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Yummy Tummy Farms LLC – The Rebirth

When you have an idea that is way ahead of its time, eventually enduring criticism and neighborhood vitriol manifesting in visits from many city and county agencies that most people have never heard of “on an anonymous tip from a concerned neighbor,” eventually wears on you. Yummy Tummy Farms LLC was in business from 2011 until 2016 when under the immense pressure of all named above, I decided to throw in the tomato and enroll in a Master’s Program. Now that my Master’s Program has been completed and I’ve recovered, I have decided to give Yummy Tummy Farms LLC another go, this thyme armed with more wisdom.  Although I am hopeful, but not that optimistic, that #Yummy #Tummy #Farms LLC will be received and supported in a better manner by my community and that gardening, homesteading, and #domesticity will enter a #sustainable renaissance period, time will ultimately tell the rebirth story. It may yet be possible that #COVID-19 may have a lighter shade of darkness and cause more people to make self-sufficiency and climate awareness a more central part of their consciousness and being.

Yummy Tummy Farms LLC is a pioneering suburban farm, founded in 2011 by Donald Sturman, CEO, also known as Farmer Donald in San Jose, CA. Yummy Tummy Farms LLC seeks to align itself with its core values: promote #suburban farming, increase self-#sustainability, and reclaiming domesticity. Yummy Tummy Farms LLC has a vision of working within neighborhoods to increase awareness of #eating more #plant-based meals, educating #children about where and how fresh fruits and vegetables are grown and in so doing actively address the modern-day epidemic of #obesity. 

Yummy Tummy Farms LLC sells vegetable #plants, rare fruit, organic vegetables, #jams, #sauces, #chutneys, #pickles, #veggie chips, baby food, and fresh, #raw, organic #wildflower honey, #bath balms, #body products, and we are currently testing several new products. Yummy Tummy Farms LLC is also an #education center offering classes on many subjects related to farming & gardening such as #Introduction To Organic Vegetable Gardening, Starting Heirloom and Organic Tomatoes from Seeds, #Seasonal Gardening: Spring, #Growing Food in Small Space, #Families and Children’s Activities, Classes, and Workshops and Food #Preservation: Jarring and #Dehydrating as well as many #cooking classes.

Yummy Tummy Farms LLC also conducts an edible #landscapes consultancy #service and also offers an active farm apprentice program in which you can volunteer to work on the farm to offset a portion of the class and/or workshop tuition. If you have an abundance of fruit or vegetables and live in the Santa Clara Valley, south San Mateo / Alameda counties we will pick it, provide you with some, process it into delicious products, provide you with some finished product too. 

More information can be found at yummytummyfarms.com  or you may email your inquiries to yummytummyfarms@gmail.com

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Come and get it at Yummy Tummy Farms!

Heirloom Tomatoes are Ready!

What’s Ripe at Yummy Tummy Farms for 8/24 and 8/25? Great question and here is a comprehensive list to wet your appetite:

Heirloom Tomatoes: Gardener’s Delight cherry, Black Cherry, Heirloom Beefsteak, Japanese Black Trifele medium-large,  Ghost Cherry, White Tomesol beefsteak, Punta Banda small, Riesenstraube cherry, Indigo Rose- black small tomato absolutely stunning in its beauty, Yellow cherry,  SF Fog small medium, Mr. Stripey large, Great White beefsteak, Striped German beefsteak, Green Doctors super sweet cherry, Green Tomatillos- bring on the salsa, Sungold cherry.

24 oz Striped German- Size, beauty, and delicious flavor!

24 oz Striped German- Size, beauty, and delicious flavor!

Pepper: Numex Anaheim- chile rellenos anybody? Red and green and chocolate bells

Numex Anaheim Pepper- Chile Rellenos anybody?

Numex Anaheim Pepper- Chile Rellenos anybody?

Eggplant: Heirloom Aswad Eggplant from Iraq- big and super meaty!

Aswad Heirloom Eggplant- indigeneous to Iraq. Super meaty & flavorful!

Aswad Heirloom Eggplant- indigenous to Iraq. Super meaty & flavorful!

Basil: Plenty of Italian Genovese- bring on the pesto! Lots of Royal Siam Thai Basil, Pho anyone?

Cucumbers: Marketmore- slicing and fresh eating and Pickling

Marketmore Cucumbers

Marketmore Cucumbers

Kale: Lacinto Dinosaur kale

Squash: Burgess Buttercup

Melon: French exotic Ananas Vert and delightful sweet melon scent

Indigo Rose- Black "Super" Tomato

Indigo Rose- Black “Super” Tomato

Organic Honey

Organic Honey

 

All of our produce is biodynamically grown in alignment with organic growing standards. Yummy Tummy Farms will be open from 12 noon to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 8/24 & 8/25. We hope to see you here.

Heirloom Tomato Peppers & Eggplants Plant Sale

The heirloom tomato plants are ready! We currently have twenty-two varieties of tomato plants available for sale and more are more are being released every week from our plant nursery. All tomato plants are $5 each and have been raised in accordance with organic growing standards. You will find the complete list of what’s growing on our website yummytummyfarms.com and we will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm this Saturday 5/18 and Sunday 5/19 unless we sell out sooner. The farm is located at 5611 Doorn Lane in San Jose, CA. Call us at 408-320-5365 or email yummytummyfarms@gmail.com for more information or with questions. See you this weekend!

YTF 7-12-12

Amazingly sweet!

Great White- Amazingly sweet!

Orient Express Eggplant

Eggplant

Red Padron-Pepper

Red Pepper

 

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale

The heirloom tomato plants are ready! We currently have over thirty varieties of tomato plants available for sale and more are more are being released every week from our plant nursery. Most tomato plants are $5 each and all have been raised in accordance with organic growing standards; moreover, we have sweet banana pepper plants and exotic eggplants as well. You will find the complete list of what’s growing on our website yummytummyfarms.com and we will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon this Saturday 5/11 and Sunday 5/12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm unless we sell out sooner. For a limited time, we have our delicious local honey for sale. The farm is located at 5611 Doorn Lane in San Jose, CA. Call us at 408-320-5365 or email yummytummyfarms@gmail.com for more information or with questions. See you this weekend!

Grows to Beefsteak size

Gypsy Heirloom

Hillbilly- a tomato so good it has flames on it!

Hillbilly- a tomato so good it has flames on it!

Amazingly sweet!

Great White- Amazingly sweet!

Sweet Banana Peppers- Perfect for fresh eating or pickling

Sweet Banana Peppers- Perfect for fresh eating or pickling

So good, you will want more!
Delicious Local Honey

 

Just another Day on the Farm

Living a step back in time

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