The People’s Choice | Top Tomato Selections from Tomato Tasting 2016

2016 was the beginning of even bigger and better Tomato Tastings than ever before. Most important is that Steve Goto, the king of tomatoes here on the west coast, has now joined the Roger’s Gardens staff. Steve has always been the engine that drove these tastings, but now that he is a permanent [...]

By |2017-11-28T12:23:00+00:00August 25th, 2016|Edible Gardens, Food, Tomatoes|1 Comment

Extending Your Tomato Growing Season

One of the great pleasures of vegetable gardening is finding new and unusual varieties to grow and tantalize our taste buds.  Heirloom tomatoes have surged in popularity in the past several years.  Tomato enthusiasts are finding bounties of bright rainbow colored, sugar sweet flavored tomatoes that are harvested from their gardens with pride and consumed [...]

By |2016-08-18T16:54:53+00:00August 18th, 2016|Gardening, Tomatoes|2 Comments

2016 Roger’s Gardens Exclusive Selection

Horticulturist and tomato “guru”, Steve Goto, has personally grown and hand selected 12 tomato varieties that are exclusively available at Roger’s Gardens for the 2016 season.  Select your favorite and add variety to your tomato garden. […]

By |2016-03-03T15:30:51+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Food, Gardening, Tomatoes|0 Comments

Tomato Tasting 2015 | And the Winner is…

2015 may have been our best tomato tasting yet. Roger’s Gardens has been producing this popular summer event for the last 15 years. We were thrilled to see nearly 300 attendees this year. By 9 AM tomato enthusiasts were lined up at both entrances, anxious to taste over 1,700 tomatoes and 70 varieties that graced [...]

By |2017-09-29T15:27:10+00:00August 27th, 2015|Tomatoes|3 Comments

Tomato Tasting 2013 | And the Winner is…

Tomato enthusiasts poured into Roger’s Gardens eagerly waiting for tomato expert, Steve Goto, to start the tasting of over 70 different  tomato varieties. We were thrilled to see over 300 attendees this year. All the tomato lovers lined up and went around two long tables tasting the most delicious heirloom and hybrid tomatoes! And we topped [...]

By |2013-09-03T20:26:51+00:00September 3rd, 2013|Gardening, Tomatoes|2 Comments

Tomatoes – The Essence of Summer by Steve Hampson

I have been gardening for most of my life.  One of my earliest memories is of my parents and me, barely four years old, moving into our house on Long Island with a large back yard.  That first summer I helped my mom plant yellow marigolds and my dad plant his first tomato plants.  By [...]

By |2013-03-26T21:31:51+00:00March 26th, 2013|Food, Gardening, Tomatoes|2 Comments

A Taste For Tomatoes by Ron Vanderhoff

As Steve Goto stood in front of the long table covered with 65 varieties of plated, chopped tomatoes, the aptly nick-named “Tomato King” told the expectant crowd of mostly home gardeners, “This was the best year in tomatoes. I hope you all are seeing the same.” […]

By |2017-09-29T15:29:17+00:00August 31st, 2012|Gardening, Tomatoes|1 Comment

Hot Tips from TomatoMania!

If I could successfully grow one vegetable every summer in my garden, it would be tomatoes. Forget the eggplant, corn and celery. Just let me pick warm, sun-ripened tomatoes off the vine as early as possible and as late as they can hang in there, and I’m a happy planter. After dropping in on the Tomatomania [...]

By |2017-09-29T15:30:54+00:00March 13th, 2012|Gardening, Tomatoes|5 Comments