Genuine Faux Farm
With very few exceptions, we start all of our plants for production here on the farm. In addition to starting plants for our own fieds, we start heirloom plants for sale to other gardeners in the area.
We do NOT ship plants - our focus is not plant production and we do not intend to expand our operation to ship plants to distant locations. Instead, we sell at local farmers' markets, via a nearby nursury or directly to interested individuals.
Tomatoes: Italian Heirloom, German Pink, Trophy, Speckled Roman, Amish Paste, Silvery Fir Tree, Golden Sunray, Moonglow, Black Krim, Green Zebra, Red Zebra, Tommy Toe, Hartmann's Goosberry, Jaune Flamme and a smattering of 20 others.
Peppers: Wisconsin Lakes, Jimmy Nardello's Frying Pepper, Tolli Sweet, Alma Papricka, Golden Treasure, Purple Beauty, Quadrato asti Giallo, Jalapeno, Wenk's Yellow Hot, Joe's Long Cayenne, King of the North and others.
Eggplant: Pintung Long and a smattering of others.
Basil: Sweet Genovese and others as opportunity allows
Cucumber: Marketmore 76, Boothby's Blonde
Winter Squash: TBD
$2.50 for 3-4" pots or 5 for $10.
Smaller pots will be priced as appropriate.
What We Grow:
We favor heirloom and open pollinated plants. Our sales focus on tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. We also have been known to grow and sell extra basil, herb, onion, lettuce and broccoli plants. Other items may be added or subtracted depending on the year.
We usually have up to 25 different tomato varieties, 10 to 15 pepper varieties and six eggplant varieties available for sale. If you have questions or desire recommendations, please contact us.
How We Grow:
We use starting soil from Beautiful Land Products (organically certified) and use organically certified seed when it is available. Our plants start in trays under lights and migrate to cold frames and then outside as quickly as we can move them safely. We transplant tomatoes, peppers and eggplants into 3 or 4 inch pots to give room for excellent root growth. Our plants are exposed to some very strong winds in the Spring. But, we are proud of how sturdy they are when it comes time for them to go into your garden. We do not believe in starting plants too early. Our plants typically catch up with plants started earlier without the typical lull that comes with transplant shock.
photo of grass copyright A. Faux
photo of peppers copyright L.E.Bartel