I have completed updating the lists of plants I will have available this spring starting around the end of April and running through until the end of May. I will be selling from my roadside stand at 56549 State Road 15. The farm is located about 8/10th of a mile north of US 20 on the west side of the road. I will be open Monday thru Sunday, 8:00am to around 6:00 pm. As usual, it is a self serve stand, although I am usually close by to help with any questions. I only accept checks and cash.
I have added a number of exciting new Heirloom Tomatoes to the offerings this year, like MONOMAKH’S HAT ( Big heart-shaped, raspberry-colored tomatoes named for the diamond-encrusted, coronation crown that Peter the Great and other Russian Tsars wore. From Novosibirsk, Siberia. Very sweet and delicious. ) as well as PANTANO ROMANESCO (A Roman heirloom from Italy. The large fruits are deep red with a purple tint. The flesh is very rich, juicy and flavorful. An excellent choice for home and market gardeners; very rare and delicious); that is just a few. I have also added 8 new heirloom “Black tomatoes” for gardeners to try. Black tomatoes are consistently rich and somewhat complex in their delicious flavor. In total, I will be offering 77 different Heirloom Tomatoes, ranging from Big slicers to Cherry types, as well as a nice collection of Paste Tomatoes.
Also new this season are 12 new Hot Chile Peppers from diverse parts of the globe, like Macedonia and Guatemala. I also have brought back a taste of the Old South West, and am reintroducing 4 hot chiles from New Mexico and Mexico; COCHITI, KORI SITAKAME, NEGRO DE VALLE and a Chiltepine (Wild pepper), SONORAN. In total I will be offering 23 varieties of Hot peppers, 11 varieties of Sweet Peppers and 3 Spice Peppers!
These are just a few of the new plants available this spring. Of course there will be a good collection of Cucumbers, Melons, Spring Greens, Herbs and Perennial Vegetable starts. You can see the whole list on my website under Spring Plant Sales. I will also have plants at the Goshen Farmers Market on Saturday’s from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. I am currently there with a collection of some of my seed. Seed is also available at the Maple City Market and the Purple Porch Co-op in South Bend.
Here is hoping for, and planning for a wonderful summer gardening season!