Once Again, We’re Bringing You One Tomato
The Piscataquis County UMaine Extension is excited about folks growing One Tomato! This will be our sixth year distributing tomato seedling and tips for growing them at various events and locations around Piscataquis County. According to Donna Coffin, UMaine Cooperative Extension, “If you’ve got a sunny spot and a bag of potting soil, you can grow one tomato!
One Tomato was originally started in Ontario, Canada to encourage households to plant, grow, and eat more vegetables. Piscataquis County adopted the project in 2014, and folks have begun to look forward to getting one of our 400 locally-grown and purchased tomato seedlings. Ellis’ Greenhouse grows three different varieties for us: part of the fun of participating in One Tomato is finding out whether you’ve got Jasper, Sungold, or Esterina!
Tomatoes need warm weather conditions to thrive, and although spring has been cold so far, we hope for summer!
Black Fly Festival in Milo on June 1st is our first big distribution event, and the Commodity Food Distribution at the Piscataquis Regional Food Center on June 13th is our last.
Extension Association members, staff, and volunteers will also have seedlings at
- WIC in Dover-Foxcroft
- WIC in Milo
- Community Cafe at Central Hall in Dover-Foxcroft
- and town elections and the library in Greenville
One Tomato seedlings and care tips will also be available at the UMaine Cooperative Extension office in Dover-Foxcroft Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m from June 3rd until they are gone.