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You could certainly start seeds, but at this time of year, it's easier to get transplants. If you have tomatoes now, you can tip root them to start a new fall-producing plant.
Tomatoes are vines. The long shoots they produce can be bent over to the ground. They will root wherever their vines touch the ground. You can anchor them in the soil with their ends sticking out, or put them into a gallon pot filled with potting soil. You just need part of the vine to be underneath the soil for it to root.
The key is to keep that shoot moist. Do not let it dry out.
In a week or two, it will have rooted. At that point, cut it away from the mother plant. You may want to destroy the original plant, too, if it shows signs of mites, aphids, and disease.