Tomato Mania 2015

The 2015 Tomato Mania sale at Cal Poly is underway. I serve as the faculty advisor for the project. Yesterday much of the set-up took place. This morning I got to campus before the sale started to make sure things were on track and to lend a hand (and buy some tomatoes).

Preparation for the sale.

Preparation for the sale.

The calm before the storm.

The calm before the storm (sale begins in minutes).

Sale in progress.

Sale in progress.

Sale in progress.

Sale in progress (the guy in the center is wearing a very appropriate shirt for a tomato sale).

It was a good day. I also managed to sow tomato seeds for a grafting lab that I’ll teach later this quarter. When I left the sale I purchased five plants. The sale continues tomorrow: 10 am to 4 pm at the Horticulture Unit on campus. Come on out and pick up some tomatoes! I recommend ‘Artisan Purple Bumblebee’ if you want an interesting cherry tomato. There are all sorts of options: ‘Bloody Butcher,’ ‘Mr. Stripey,’ ‘Banana Legs,’ ‘Alaskan Fancy,’ ‘Chocolate Cherry,’ ‘Mortgage Lifter,’ and ‘Red Robin’ to name a few of the 67 available (well, it started with 67, some have sold out already).

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