Late July News


Summer is here! And so are red ripe tomatoes! What a wonderful time of year; long days of warmth and sun, punctuated by needed rainfall.  After a slow and late start, this growing season has been ideal for plants, and humans too!

Tomatoes have ripened up and we are now selling 10 lb. flats of our 'cosmetically challenged' tomatoes for $15/flat.  Our wholesale accounts demand perfect looking fruit, so any tomatoes that don't make the grade are sold at a discount here, at Cate Farm.  We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm.  Tomatoes are self-serve, please bring exact change or a check made out to Cate Farm.  Supply is on a first come, first served basis, but we do our best to keep the table stocked.  If you want to buy more than two flats, please email us at so that we can accommodate you.

In other farm news: Our seedling season was a success, thanks to all our wonderful customers.  Hopefully your gardens are thriving and bountiful and we would love to see pictures!  Post photos to our Facebook page or use #CateFarmGarden on Instagram and we'll share your photos on our website. 

We are now all planted out in the field, and tending to the crops  before the Fall harvest. Burdock root has been hand weeded and cultivated with various tractor mounted tools and the leaf canopy is starting to close over the rows.

We are experimenting with growing some industrial hemp for CBD production, some in the field, and some in the greenhouses. The CBD hemp market is a rapidly moving target, but so far so good.

Thanks for your support, and have a wonderful summer!

The team at Cate Farm.