Good. We’ve grabbed your attention. Business time. There are some things you should know about our policies and our plants before you go picking out the sweetest cherry tomato or the scorching-est pepper. We are a family (and friend) run operation, and our farm is a wonderful working example of small scale agriculture. As such we do not sell wholesale. Wishing Star Farm sells for the personal garden, and all our plants are grown naturally on site without pesticides. No machines. No automation. Mostly because we can’t afford them, but the result is greater individual care for each plant and attention to detail in providing a quality seedling. This does mean that quantities are limited however, so the earlier you visit the more we have in stock. If you order in advance, we will reserve your plants until pick up.
Which brings us to timing. We begin selling May 5th, which is about a week prior to the final frost date for our area. Not all varieties will be ready for sale on that date. Each year we find that despite our best efforts, other factors such as poor weather or propagation delays will affect some varieties. Hence, we encourage folks to reserve their favorite selections in advance for pick up in mid-May, when both the plants and the planting conditions (soil & weather temperatures) are at their peak.
Orders can be picked up during our regular hours Thursday through Sunday or on weekdays by appointment. (Please see our SHOP page for details.) We’ll send a confirmation email to you as soon as your order is ready, so we ask that you please wait for a message from us before stopping by. May is the ideal time to get your gardens started, but we stay open through the first weekend of June in case you need replacements or find a little extra room for one more tomato plant. Since your gardens should already be well on their way, and since our own inventory quickly outgrows their starter pots, we will be closing down for the year on June 5th, 2022.
The varieties we offer have been carefully honed by years of experience and feedback from repeat customers, not to mention our own personal tastes. We do add a few new varieties each year to keep things interesting for the adventurous gardener.
Now get to that online store and start shopping!