Hello lovely friends and neighbors,
It's that most wonderful time of the year. Okay, the second most wonderful, time when our mailboxes are brimming with seed catalogs and dreams of summer gardens have begun.
For most of us, heirloom tomatoes take center stage. There simply is NOTHING that can compare to a freshly picked, sun kissed, juicy tomato bursting with all of its magical goodness [except maybe a tree ripened peach but this newsletter is all about the queen, her majesty the tomato.]
This year, Rolling Hills is thrilled to be growing over 75+ varieties [10 are brand NEW this season] of organic heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes starter plants. We have added more open pollinated [not as old as an heirloom but like an heirloom, you can save the seed and it will grow the same exact tomato variety in seasons ahead , its non-GMO and hey, if we don't keep these lovelies growing how will they ever become an heirloom?]
Many of the tomato varieties we grow are sourced from fellow small scale, family owned organic growers. This allows us to grow a wide variety of heirloom tomato [ + pepper!] starter plants however we do not grow a large volume of each one. This is where our annual Pre-Season Heirloom Tomato Sale + Annual Open House comes into play.
This week, we kick off our 3rd annual Heirloom Tomato Pre-Sale where every variety of heirloom tomato we are growing for 2016 is listed online for you to browse and select from. Simply place your heirloom tomato order online now through February 20th then join us on Saturday, March 12th [noon-4pm] here at our urban farm and nursery to not only pick up your beautiful, organic heirloom tomato starts but also SHOP from our entire 2016 season of heirloom veggies, herbs, flowers [plant and cut], PLUGS [1inch starts], medicinals + seasonal artisan products made from the bounty of our gardens.
So, mark your calendars to join us in March, grab a nice warm cup of tea and let the browsing commence! Let's get started on that warm season tomato bounty, shall we? https://squareup.com/market/rolling-hills
Enjoy the day,
P.S. Look for newsletters to follow all about growing heirloom tomatoes.