The price of growing your own food

For the last several years I have offered tomato plants for $1 each, which is easy to track and covers most of my expenses and overhead.  This year I considered whether to raise the price a bit to give me more slack in the budget, but I think I’m going to leave it at $1.

Understand that I have to pay tax out of this as well, so it’s really the best deal you’ll ever see on tomato plants.  I started this business to fill a need for heirloom plants, under-appreciated varieties, and local knowledge of growing requirements.  Price falls under the hope of making them as accessible as possible to people.  I want people to feel free to try new things and experiment.  I don’t want anything to get in the way of people being able to grow their own food.

I have great plans for this enterprise, dreams of an organization for providing plants and assistance, rather than making money.  I’m exploring organizational options, continued expansion, improved processes, and diversified products.  With your support, there’s a lot more to come.