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Posted on 15 May 2008 by

Pick Your Own Tomatoes

By Michelle Fabio

Although many of you are just getting your tomato plants going, if you happen to be in Florida, you can pick your own tomatoes at Sandy Biggar’s 53-acre U-Pick Farms in Fort Myers.

For 99 cents a pound, the choice is yours.

“The tomatoes will be around for a while, but once the tourists leave, picking really slows down,” Biggar said. “Locals don’t pick many tomatoes.”

All the more reason for you to head over and have your pick of the litter, so to speak–Biggar says the tomatoes should continue to ripen well into Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31 October 2007 by

Summer Rewind: Journey of Tomato Farmer\’s Move



Summer Rewind: Journey of Tomato Farmer's Move

Photo Credit: Cherry Tomatoes by 5¢ used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By Amelia Tucker

Moving is usually not the most relaxed time in anyone’s life.

When I successfully moved the entire farm from snowy Montana to balmy Nebraska this week, I thought things couldn’t get much better. I was wrong.

The local grocery store was one of small town gems that carried a little of a lot of things. What caught my eye were the pints of cherry tomatoes that were ruby red and perfectly ripe.

I mentioned to the checkout clerk that I already missed my tomatoes since it was so late in the season and she said these were locally grown! I actually am eating THIS year’s cherry tomatoes and writing my tomato blog! Let me tell you, it almost makes hauling part and parcel through snowy mountain passes worth it for these babies. Yum!
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