Photos from Vanderburgh County Health Department's post
Tomatoes and Vegetables Grown without the use of Synthetic Fertilizers or Potentially Harmful Chemicals. [email protected] Saving the World from tasteless, rock hard, chemically laden Tomatoes, One Tomato at a Time!
Better for you! Better for the World!
Photos from Vanderburgh County Health Department's post
I occasionally receive thank you notes from school children who have visited the farm, examples of essays that older students have written for a class after a visit, and of course, positive reviews online; but I don't recall anyone ever taking the time to purchase a thank you card and sending me a sincere note thanking me for all of the good fruits and veggies she has purchased over the years. (allergies, not misty eyes; no really)
Sooo, we've had some suggestions from the facebook marketing professionals regarding the appropriateness of the tone of some of our snarky "marketing" posts. hmmm, we're gonna keep on doing 'em anyway. 😂🤣 😂Have a great day!
Here is a photo of our Executive V.P. of Marketing, Keith LaCrosse, modeling one of our new hats. Silly me cut off the hat ! Guess I'll stick to the tomato growing
It has recently become apparent that it is time for my annual Public Service Announcement.
They are called EARS OF CORN or ROASTNEARS (slang for Roasting Ears) ... NOT ... THINGS OF CORN ... CORN THINGS, or absolutely not ... CORNS !!! 🙂😆😁🤣😂.
Thank you. This has been a Public Service Announcement. You may now return to your regularly scheduled mindless scrolling
This Sunday, let's keep in mind the immortal words of that great, world famous philosopher, David Letterman ... Mother's Day is really just the warm up act for Father's Day !!! 🤣
I am just now starting to see a little color in some of my tomatoes which means we still have about 2 weeks or so. I now plan on opening sometime between May 21 and May 28. The arctic air blast in late February is slowing us down now. Because my heaters are not large enough to deal with the super cold temps, the plants did not grow well in February, therefore, we have to wait a little longer now. See you soon!
People have already been calling and stopping by the farm looking for tomatoes and plants. I will have tomato plants ready by April 10. Tomatoes themselves won’t be ready until mid to late May. I am anticipating a close to normal post-pandemic season. Of course, I will follow any and all recommendations from Purdue or state and local Health authorities. If you would prefe a no-touch shopping experience again this season, just let me know, and I will make it happen. I look forward to seeing everyone! 😁
Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving and Holiday Season! I look forward to seeing everyones' smiling face next spring!
It’s Official!! We are now (nearly) World Famous!! Getting your picture on the front page of the Evansville Courier automatically make you (nearly) World Famous, right!? Thanks to Macabe Brown of the Courier for our newfound status. Also, thank you to Wenjing Guan and her cohorts at Purdue University for helping me achieve record yields this summer. Because of an accidental over-supply of tomatoes, and because of YOUR OVERWHELMING SUPPORT, we were able to donate over 700 pounds of tomatoes to several area charitable organizations to help those who have been hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. So, a HUGE THANK YOU AND A BIG (FIGURATIVE) PAT ON THE BACK TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BOUGHT ANYTHING FROM ME THIS SUMMER!!! I’d also like to thank the Society of St. Andrews for sending a team down to pick all of those tomatoes. Ann Radtke, their team leader, came down from Indianapolis; Ashlie K, an attorney in the real world, also came down from Indy; Nicci, who along with her husband own The Flying Pig Farm-another nearly world famous Indiana Grown farm, came down from Bloomington; and Kevin, who is a descendant of a famous WWII hero, came over from Southern Illinois on a hot August Saturday morning to pick all of those tomatoes! So A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone!
This is a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.
They are called “ears of corn” or “roastneers” (a slang term for “roasting ears”)
They are NOT “corn thingyies”, “corns” or “things of corn”
This has been a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. You may now return to your regularly scheduled mindless scrolling. 😁
A 2 or 3 times a week regular customer came in last week, raving about how delicious my tomatoes are, as she frequently does. She was going on about how she has tried tomatoes at other markets, but none of them taste as good as mine. “I don’t know what it is. There must be something in your soil.” She always says that. This time, I tried to educate her. “It’s me. I’m the difference!” I replied. “When you do something for almost 30 years, you learn to do it well, or you do something else.” I went on, way too much, about why my tomatoes are different and such. She had been studying the tomatoes, peppers, and other stuff on the table all the while, evidently not really listening to me. When I finished, she kind of laughed a little bit, and said, “It’s got to be the soil.”
No Harmful Chemicals or Fertilizers!
Lots of Experience!
No foolin’ !!!
I occasionally send Wenjing video updates throughout the season. This is just a snippet of the things we discuss. Usually I have a problem, and am seeking her assistance. Not this time. Just thanking her for a recommendation she made in the off-season
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Due to overwhelming demand, I am sold out of ripe tomatoes until Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00am. Green ones are still available. Sorry for the inconvenience. A lot more are coming on.
