Tapia Brothers, Encino, CA – March 16-18
For almost 20 years one of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll showcase almost 300 tomato varieties (yes, you read that right) and offer everything you’ll need to have the most successful tomato season ever. Our team of Tomatomaniacs will help you with all the details.
Oh and Peppers! We’ve grown out over 50 unique varieties that will be a perfect complement to the tomatoes you’ll be growing this summer.
The event line up is filled with classes so you can get your TOMATO PHD, meet our new Tomato of the Year and revel in some really unique tomato varieties we’ve found, tested and tasted in the last year. We have new hosts, new events and even more time in some communities so we can offer you a more convenient opportunity to share in Tomatomania and the energy of the spring.
We’ll be open 9-5 all three days (even if it rains) and there’s plenty of parking available.
How many seedlings do you need? Wear your TOMATOMANIA! t-shirt to get 10% off your purchase.
If you miss us during our showcase weekend, don’t lose hope. This pop up becomes a “Stay Put” and you will find us there in our “hay bale boutique” as TOMATOMANIA continues at Tapia through April 14.
Tapia Brothers Farm Stand
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 91436
9am – 5pm all three days
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Every spring, thousands of self-described “’maniacs” gather for a series of multi-day garden events for the largest tomato seedling sale in the nation: Tomatomania! CEOs and soccer moms, grandmothers and hipsters, hardcore gardeners and eager first-timers—folks from every walk of life unite to celebrate this energetic rite of spring and their shared love of tomatoes.
In this practical and fun guide, Tomatomania! owner Scott Daigre provides a peek into his Ojai, California, tomato patch and details a “reality gardening” approach to growing the world’s favorite summer treat. Tomatomania! walks readers through every step of the tomato gardening process, from the earliest planning stages to those final satisfying kitchen table moments of the season.
Including 20 simple yet unique recipes and numerous kitchen tips to get the most out of your tomato harvest, this comprehensive guide to growing and cooking with tomatoes will turn you, too, into a proud ’maniac!