The roma tomatoes are beautiful this year!  We will be holding several roma tomato u-picks.  Members can come out and pick up to 10 pounds (per share, not per family) at no cost; additional pounds will be available at $1.50 per pound, quantities permitting.

We need to know if you will be coming out to pick and how many pounds you want to pick.

An RSVP is required; farm@vermontvalley.com or 608-767-3860

If there are more requests than ripe tomatoes, we will ask you to wait until the next u-pick the following week.

We ask that everyone arrives at the same time so everyone has the same access to the ripest tomatoes.  If someone arrives a half hour later than the start time there may only be under-ripe tomatoes remaining.

A note on the weather:  Madison weather is often different from what we are experiencing out here on the farm.  If the weather looks questionable where you are on the morning of a U-Pick, check our blog for weather updates.  All events are rain or shine but we will give information about how to prepare yourself for weather.

U-Pick Dates and Times: 

Saturday, August 20th, 9:00 am – FULL

Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 am

Saturday, September 3rd, 9:00 am

Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 am (same day as Pesto Fest)

Bring your own containers or bags to pick into and to transport your tomatoes home.

The farm always can use plastic bags and neatly folded full sized paper bags.  Bring them if you have them.

Roma tomatoes are perfect for sauce and salsa because they are less juicy than slicing tomatoes. They are also delicious to eat and do keep very well.  We have 6 different varieties of traditional roma tomatoes (all red varieties) and 7 varieties of interesting heirloom varieties (a mix of colors and shapes with very rich flavors).

Basil: No charge for a limited quantity.

Hot Peppers:  We have grown 9 different hot pepper varieties.  You may purchase them for $3.00 per pound

Tomatillos:  Available for $1.50 per pound.  We grow a limited quantity of tomatillos.

Garlic: $5.50 per pound

Please leave your dogs at home.

Directions to the Farm 

  • From Madison take Highway 14 (University
    Avenue) to Black Earth.  Turn left onto
    County F/Highway 78  (this is at the
    stoplight on highway 14, at the Shoe Box shoe store).
  • Stay on County F for five miles to the intersection with County FF (Cty F turns
    right in Black Earth, then turns left 1 mile outside of Black Earth).

The farm is at the intersection of F & FF. A map
is on our website at www.vermontvalley.com