A staple at Farmer's Market in late August and early September, tomatoes can be found for as little as $20/bushel at peak times for use in canning.
In the news
- Column: Seeds and Stems; Royer Held: “Seed-saving is the ultimate source of local food”, Ann Arbor Chronicle, September 2009
When Royer Held decides which tomatoes to plant in his garden each year, he doesn’t look through seed catalogs. He simply sorts through a collection of plastic bags that hold his own private stash of tomatoes-to-be. He’s a seed-saver, cleaning and saving seeds from his own stock of plants and trading with others who have varieties he’d like to try. It’s his way of saving the flavorful tomatoes he loves and maybe even developing a new strain by working with generations of hybrids.