I used to try to grow tomatoes. However, they require attention and care, something that falls by the wayside when you're trying to grow a business.

6x6, oil on badly primed board

Luckily, I married a gardener. He took over the whole tomato growing enterprise this year and I was flush with them. I had tomatoes every day. It was heaven.

This is the last tomato from this year's crop.  It popped out late in the season and I picked it this morning and quartered it.  

I had some misgivings about painting tomatoes on an orange plate, but it turned out to be a fun exercise.