Win a copy of For the Love of Paw Paws this week in the Fruit Trees forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Suggested venues for tomato plant sales?

Posts: 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Next year I will have lots of organically-grown plant stock for sale, some of it of interest to permaculturists.

Tomatoes are not particularly suited to permaculture I suppose but they do make good backyard crops because of their productivity and adaptability. I won't have enough seed to sell them as seeds but I will have many thousands of seedlings of dozens or perhaps even hundreds of varieties, many of them globally unique (my business partner breeds them; the number of varieties available would depend on what he comes up with). When I say "unique" I mean "you could not mistake them for any other tomato worldwide"; a lot of them will be bicolors, mottled, striations, translucent skin, unusual colors, flavors, shapes, textures, etc.

It would be nice to sell some of them in person, and meet and talk to folks.

Anybody have ideas for suitable venues in the Greater Puget Sound area?

I've considered the neighborhood "farmers' markets". Might not be the best fit because most of the crowd is coming to find something fresh for the dinner table.

I checked Seattle Tilth's spring food plant sale but at least last year they apparently only had one vendor which implies that probably only one was invited. There are no links anywhere for interested parties, so I am guessing this might be a dead-end.

I'm pretty sure there are other plant sales in the area; I remember going to one out at Warren Magnuson Park.

I might try talking to Pike Place Market. They seem to be fairly heavily regulated, and I would guess rent is high. Might be good for exposure for other sales.

Other ideas? Contacts?

Much obliged.
I’m tired of walking, and will rest for a minute and grow some wheels. This is the promise of this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!