By Vanessa Richins
September is a great time to visit Washington state.
That’s when Martin and Jennifer Ringhofer host TomatoFare.
The event was started as a way to revive tourism in the Soap Lake area.
Martin Ringhofer had started growing heirloom tomatoes after a serious illness. He felt that promoting the heirloom tomato would be a good way to leave his mark on the world.
As the website tells the story, “To further that goal, Ringhofer offered 900 free diverse heirloom tomato plants to gardeners in and around Soap Lake. His experience is that with proper fertilizer and water in the hot, arid environment around the lake, 36 plants can produce about 1,200 pounds of Read the rest of this entry »