The Great Swan River Farm Invitational Tomato Toss

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It works like this: We gather our children or grandchildren, along with their friends and kids from the neighborhood, parents, uncles, groupies, whatever, and forage into our market gardens to collect all the rotten or half-rotten tomatoes we can find. Two per person is a good number. Three works, but it’s messy.

Then we form a big circle outside the house (well outside the house), each with a tomato in hand, and on signal everyone underarm-tosses a tomato into the sky directly above our heads. The only rule is you cannot look up; whatever happens, happens.

(Are we really supposed to grow up, or is that optional?)

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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