Individual Tomato Tarts

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The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All: Recipes, Remembrances, and a Little Riotous Behavior

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All

By Mary Martha Greene

Published 2021

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For about six weeks every summer, St. Helena Island is the tomato capital of the world—or at least of the East Coast. There used to be numerous tomato packing sheds in Beaufort County—Six L’s, Seaside, Bishops, Trask’s, McLeod’s, Scott Farms, and J. O. Youngblood, which canned its “JOY” tomatoes. Working in the packing house as soon as school was out for the summer was a rite of passage for many local teenagers. Sadly, only about three packing houses are left. According to my cousin, a prod