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On the 350 acres they farm in Vineland, N.J., Richard Marolda Sr. and his son, Richard Jr., grow 30 different kinds of produce. They raise beets and bok choy, peppers and radishes, four varieties of lettuce and even dandelion greens. But when the Marolda's phone rang last year, the customer on the other end wanted just one thing: beefsteak tomatoes.

"Lucky for us," Richard Jr. said, "we had what they wanted, and they wanted what we had."



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