The One Tomato Project

logo art for the One Tomato ProjectThe One TomatoTM Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden this year.

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 (Directions, Google Maps).

List of 2024 Distribution Dates and Times

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



Interested in Registering to Participate?

2024 One Tomato Project Registration Survey

Why just one tomato?

One tomato is not expensive to grow, it’s pretty easy, and it can be grown just about anywhere. You can plant a tomato in your garden, in your flowerbed, in a container, a hanging basket, or even on your front lawn. If you don’t like tomatoes, that’s okay! You don’t have to be a tomato lover to join in – the goal is to grow some vegetables, so try out any vegetable you like. You can give any extra to local food banks.

For information and ideas on how to grow your tomato or how to manage disease and pests in your garden, visit our Ask the Expert page. If you have a question about how to preserve your excess harvest, contact Laurie Bowen at or call 207.942.7396.

Cherry Tomato Plant
Thank you for participating in our 2024 “One Tomato” distribution.

Coming Soon to Your Inbox:
2024 “One Tomato” Harvest Survey

In the spring the UMaine Extension distributes free cherry tomato seedlings and growing information throughout the county for the “One Tomato” project. This survey is an opportunity for participants to let us know how their tomatoes are produced and if there is interest in doing this another year.

Thanks for helping us.

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