FLYING TOMAT0 FARM
The land was fertile floodplain and a joy to work with. We found out that growing organic tomatoes, in biologically active soil, not hydroponically, yielded old fashioned flavors that had been forgotten since our childhoods. Our tomatoes were a big hit at the local farmers markets and we soon found ourselves seduced by the idea of farming. That was back when we lived close to the City of Snohomish. In 2010 we relocated up the hill to a 10 acre parcel in Three Lakes area above Snohomish.
Welcome to Flying Tomato Farm. We are so glad you stopped by. The 2014 season is right around the corner and we are happy to get the chance to tell you a little bit about ourselves, and share our farmers market schedule with you. We are two person, husband and wife farming team. The adventure began in 2006 when we put up a 30'x50' greenhouse and 300 tomato plants in our 1 acre back yard pasture.
New land meant new opportunity and also new challenges. Our patch of soil up in the hills turned out to be rocky, sandy and mineral rich gravely loam. There was not much carbon matter in the area where we wanted to rebuild the greenhouse. This meant creating our own soil stock base for the greenhouse.
Our initial soil project was done with 30 yards certified organic compost from Baily's of Snohomish, about 8 yards of our own native soil, and lots of worm castings from our own compost piles.
A couple of dedicated soil nerds, we choose to use NO synthetic fertilizers which we believe lead to long term over salting of the soil and create an inhospitable environment for healthy soil biology. We are uncertified organic and follow a biodynamic growing philosophy which we believe leads to more nutritional, flavorful and really good tomatoes.
Dorothea's milk soaps are handmade in small batches from scratch at Flying Tomato Farm using the quality oils, saponified milk and an old school cold process method. All her milk soaps are cured for a minimum of 8 weeks giving them a rich, creamy and luxurious lather. Dorothea is a full-time farm owner operator and makers her soap during the off season. Her milk soap has been perfected over years and years of soap making. She does not cut any corners, using the highest quality ingredients. The milk makes it moisturizing, helping to make your skin - soft, supple and happy. Love your skin.
Dorothea's Lavender Patchouli Goat Milk Soap.
selling tomatoes at the Sunday Snohomish Farmers Market.
Maintaining healthy soil and growing organic tomatoes is lots of hard physical work..
Lots of meticulous details need to get taken care of every day.