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Delectation of Tomatoes

Principles and ideas which inform the efforts of Delectation of Tomatoes include:

-Optimal human health depends upon consumption of a wide array of nutrient-dense fresh fruits and vegetables, free of harmful chemicals and contaminants;

-Such food is best acquired from backyard gardens or from local farmers who offer their freshly harvested produce through farmers markets, CSA’s, local restaurants and specialty stores;

-Big corporate farms tend to be profit-driven, impersonal, unconcerned about healthy soils and sustainability, typically concentrate money in the hands of the few, and can rarely match the quality, diversity and nutritional levels of locally produced agricultural products.

In light of these considerations, Delectation of Tomatoes offers, specifically to local gardeners and small farmers:

-Seeds of over 3,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables representing a remarkable collection of heirlooms from around the world, including 1,000 varieties which are not tomatoes (i.e. peppers, melons, squash, beans, lettuce, corn, etc.);

-Seedlings of more than 500 varieties each spring, customizable (with advance requests) to the needs and curiosity of individual gardeners and farmers;

-Fresh produce on a limited scale, based upon what is not needed for seed production;

-Service upon request, including lectures, workshops and onsite training about garden and farm planning, extending the growing season, raising food at high elevation, ecologically responsible and sustainable growing practices, seed saving, self-reliance, etc.

If you want to live, you must eat; if you eat, you might as well eat healthy; while you’re at it, please enjoy eating a wide diversity of tasty and interesting heirloom fruits and vegetable from around the world!  Gardening and eating fresh, local, naturally grown food are cheaper than psychotherapy and unnecessary doctor bills which result from diseases which can be largely prevented with good nutrition. The idea is to make these nutritious products so readily available, so interesting and so tasty that people will be far less tempted eat the faux food found in fast and processed “food”.  Enhanced physical, psychological, social and financial health will be some of the benefits that emerge from this endeavor.

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Reviews

Lot of knowledge and a willingness to share it . Best Tomato descriptions in the business . I grow 5000 plants and sell the fruit from them for my living . Dale has the varieties I need to succeed .

Iris Bauer,

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Always a pleasure. Prompt shipping of orders and quick email responses.
Many varieties that aren’t available anywhere else. True to type and always excellent germination. Good job!

Clifton Hedrick,

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My favorite tomato seed vendor! My “go to place” for rare and unusual tomato varieties. Highly recommend!

Shelley P. Hauser,

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Keep It Real Vegetables

Keep It Real Vegetables is an urban farming project located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I grow produce by hand on several small-scale gardens in the Salt Lake valley. I am dedicated to growing the freshest, highest quality produce available. I adhere strictly to organic growing practices, enriching my soils with massive quantities of compost, compost teas, cover crops, and organic amendments until the soil is sweet enough to deliver the flavor I am looking for.

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Can be found here:

        • Real Foods Market
          2209 S. Highland Drive
          SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
        • Real Foods Market
          420 West 800 North
          Orem, UT 84057
        • Sugar House Farmers Market
          2100 S 1500 E
          Salt Lake City, UT 84105
        • Wasatch Front Farmers Market
          6351 S 900 E
          Salt Lake City, UT 84121
        • Wheeler Farm
          6400 So 900 East
          Salt Lake City, UT 84121
        • SLC Saturday Downtown Farmer’s Market
          300 W 300 S
          Salt Lake City, UT 84101
        • Wheeler Farm Sunday Farmer’s Market
          6351 S 900 E
          Salt Lake City, UT 84121
        • Redmond Heritage Farm Store
          2209 Highland Dr.
          Salt Lake City, UT 84106

        Reviews

        The quality of produce grown by these lovely people is second to none, it is the best Salt Lake City has to offer! I love knowing these two care for the earth and soil as much as they do for the vegetables they grow.

        Paige Collett,

        Facebook Review

        Just made potato salad with your garlic scapes. OMG it is amazing!!!!!
        Thank you SO MUCH for introducing me to scapes. I have added them to a bunch of my old standby dishes as well as trying the things you suggested. I don’t know what I did before scapes. They are so good and add to everything I try them in!

        Rachel Funk,

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        I’ve been following Tyler since the Sand Hill Farms days and his ever-expanding produce selection has–in terms of taste, nutrition and environmental stewardship–consistently been as good as it gets.

        Gerard Kies,

        Facebook Review

Red Acre Farm

We at Red Acre Farm, in the pastoral Cedar Valley and the beautiful red dirt of southern Utah, are dedicated to promoting and modeling the small family farm by growing natural foods that sustain our land, our neighbors, and our souls.

We grow over 177 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. We use a variety of seeds: saved, heirloom, biodynamic, organic, certified organic, and open pollinated. We never use GMO (genetically modified) seeds. Become a member of our CSA today.

As a small farm we have the advantage of growing produce for exceptional qualities of aroma, flavor, color, and texture. We promote a healthy farm organism through composting, cover crops, crop rotation, and compost teas. We never use herbicides, pesticides, or commercial fertilizer. By utilizing these methods, we produce food superior to those labeled as “Certified Organic” because of recent changes that allow a certain percentage of non-organic substances to be added in the process of growing certified organic food. With less confidence in food labeled “organic,” consumers have even more responsibility to know where, when, and how their food was produced— a feat made much easier by personally knowing the grower.

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  • RED ACRE FARM
    2322 W 4375 N
    CEDAR CITY, UT

Reviews

Red Acre farms has excellent quality products and we love having the option of picking up goods at the farm on non-farmers market days! We especially love their bread and greens. The family has the best customer service around and they have outstanding presentation and charisma at the farmers market. This is a great resource for the community!

Brandi Nielsen,

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Love every thing about this place. The sweet people there, the yummy “real food”, the fun my kids have everytime we stop in. This place is run by love, kindness, passion, and dedication.Love every thing about this place. The sweet people there, the yummy “real food”, the fun my kids have everytime we stop in. This place is run by love, kindness, passion, and dedication.

Tiffany Scheuerman

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Recently moved to Cedar City and just discovered Red Acre Farm. Very impressed. Love the “Back Porch,” and Sara was very welcoming and hospitable. Looking forward to buying some shares for the winter season!

Jean Bjerke,

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