These 2 pictures make my heart race. These are my packets of tomato seeds. I have 180+ varieties of tomatoes- at last count. The packet in back - The Amish Paste Tomato is my favorite all around tomato. Fabulous sweet/tangy/fresh flavor, low seeds and just gorgeous.
I am excited to try the Ramapo Tomato that I've read it's a fabulous 'normal looking tomato' that is just packed full of flavor. More than 50 varieties are heirloom tomatoes and about 85% are from organic seeds and the others not certified organic are from reputable farms that are small but are dedicated to the preservation of seeds and certain strains of tomatoes. I have tomato seeds called Dot tomato and Lillian's tomato-- in honor of our new dog and my grandmother. I also got some tomatoes that are supposed to be heart or strawberry shaped (this one is not organic and a hybrid but it just looked so cool that I had to try it).
I've been holding off on planting tomato seeds because they grew so well last year that unfortunately my plants got leggy and I didn't get the volume I should have off of each plant. I am going to do 2 trays of 600 seedlings this weekend. If they all do well, then we'll sell them at a farmers market in early May and let others enjoy the wonders of these fabulous tomato varieties. In 3 weeks I'll then start another 1,200 tomato seedlings. I think that I'll end up only planting about 600 or so tomato plants (for reference, I planted about 200 plants last year).
The eggs are also starting to really roll in......15 eggs a day is the new average and we hit 18 eggs 2 days ago. We won't start officially selling them widely till April/May when the newer birds are also laying but if you'd like to get a dozen or a batch of 18, then email Mike at
A few folks have already accused Mike of being an egg dealer. He gets you in with a free dozen eggs and then you are hooked and calling for more. Eat fresh eggs at your own risk. This is how we started out and it lead to a 60 acre farm and 300+ hens. My name is Annette and I am an egg addict.....