Is your website secure?
YES, and we will never sell or share your information.
Do you ship internationally?
No, we ship only to Canada. We will be shipping for the 2016 season once the last frost date has passed in your area. Details for shipping and online payment are on the checkout page.
Where can I pick up plants in person?
Plants can be ordered using the online shopping cart, then picked up and paid for at any of our farmer's markets, here at our farm, or other events we may be attending. We will send you an email confirming availability and total price and to arrange a pick-up date and location. If you know where you want to pick up your plants you can add a note to the check-out page.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
We do not accept debit at this time.
You pay only when you pick up your plants.
What is an heirloom tomato or other vegetable?
While most commonly used for tomatoes, the term “heirloom”, when used to describe any variety of plant, means an open pollinated variety (i.e. not a hybrid) which has been saved or developed for outstanding qualities such as flavour, disease resistance, productivity etc. and generally has been around for at least 50 years, although some are fairly recent developments such as Ozark Sunset which has only been around for a few years.
Although many heirloom tomatoes come in interesting shapes and colours, they are not all “weird”. Most in fact are simply a family’s favourite handed down, such as Kellog’s Breakfast, a beautiful yellow slicing tomato. One of our favourite heirloom peppers is Jimmy Nardello’s Italian Frying Pepper, seeds of which were brought to America by Jimmy’s grandmother in 1887; others were developed for specific qualities, such as Bellstar, a very productive early paste tomato developed at the Belleville research station in 1981.
There are heirloom tomatoes and peppers for all purposes, and we believe our selection has something for everyone.
It goes without saying that none of our varieties are genetically modified... (but just in case you were wondering)
Are all your plants always in stock?
We are a very small grower. We try to gauge our production to meet demand, but sometimes run out of the more popular varieties. New varieties are usually limited in quantity as well.
Are your seeds chemically treated?
We use no chemically treated seed.
Are you an organic grower?
We grow all our plants and produce organically, using no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We have decided not to become certified organic at this time.
What can I do if my plants do not grow?
We provide healthy, fully hardened off plants, and all the free advice you may need, even after you get them home, but growing the plants is all up to you.
Our best advice is to get your heirloom bedding plants in the ground or a larger container as soon as possible.