Love those tomatoes!

If you’re anything like us, we seldom buy tomatoes out of season. Anyone who’s tasted a vine ripened juicy tomato just picked right out in the garden understands our hesitation on this point.  In fact we refer to our cherry tomatoes as “Yard Candy.” Store bought will just never compare to garden or farm fresh tomatoes… Or any other fresh vegetable for that matter, but especially so with regard to the tomato. Nearly ALL tomatoes bought in stores are picked HARD and GREEN and UNRIPE, they have chambers into which the tomatoes are placed, then they are GASSED to induce unnatural ripening. Yuck!

Many years ago my Mother who was living out-of-state, felt badly for me because I didn’t have a garden where I lived at that time. Being a loving Mom (as most moms are) she went out to her garden and filled a box full of juicy vine ripened tomatoes… And love. (Wait for it…) And then shipped them out via UPS to me… A week later… I received a notice that my package was “Destroyed in shipping.” So being a curious son, I had to call and find out what exactly had been destroyed in shipping… But the love did survive.

Vine ripened tomatoes just don’t ship well folks.

Our goal is to provide you with the best tasting varieties for our local area. After taste and fantastic flavor, we focus on disease resistance and plant productivity. The season for tomatoes is ever so short up here in the northeast, when those fruits finally ripen we savor every single bite and drop of juice.

We have many locally tested tried and true favorites, we love “Heirloom” varieties for their delicious and unique flavors even though they may not be as productive as their “Hybrid” cousins, they make up for it in beautiful shapes, colors and intensity of flavor. From the wee little cherry types to giant whopper beefsteaks you’ll be sure to find what you need right here. We highly recommend the new “Artisan” Open Pollinated  type tomatoes, as their flavors and color pallets are just amazing. Berkeley Pink Tie-Dye, Pork ChopGreen Zebra and Black Cherry are at the top of our flavor/taste list.


Heirloom = very old varieties passed down through many generations, Hybrid = newer varieties crossed at a breeding facility, (often a college campus that specializes in agriculture) and OP = open pollinated AKA crossed naturally by Bees or other pollinators.

With regard to Disease Resistance or Disease tolerance

Resistance: “The inherent capacity of a living being to resist circumstances such as disease.”  Tolerance: “The capacity to endure hardship under adverse conditions.”


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