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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Celebrating the Remarkable Tomato

May 01, 2017 11:58PM

Hosted by White Flower Farm in Morris, the 12th Annual Great Tomato Celebration will feature dozens of varieties of heirloom, beefsteak and cherry tomato seedlings as well as herbs and vegetables. In addition to plants, there will be a wide selection of fertilizers, mulch, containers, ties, stakes, and other supplies needed for a spring kitchen garden. The event runs 9am-5pm on May 19-21.

Every year on the weekend before Memorial Day, White Flower Farm brings its vast selection of tomato and vegetable seedlings from the greenhouses and puts them up for sale on the lawn next to the store. The farm chose this date because it’s the ideal time for planting in the area; the threat of frost has usually passed and it’s the best time to get edible plants in the ground to give them the longest possible growing season.

Craig LeHoullier, the author of Epic Tomatoes, will be giving lectures and will be available for a Q&A on the first day of the event only. White Flower Farm’s staff experts will be on hand each day to answer your questions. For those looking for more information about growing tomatoes and other vegetables, there will be lectures and demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.

A list of tomato varieties that may be offered at the sale can be found at WhiteFlowerFarm.com/mas_assets/theme/whiteflowerfarm/pdfs/GreatTomatoCelebrationList2017_031617.pdf.

For more information, visit WhiteFlowerFarm.com/Tomato-Celebration. Location: White Flower Farm, 167 Litchfield Rd, Morris.

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