good to know that Bristol Seafood Restaurant is a proud supporter and supplier of this local, artisan tomato farm. Read More

Sky Kurlbaum has been growing and eating delicious homegrown tomatoes for as long as he can remember, like the ones grown over 35 years ago on his family’s farm in Sandoval, Ill. After years of being away from the farm, he tried growing his own, only to be disappointed in the lack of flavor. Through much research, he realized the missing link was the heritage of the plant.

Heirloom plants are varieties whose seeds have been passed down through generations due to valued characteristics. They’ve not been genetically altered and pack a strong and distinctive flavor. Once he harvested his first batch of heirlooms, Kurlbaum tasted “heaven on earth” and has never looked back.

Sky and his wife, Liz, along with his sister-in-law, Sally, and their friends and family now have 3,000 heirloom tomato plants and 43 varieties on their farm in Kansas City, Kan. And they’re never refrigerated or irrigated.

While you still can, try Bristol’s Kurlbaum heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad served with basil ice cream, arugula, lemon oil and balsamic reduction. It’s phenomenal, but won’t be around much longer. Go eat summer’s bounty today!

Locations in downtown Kansas City (51 E. 14th St.) and Leawood (5400 W. 119th St., Leawood).