*** UPDATE 6-20-2023 ***
NO MORE SEEDLINGS ARE AVAILABLE in 2023
Final delivery of seedlings was made yesterday, June 19th
Special ordering will commence again on January 01, 2024 and end on March 31, 2024
Seedlings will again be available starting in early May, 2024
Information below here is for historical and educational purposes only,
giving some idea of what will likely be available next year
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Seedling Catalog for 2023 is now available for viewing, printing, and sharing:
Delectation of Tomatoes Seedling Catalog, 2023
Related files, such as "Varieties Planted for Seedlings, 2023" are available here:
DT Shared Files
These seedlings are for gardeners and small farmers in the state of Utah through my "Plant Mobile" delivery system (see below). I simply do not have the time, manpower, or resources to ship seedlings. Though after June 10th or so, feel free to email me to see if I have extras. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop-off times and locations are still in the process of being finalized for 2023. Hopefully, this will be completed soon!
Seedlings will be offered this year (2023) at several locations throughout the state of Utah. Because Delectation of Tomatoes is now established at a relatively remote, sparsely populated location (East Carbon, Utah, elevation 6,200'), the most effective way to share these wonderful varieties with other gardeners who are not set up to raise their own seedlings is through what is essentially a:
You can special order your tomato, eggplant, ground cherry, tomatillo and pepper seedlings in advance, from my seed inventory, up until the APRIL 1st DEADLINE. After that, your choice of varieties will still be very broad, as I am growing over 150 tomato varieties, and 20 varieties of the other types. Regrettably, I will not be able to accommodate any special set-asides or reservations, unless you already made reservations by the April 1st deadline..
For the widest selection, you are more than welcome to make the trip to home base of Delectation of Tomatoes in East Carbon, where seedlings of up to 500 varieties of tomatoes will be available in late May or early June.
Depending upon delivery scheduling and weather forecasts, seedlings will be available in the timeframe of May 7th through June 10th, or until all seedlings have found a good home. It's a 6 to 10-week process to raise seedlings, thus the April 1st deadline for advance ordering. And this is a one-person operation, so once seedlings are gone, that's it until 2024.
Local Pickup Only planned - no mail ordering of seedlings. This may change if I can manage to get some help. Seeds of >2,500 varieties can be ordered from the Store Tab above.
Up to 10 pickup locations throughout Utah are planned for 2023 in the following counties (DROP OFF DATES AND TIMES ARE TENTATIVE, unless otherwise indicated):
There was almost zero interest in seedlings in Salt Lake County, so they were removed on May 26th and donated.
Three batches of seedlings have now been dropped off in Utah County at:
467 S. 380 E.
American Fork, Utah
Located just two minutes from the 500 East American Fork Exit off I-15.
This location is in a cul-de-sac – seedlings are on the sidewalk adjacent to road.
Tooele County – Seedling were dropped off on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., with several more trays added on May 27th
70 W. Middle Circle, Grantsville, UT
Seedlings are on top of the white brick wall, but may be moved temporarily if the weather is too cold. As of June 5th, there may be a few seedlings remaining.
Carbon County - base of operations and by far the best selection - up to 500 varieties of tomatoes:
170 W Geneva Road, East Carbon, Utah. After May 17th. Seedlings are in the low tunnel on the east side of the house. A self-serve table will be set up, or text 801-651-5953 for more information.
As of June 5th, there are nearly 500 tomato seedlings that still need a good home.
Seedlings are available NOW (May 15th) at:
D&C Discount Furniture
345 East Main Street in Price
Seedlings are on a table just in front of the store, located about 100 yards due west of the Northwest corner of the McDonald's parking lot. Please patronize this host store if you can!
SEEDLINGS REMOVED on MAY 28th; host store shutting down.
Emery County –
On Friday, May 19th, about 130 tomato and pepper seedlings arrived at the Samuel Singleton House in Ferron, Utah:
320 South State Street, Ferron, Utah
Several more trays were delivered here over the past two weeks. What is left is available on the sidewalk near the road during afternoon and evening hours. A printed catalog is available with the seedlings, and there is no need to contact the residents. For more information about this historic site, see: https://jacobbarlow.com/2021/11/10/samuel-singleton-house/
Sanpete County – A few trays of seedlings were dropped off on Saturday, May 26th. You will need to coordinate with the property
to determine which seedlings they will not be using.
585 S Southfield Rd, Mayfield, UT 84643
Seedlings will be located in the greenhouse located 200 feet north of Southfield Road. A sign will be posted.
Kane County – CANCELLED for 2023 until further notice. There will be several hundred extra seedlings available in Boulder on June 3rd - see Garfield County below.
Garfield County – Seedlings will be dropped off and distributed between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at the farmers marked at the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder, Utah.
Contact Pamela Furches for details, or Paige Collett, the market manager, for pickup or for extra seedlings. I will be there in person during this timeframe with 200+ extra seedlings for those who did not order in advance.
Paige Collett, of Cache Canning and Ferments, has kindly agreed to make several trays of tomato and pepper seedlings available at stores in Boulder and Escalante. Please visit this website for contact information and locations:
CACHE CANNING AND FERMENTS
Wayne County – A few trays of seedlings were dropped off around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023 at:
259 East 100 North, Torrey. Adus, the homeowner, is making those seedlings available to gardeners in the area
No willing host yet found
Grand County - Moab. Seedlings were dropped off at around 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15th, at:
Moonflower Cooperative Market
39 East 100 North, Moab, UT 84532
As of June 5th, there may still be a few seedlings left
If you can manage it, please patronize this store while you are picking up seedlings!
Vernal - host site not yet established
No willing host yet found
No willing host yet found
Please note - these are mostly private residences of other avid gardeners, but there is no need to contact them. This is self-serve; help yourself, with electronic payment; or contact email@example.com for other arrangements.
Payment expected only upon pickup or delivery. Mistakes or accidents could happen between now and then (deer, frost, dogs, hailstorm, etc.).
Prices for seedlings picked up in person:
$3.00 - individual seedlings if you purchase between 1 and 17 seedlings
$2.50 - per seedling if you purchase a full tray (18 seedlings) or more ($45 per tray)
$2.00 - per seedling ($36 per tray) if you purchase at least four full trays (72 seedlings)
Payment options will include:
PayPal: paypalme/DaleTomatoes or firstname.lastname@example.org
Venmo to: @Dale-Thurber last 4 digits of phone number: 5953
Website: Seedlings under the Store Tab
Invoice: for credit card purchases - email to email@example.com for invoice
Personal check: mail to: Delectation of Tomatoes, P.O. Box 655, East Carbon, UT 84520
Regrettably, cash option will likely not be available, as most of the hosting sites prefer no-contact.
Special delivery options for larger orders may also be available within a reasonable distance of East Carbon.
For special ordering, please submit your request for specific varieties of seedlings via email before April 1st, 2023 to:
*** NO MAIL-ORDER SHIPPING OF SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE IN 2023 ***
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