Florida Bay Blues

Flying over the turqiose waters of Florida Bay where George Bush used to fish, Robert Finegold of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary points down to the “battlefield”—rows and rows of tomatoes planted straight as a ruler. The crops are bordered on the north by the Everglades, the east by the Keys and the Atlantic, and the west by the Gulf of Mexico. Northeastern salad-eaters depend on these tomatoes each winter. And proud farmers consider these 5,200 acres among the most productive in the U.S.