Quality is a term which is thrown about a lot these days. Everybody wants quality. "Sell me a quality product!" Many products have become disposable- shoes, small appliances, lawn mowers- because it is cheaper just to by a new one rather than fix the one you have. How did this happen?
The same is true with plants. Many people choose tomato plants based on price and appearance. Here at Willow's Bend Farm, our heirloom tomatoes sell for $4.00 each. It's easy to find cheaper tomato plants. Why pay the extra money? You are actually not buying a tomato plant. You don't actually eat the plant itself. You are buying the potential harvest of tomatoes when they get ripe. Many of our customers have come back and told us our tomatoes consistently outproduce everything else in their garden. The plants grow larger and they bear fruit like crazy. One customer told me that just one currant tomato plant produced so much her extended family of 10 couldn't keep up. It took a half hour to pick all the fruit. Eventually they gave up and let some fruit fall to the ground. She was worried about volunteers coming up this year. This is what you are buying when you buy one of our $4.00 tomato plants.
We have our old reliable Yellow Pear plants again, as well as a red pear tomato. Both of these varieties will have you giving away the excess. The currant tomato is back. We have 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes to choose from as well as the familiar hybrids. We did buy the hybrids from a wholesale greenhouse and their price- $1.50 per 4 pack- reflects that fact.
Of course, we sell more than just tomatoes. The principle is the same though. We sell only quality plants. You can buy a Lavender plant from us and harvest sprigs of Lavender for the next 20 years. We have four different varieties of mint, also a perennial. We work hard to give you a reason to make a special trip here to see us. Please, stop by and see us.