Friday, March 23, 2012

TomatoMania Time!

If you are like me, and can't wait each year for tomato planting time, then you need to head over to Tapia Brothers Farm Stand in Encino this weekend because TomatoMania is back!

With nearly 300 varieties of tomato seedlings available, this is TomatoMania's biggest event.  In addition to great heirloom tomatoes, you will also find heavy duty tomato cages, ladders, smart pots, tubs, tomato food, fertilizer, and more.

For LA Farm Girl, this is also my favorite venue because it is held at one of only 2 traditional farms left in the San Fernando Valley. Tapia Brothers Farm is family-owned, and still has an old-school produce stand on the farm. After you buy all of your tomato seedlings, walk over to the counter and buy some of their fresh, in-season strawberries. They even have tomatoes now, since yours aren't ready yet, buy theirs! Support this local farm!

Here's the details on the remaining days of this TomatoMania event:

Saturday, March 24 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 25 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Tapia Brothers Farm, 5251 Hayvenhurst, Encino, CA