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The Tomato Boys, BLOG

Posted by Bonnie Borucki on June 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Check out these enterprising young urban farmers who have a produce stand in South Berkeley:

"The Tomato Boys are three brothers who have been dabbling in backyard gardening since 2005. They grow all types of heirloom and open pollinated vegetables in their urban San Francisco Bay Area plot, however they specialize in heirloom tomatoes. In the summer of 2008, they were inundated with tomatoes. They grew enough for them to eat their fill and give away to neighbors and friends. But they still had more so they decided to have a tomato stand to sell off the extras. Since then, they have had unlucky tomato years because of cool summers and gardener laziness. But this year, 2012, their goal is to grow enough tomatoes to once again be overwhelmed with them. Follow them as they gear up for the 2012 growing season. Hopefully this year will produce beautiful vegetables and make a little money along the way. Maybe you’ll see them on the sidewalk in front of their house on a sunny, late-summer weekend selling their lucious tomatoes.

Tom, now age 14, is the Chief Executive Officer of The Tomato Boys and primary blogger. 11 year old Sam is Chief Operating Officer and Joe, age 16, is Chief Financial Officer. Financial support comes from the Mom and Dad Foundation."

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