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Jerry & Susan Petrina, Deerfield Farms
They attract customers at the Kootenai County Farmers Market, grace tables at the Davenport Hotel, and are in demand by produce managers at groceries across North Idaho and eastern Washington. That’s because some of the area’s tastiest, most colorful organic tomatoes are grown by Jerry and Susan Petrina at Deerfield Farms in Sagle.
Eleven years ago, the Petrinas grew their first crop of beefsteak tomatoes — the big red kind you usually identify as tomatoes at the grocery store. They had a good crop, but learned that heirloom tomatoes were the way to go.
They’ve gradually expanded to around 30 varieties of tomatoes since then. Three-quarters of them are heirloom varieties whose seeds have been passed down for generations and have not been hybridized. From the robust Mortgage Lifter to the long San Marzano, the Petrinas’ tomatoes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and flavors.
The Petrina’s say, “We’re constantly amazed at how often customers tell us it’s the best tomato they’ve ever had!”
Come find out how Jerry and Susan made the career jump into organic farming, learn about certified organic produce and heirloom varieties, hear why they keep bumblebees in the greenhouse, and take away some of their methods of pruning and supporting their tomato vines!
And if the weather’s just right, you may get to take home a tomato plant, too!
Read more about them here: http://www.cdapress.com/local_news/20180904/deerfield_farms
Call or email Coral by April 18, 2019
Local: 208.667.3459 x 119
$12/person includes lunch and program!
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