HG on Tomatoes...

HG says...

They are delicious.

We pick our tomatoes Ripe. Do not confuse this with “Vine Ripe”. Our “ripe" means red. “Vine Ripe” means they are picked when the green tomato “starts “ to turn a color other than green.

Because we pick our tomatoes at the red ripe stage, they taste better. The down side is shelf life and firmness. This mostly affects the ship-ability and since we sell most at our own farm stand you'd never know that. They will last for days once brought home. But, they won’t feel like a water balloon and they still can’t be substituted for a baseball in a pinch.

We grow 8-10 varieties a year. Some are better early and some are better for wholesale. 

Fabulous is the variety we grow specifically for our produce stand. It starts in late July and goes until the first frost.

We grow more than 10 varieties of cherry tomatoes (some are heirlooms).

*They are magically delicious*

They are EXTREMELY FRAGILE so please don’t over handle them —they can’t take the punishment.

They do not produce high yields.

We grow over 75 varieties of these tasty old varieties.

They often look funny and oftentimes ugly. This doesn’t affect flavor.

They have funny names like Stump of the World and… well they have funny names.

They are yummy.
Yes, we grow almost everything here on the farm

*****NEVER, EVER put tomatoes into the refrigerator (unless you want them to turn mealy and cardboard-like!)*****

  • The local peaches come from Avondale
  • Less than one ear per corn plant 
  • Yes, it is our own garlic
  • Yes, it is different than grocery store garlic 
  • Candy Onions real name is Candy Onions
  • Fabulous is the name of most of our own regular tomatoes
  • We grow over 85 varieties of heirloom tomatoes 
  • We grow 14 varieties of cherry/grape tomatoes 
  • The sweetest corn we grow is a bi-color called Sugar and Spice—aka: and Everything Nice—aka: Extra Tender 277a 
  • Sugar content in all other corn we grow is similar 
  • The more yellow in it the more corny the flavor is