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 In your email, please put Roma Tomatoes in the subject line and let us know which date you would like to come u-pick and how many total pounds you would like (including the 10 free pounds).  You will receive an email from us confirming your U-Pick date.  If you have any other farm questions or comments please contact us in a separate email.

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

Arrive at the start time of 9:00 (10am on Saturday, September 8th) so you have the opportunity to pick the best tomatoes.  If you arrive late there may only be under-ripe tomatoes remaining and the u-pick may be over.

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 at home on the morning of a U-Pick bring a rain jacket and boots.  All events are rain or shine.

U-Pick Dates and Times: 

Saturday, August 11th, 9:00 am

Saturday, August 18th, 9:00 am FULL

Saturday, August 25th, 9:00 am FULL

Saturday, September 1st, 9am FULL

Saturday, September 8th, 10am

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 a few different hot pepper varieties.  You may purchase them for $3.00 per pound

Tomatillos:  Available for $2.00 per pound.  We grow a limited quantity of tomatillos.

Garlic: $6.00 per pound

Please leave your dogs at home; as always.

Directions to the Farm 

for GPS use: 4628 County Road FF, Blue Mounds, WI  53517

  • 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 (Co. 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