I am opening my on the farm stand Friday, May 22 at 9:00am before anyone else threatens to hurt me. One primary change from previous seasons-due to required guidelines, we are now a no touch market. If you touch it, you buy it. For a lot of you, this is not a big deal because you already ask me to pick out your tomatoes for you. For those of you who wish to select your own, you may point, and ask me to show you the tomato. (I know. The grocery stores don’t have to do this; I’ve asked why, but have not gotten a satisfactory answer.) I think I offer the safest possible buying method available as we are an outdoor market, and I am the only one to touch the tomato from the plant to the stand. The only other noticeable changes are that I must sanitize my hands between guests, and we will have only one guest at the stand at any time. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience. There are other changes I have had to make behind the scenes, but I won’t bore you with the details. I will be wearing a mask as I have developed asthma. I may have to make other changes as we go through the season if the guidelines change, but this is the game plan for the foreseeable future. Yes, the tomatoes are as delicious as they look. I look forward to seeing everyone, from six feet apart.
Starting to see a little color! I’m expecting to open in three weeks. I know people are getting anxious, and I know other farm markets are jumping the season by re-selling others’ tomatoes while implying they are theirs, but I think that it is inappropriate, especially in this environment, not to be totally transparent. Besides, mine are grown in the soil without the use of artificial fertilizers or harmful chemicals. And, mine taste better; worth the wait! Otherwise, our friendly area bee keeper, David Laughrie, came out last week to re-hive a bee colony. Cool morning; no stings.
Hang in there. We’ll get through this. I look forward to seeing everyone-from six feet away!
Several people have been contacting me regarding the availability of plants and veggies. The tomatoes are looking good. My best guesstimate is about May 10-15. A lot depends on more sunny days than overcast days. I’ll make an announcement about opening day as we get closer to that date. A few people have been asking about plants for their own garden. I have some hybrid tomatoes available now. I will have cucumber, yellow squash, zucchini plants and grafted tomato plants available about May 1. I won’t have enough pepper plants to sell this year due to poor seed germination. I’m still dealing with high water alkalinity issues. Hopefully this virus stuff will be under enough control by summer that we will have a great season full of fresh fruits and veggies with only a few changes in procedures. We will deal with those at that time. Be smart and stay safe! I look forward to seeing everyone again!
Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Safe Holiday Season! I look forward to seeing everyone next Spring (about the middle of May)
Want to do something REALLY SCARY this year?! STOP eating fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, and thereby increase your chances of premature death from heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, or some cancers—not to mention a decreased quality of life leading up to that premature death. BOO!!! Fresh apple, anyone?
By the way, a new Winter Farmers Market at the Warrick County Habitat Restore will begin this Saturday, October 26 and run every Saturday through December 21, 9:00-1:00
For those of you who ask about “that nice young man” who used to work for you, he is now a Staff Sargent in the Air Force. He is married, and they are living out west. He just completed a year of service in South Korea. Previously, he spent a year in Guantanamo. He is no longer a skinny, little boy; the Air Force has bulked him up-a lot. He loves the Air Force, and the Air Force loves him.
A huge thank you to the Vanderburgh County Sheriffs Department, Evansville Police Department, 911 Dispatch People (“stay inside, and let the police do their job”) and RING security products for apprehending the 2 thieves that broke into my barn at 12:37 Friday morning! I can’t thank you enough.
A friend asked about shipping some of my tomatoes to a mutual friend in Florida. Does anyone have any successful (or unsuccessful) experience in doing this? Suggestions? Thanks
In a year of too much rain, too much wind, and way too much wind, the Cherokee Purples are rockin’ it. Go figure
Best Tomatoes of the Season! Finally, the field grown tomatoes have kicked in. It’s just wrong not to get some of these babies before the season is over
For as little as $5/day you can eat at the burger-doodle, and increase your likelihood of obesity, high blood pressure, some cancers, and a shorter & less active/enjoyable life. Or you can eat a diet rich in fruits & veggies, and just avoid all that bad stuff. AND since the fruits and veggies are in season, fresh and delicious, it’s easier to make the wise choice. Just save all of those cheat days for the winter
To answer the question that everyone is asking, we moved because we outgrew the old location. We probably should have moved about 10 or 15 years ago, but after over 40 years at the same location, it was difficult to make that decision. After several near wrecks by people trying to get in and out of the drive last season, the decision became obvious
Yes, I am open on Sundays and holidays through the summer, 11:00-5:00 (9:00-6:00, Mon-Sat). Thanks for a great opening weekend. It has been great to see everyone. People are enjoying seeing the greenhouses in full production. Remember, I have moved to the Big Barn, south of the Levee. Here is a little video to show you where we are from the old stand to the new setup.
Okay, here we go. Opening for the season, Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. AND, I’m moving the stand south of the Levee. Just continue south on Weinbach past the old location, and over the Levee (under the I-69 overpass.) I’m the first drive on the right. You’ll see the tent top up the drive near the big barn. Call if you have questions. Please pardon the mess as I’m a little behind on dressing the place up due to all of the recent rain. I look forward to seeing everyone!
Rain, Rain, Go Away - for more than a couple of days! Due to the continued overcast skies from all of the recent rain, and the forecast for more of the same, my tomatoes are slow to ripen, and I need to delay the opening of my on the farm stand for a least one week. I now hope to open Friday, May 24. Thank you for your patience
Hoppy Easter, everyone 🙂. Just a quick update. The tomatoes are doing great-near full size, but no signs of color yet. I’m tentatively planning on opening the stand on the farm on Friday, May 17, 2019. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
Seems like almost every year I start the heaters, plant the greenhouses, and we get a polar vortex blast ... and not even a Christmas card or thank you note from Vectren! Oh well, the tomatoes are thriving, and I get to work in shirt sleeves on sunny days! Come on spring!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year!!!
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