Here are more details about the Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale this week! We have a few CSA shares left too, check in with me if you are interested. These two days are a good time to peek in on the garden progress and the baby goats.
Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5, 10am-5pm
At the farm, see below for more details.
House in the Woods Organic Heirloom Plant Sale 2012
$4.50 per tomato plant. Return pots to our mailbox, well re-use them!
REDS AND PINKS————————————
____ Brandywine–Pinkish red, most popular heirloom originated in 1889.
____ Black Krim–Dark red beefsteak with rich sweet taste from Black Sea of Russia
____ Cherokee PurpleA favorite, from Tennessee cultivated by the Cherokee Tribe. Plants loaded with beefsteak tomatoes. Deep red interior flesh, rich, complex flavor.
____ Rutgers– From 1934 “the Jersey tomato”, red tomatoes great taste for fresh slicing or cooking.
____ Black Prince– From Siberia, one of the most popular black tomatoes. Rich taste for cooking or fresh. Smaller fruit.
____ Old German/Pineapplea mild sweet fruity tomato, with red-yellow streaks to skin and flesh. Low acid, as are most yellow, orange and green tomatoes.
____ Hess–German heirloom producing large yellow fruit with red marbling, a beautiful bi-colored beefsteak. Mild, sweet, fruity flavor. Like Old German above.
____ Green Zebra–A magic tomato, green with dark green stripes, skin blushes yellow when ripe. Green salsa or even green sauce! A hit for contrast on a potluck platter. Also have some Cherokee Green.
____ Wapsipinicon Peach—named after the Wapsipinicon River in northeast Iowa. Heavy producer of 2″ round fuzzy yellow fruits. Sweet, juicy, well-balanced flavor. Replacing Garden Peach for us.
PASTES for cooking and saucing————————————————
____ Speckled Roma–Paste tomato, red with a hink of orange and wavy yellow streaks, a beauty! And sweet, good enough for salads. My kids’ favorite.
____ Orange Banana –another unique paste, this one is orange! Plum-shaped orange paste with pointed ends and a good sweet-tart flavor. An all-purpose plum tomato with good disease resistance.
____ Amish Paste–reliable traditional red roma with thick skin and less juice, ideal for cooking and canning, but sweet enough to eat fresh.
____ Bellstarearly plum, fresh or for processing. Compact plant with a concentrated early set. Larger and earlier than other sauce tomatoes. (Not an heirloom.)
____ Matts Wild Cherry–Mini red wild cherry tomatoes, prolific. Cute little stems with six bite-size tomatoes on each. Kids love em!
____ Sungold Cherry–Orange, super sweet mini tomato. A rare exception to our heirloom rule in our tomato collection, this hybrid is worth it. Our CSA members eat them all up on the car-ride home.
____ Basil–Three kinds this year! Sweet basil, thai basil, and beautiful red basil.
____ Parsley, Oregano, Chamomile, Sorrel
____ Sorry, not much in peppers and eggplant this year. Maybe a tray or two.
***USE OUR FARM LANE ON SALE DAY, on PARK MILLS ROAD***
For GPS purposes but there is no mailbox: 2225 Park Mills Rd, Adamstown, MD.
Take 270 to Rte 80 West, go two miles, take a left on Park Mills Road, go about three miles, pass Mt Ephraim Rd and Bear Branch Road. Watch on your left sideyou will cross over Bennett Creek, pass a house, then immediately look for our farm lane with a sign for House in the Woods Farm. Drive up the lane and follow signs for parking. Gone too far if you get to Lilypons Road.
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