Tomatoes are a big part of our summer production here at Jericho Settlers Farm. We are excited to announce that we are finally starting to see some red out there amongst the green! Get ready, because fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes are on the way!
As usual, the best things in life take some work (especially when it comes to food!) Tomatoes are no exception-but don’t get us wrong, they are 100% worth the effort! Here is Hannah, our hoophouse manager, who oversees our tomato production. She has been hard at work for weeks, preparing hoophouses, planting the young tomato plants, and trellising the growing plants.
Here is our newest project: constructing the second of our two in-ground heated greenhouses. In partnership with The Farmhouse Group, Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative and the University of Vermont Medical Center's nutrition program, this house (and its twin which is already in operation) allow us to produce fresh greens throughout the winter and spring and get a jump on the tomato season.