Our line of Ugly Tomatoes are sourced from a network of 22+ local farms.
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Preserving food was essential for survival where my parents came from in Calabria, Italy. Today, while still important for many, remains tradition for most. Growing up in Brooklyn with Italian parents, I was taught to embrace these traditions, especially at the end of Summer. The warm season coming to an end meant gathering all of Summer’s natural bounty to jar and preserve for the cold months ahead. Regardless of whether we lived in Brooklyn, NY or Calabria, Italy this was essential and what we did to take care of the family and to make sure no one ever goes hungry.
— Michael, City Saucery Co-Founder

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Ugly Tomato Sauce

The “ugly” tomatoes that are either too ripe, bruised and oddly shaped are the most delicious. We cook them down for hours and hours turning them into a delicious sauce that you can build on or use 'as is' on pasta, fish, veggies and pizza or any recipe calling for fresh tomato sauce. Ugly, but tasty! You can't get any fresher than our Ugly Sauce.

INGREDIENTS: ugly tomatoes, onions, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, fresh basil. 

*SPICY version contains hot Calabrian peppers

Nutritional Information

26 oz. JAR


TOP PASTA, PIZZA, EGGS
MAKE EASY TOMATO SOUP
USE IN MEATBALLS OR MEATLOAF


preserved ugly tomatoes

Sweet ripe 'ugly' tomatoes preserved in their own juice. No salt, oil or vinegar added. Varieties include:

Red Romas   
Golden tomatoes
• Green Zebras

INGREDIENTS: ugly tomatoes (that's it)

Nutritional Information

26 oz. JAR


MAKE PASTA SAUCE (see recipe)
TOMATO SOUP OR MINESTRONE
WINTER STEWS
ROAST & TOP PIZZA OR BRUSCHETTA


Crushed ugly Tomatoes

Sweet ripe 'ugly' tomatoes conveniently crushed to a thick, textured consistency for a quick sauce or soup. No salt, oil or spices added so you can prepare them to your heart's desire.

INGREDIENTS: ugly tomatoes (that's it)

Nutritional Information

26 oz. JAR


MAKE PASTA SAUCE
SOUPS AND STEWS
JAM OR CHUTNEY


AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT UNION SQUARE GREENMARKET (see calendar) AND OUR ONLINE SHOP