TBA (sometime in August)
This event is for our shareholders only. Many of you joined us for Open Farm Day on May 26th, when the orchard garden was just beginning to grow. This is your chance to experience the orchard garden in one of its peak season’s (it might be a little overgrown). We grow over 30 different varieties of tomatoes, the majority of them very unique heirloom tomatoes. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed at all the tomato choices at the farm stand this event will help demystify your options.
You can also use this opportunity to wander the farm with your family, see the creekside, the irrigation pond, or even the pastured chickens (They were a real hit with the kids on Open Farm Day).
Tomato pruning for high productivity
9:00am – 10:00am
Ever wonder how to; get 10lbs+ of fruit per plant, how to grow your vines 25ft+ long, how to have continuous fruit all season long, or max your tomato productivity using the minimum footprint? We’ll touch on all those questions while we demonstrate how we prune the tomatoes at Indian Creek. We’ll show you how we trellis our tomatoes, how we prune our tomatoes and how we keep their soil productive throughout the growing season.
10:30am – 12:00 noon
This will be a casual narrated tour through the orchard garden at peak season. We’ll visit all the main areas, including the greenhouse and deep into the orchard. There will be an ongoing discussion of some of the natural and organic growing methods in use here.
Tomato tasting / Corn roast
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
We will have a tasting table set-up where you can sample most of the 30+ varieties of tomato that we grow at Indian Creek Orchard Gardens. If the stars are in alignment we will also be serving roast organic corn as a digestif to all the tomatoes you will have sampled