We offer six or seven varieties of large round, globe tomatoes, perfect for thick slabs on burgers and sandwiches. We also increasingly grow smaller varieties, such as Roma or Plum, which are very popular with the Pick Your Own crowd, for sauces and canning. Other varieties that we offer include black cherry tomatoes, Sun Gold yellow tomatoes, which are thought to be some of the best tasting little tomatoes, red grape tomatoes, and tomatillos.
We start our tomatoes in our greenhouse by the first of April for their first 6 weeks. We plant 6 different plantings so that we can get them as early as mid-July through September. They are grown in raised beds with trickle irrigation, which is less wasteful and more efficient. Because of the weight of the fruit, we use wooden stakes and string trellis systems to support the vines and fruit as they ripen and grow larger.
We dedicate nearly 2.5 acres to tomatoes, totaling over 7000 plants. Tomatoes are available at our Farm Market, our other retail locations, and are one of most popular Pick Your Own crops. What will you create with a bushel of fresh-from-the-farm tomatoes? The possibilities are endless!