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UC Marin Master Gardeners Tomato Market

The Tomato Market is one of the most popular sales conducted by the UC Marin Master Gardeners.
The Tomato Market is one of the most popular sales conducted by the UC Marin Master Gardeners.

The 2021 Marin Master Gardener’s Tomato Market is CANCELLED due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns for our members and the community.

This fall the Marin Master Gardeners began planning for our annual Tomato Market, planning to conduct the market online and to follow UC's Covid-19 guidelines. Many hours of thought and planning took place to insure both our safety and the public’s safety. We were also hoping that the virus would be under control by that time. However, the immunization programs in Marin have been very slow to protect its residents, and there are also new variants of the virus being discovered.

In light of these factors, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Tomato Market. Thank you for your understanding, please do visit us next year for your tomato needs.

About the annual tomato market

The annual UC Marin Master Gardener Tomato Market is our major fundraiser for the year. It provides the financial resources for our support of educational programs at schools, community gardens, public seminars and education throughout the county. And of course, we get to sell you the best varieties chosen specifically for Marin gardens!

We help you choose the best varieties for YOUR Marin garden

The plants are grown from seed by UC Marin Master Gardeners at our Falkirk Demonstration Garden greenhouse in San Rafael.
The plants are grown from seed by UC Marin Master Gardeners at our Falkirk Demonstration Garden greenhouse in San Rafael.
Tomato varieties are distinguished by taste, shape, color, size, days until harvest, length of season, disease resistance, and more. According to the US Department of Agriculture there are over 10,000 tomato varieties grown in the United States.

UC Marin Master Gardeners have been growing tomatoes for sale for over 10 years and have refined our lists of which varieties do well in Marin’s varied micro-climates and garden environments.

We choose varieties according to:
• Taste 
• Productivity 
• Varieties that have proven successful for Marin gardens in the past
• New varieties that have advantages over current and past choices
• New colors and tastes

Tips for growing healthy, productive tomatoes:

• Click here for tips for growing tomatoes
• Read our grow sheet for tomatoes and varieties for Marin
• View more information on preparing, planting and growing edibles in Marin in our EDIBLES section