UMaine Extension to distribute tomato seedlings in Piscataquis County May 28-June 5

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be giving away tomato seedlings at various locations in Piscataquis County May 28 – June 5. Distribution sites will include Abbot, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Monson, Guilford, Sangerville and Milo. Seedlings can also be picked up at the Piscataquis County office during regular office hours May 29-31 at 165 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. For a full list of locations, dates and times, visit the One Tomato website or follow Piscataquis County Extension on Facebook.

To encourage more people to grow their own vegetables, the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Executive Committee adopted the One Tomato™ project in 2014. Through the years they have distributed over 4,500 seedlings that gardeners used to grow cherry tomatoes valued at $9.00 per plant.

The One Tomato™ Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden. Why just one tomato? One tomato is not expensive to grow, it’s easy, and it can be grown just about anywhere: a garden, a flowerbed, a container, a hanging basket, or even a front lawn.

Plants will be distributed at the following locations while supplies last.

  • Indian Hill Trading Post, Greenville:  May 28 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monson Town Office:  May 28 from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Guilford Town Office: May 29 from 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Guilford Memorial Library:  May 29 from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • UMaine Cooperative Extension Office:  May 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Northern Light Mayo Pop Up Market:  May 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Abbot Town Office:  May 30 from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Piscataquis Regional Food Center:  May 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Black Fly Festival, Milo: June 1 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sangerville Food Cupboard:  June 5 from 8:30 – 11 a.m.

For more information, contact 207.564.3301, or

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. Extension seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.