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 Store. We chose this date because it's the ideal time for planting in our 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.
The outdoor sale will be held for three days, Friday, May 19, through Sunday, May 21 in the field adjacent to the White Flower Farm Store. Hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.
Location: White Flower Farm, 167 Litchfield Road, Morris, CT 06763
What's for Sale?
This year we’re offering over 130 varieties of Tomato seedlings, including treasured Heirlooms and the top-rated modern hybrids (all non-GMO), along with everything else you’ll need for this year’s kitchen garden – from savory herbs and veggie plants to garden products. We’re thrilled to welcome special guest Craig LeHoullier, tomato advisor for Seed Savers Exchange and author of Epic Tomatoes, who will be speaking and available for Q&A on May 19th (details below).
Shop early for the best selection! Click here for a list of Tomato varieties being offered. Please note that this list is subject to change and that we cannot guarantee availability of specific varieties.
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. For those looking for more information about growing Tomatoes and other vegetables, there will be lectures and demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.
Friday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nationally recognized Tomato expert Craig LeHoullier, tomato advisor for Seed Savers Exchange and author of Epic Tomatoes, winner of the Garden Writers Gold Award for Best Book in 2016, and Growing Vegetables in Strawbales, talks Tomatoes and answers your questions. Free.
Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. White Flower Farm Nursery Manager and Tomato grower extraordinaire Barb Pierson offers Top Tips for Growing Tomatoes and Veggies. Free.
Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. Join chef Charlene Goodman Dutka, owner of Ciesco Catering of Torrington for Grow It, Cook It, Eat It - a live cooking demonstration focused on Tomatoes. Free.
Please note: if you plan to use a gift certificate or merchandise credit at our retail location, you must bring it with you. We will not able to retrieve any account information at the event.