Friday-Sunday, May 16th-18th -- 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
2014 marks White Flower Farm's ninth annual sale of Tomato and other vegetable seedlings otherwise known as The Great Tomato Celebration!
Every year in the end of May (the weekend before Memorial Day to be exact), 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 our Retail Store. We chose this date because it's the ideal time for planting in our area, meaning that 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.
The sale will be open for three days -- Friday, May 16th, Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: White Flower Farm, 167 Litchfield Road, Morris, CT 06763
What's For Sale?
This year we will be offering over 100 varieties of Tomato plants, plus many varieties of Peppers, Herbs, Lettuce, Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Kale, Chard, berry bushes and fruit trees.
Our Tomato offering will include conventionally grown and grafted plants. The majority of seedlings are in 3" pots, but there will also be a selection of Tomato plants in larger containers. The varieties will include heirloom and hybrid selections. Customers will be able to select Tomatoes with red, yellow, purple, black, striped, white and multi-colored skin in sizes ranging from the smallest "currant" Tomatoes to the largest beefsteaks.
A complete list of varieties is posted here. Please note that this list is subject to change and that we cannot guarantee the availability of specific varieties. Shop early for the best selection!
In addition to plants, there will be a wide selection of fertilizers, mulch, containers, ties, stakes, and more.
More Than Just a Plant Sale
White Flower Farm's staff experts will be on hand each day to answer your questions.
Lectures and Demonstrations
For those looking for more information about growing, harvesting and preserving Tomatoes and other summer vegetables, there will be lectures and demonstrations each day. More information will be posted on this page in the spring.
We are pleased to announce that Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as The Beekman Boys, will be doing a cooking demonstration and book signing based on their upcoming cookbook: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes form the Farm and Garden. This event will take place on Saturday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. Free event.
Great Tomato Celebration Boston Style
2014 will be the fourth year that White Flower Farm will stage The Great Tomato Celebration for one day at Elm Bank in Wellesley, Massachusetts as part of Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Gardeners' Fair. The Great Tomato Celebration will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with special early shopping hour for Mass Hort members starting at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 18th. More information about this event here.