We are blessed to be able to do something that we love and to share that with our children while teaching them the benefit of hard work and determination! While we are not an organic farm we are pledging to be as sustainable as possible in both production and as stewards of God’s earth. Nathan is a researcher at heart and continues to move towards varieties that require fewer sprays and less irrigation while continuing to produce tomatoes that are enjoyable to use and marketable. Sustainability is important to us and we respect that it is a priority for many of you as well. This year we began a chemical-free garden with a variety of heirloom vegetable varieties including a few tomatoes and we are committed to increasing that garden in size each year.
Our families journey has just begun and we invite you to come alongside us for what we believe will be a timely addition to the community effort to bring back local food into the everyday lives and kitchens of Kentuckians. The Heirloom TomatoFest comes to you as a community effort and would not be possible without our wonderful friends, members of the Community Farmers Market, our church family, neighbors, the local birth community and our 4 young but hard working children, yes even Adaline is working on patience as she works along side us.
Come on out and join us for Tomato Ice Cream Sundaes, Tomato Basil Sourdough Bread, Tomato Tarts, Lots of Heirloom Tomato Dishes, and a taste of over 20 Heirloom Tomato varieties. Nathan will also be sharing Instructional Demonstrations on Staking, Trellising, Pruning, Suckering and all of the other techniques that make Heirloom Tomatoes possible here in Kentucky! There’s plenty of room for the kids to run free, places to lay down a blanket and live music starting at 8! Ya’ll Come! Thursday July 21st 6-whenever the cows come home!
The Howell Family