best MN source for heirloom tomatoes

emfdvm(4)May 13, 2010

Hi all- I'm new/returned to Minnesota, and wondering where I can find a good selection of heirloom tomato plants. I'm looking a few other veg plants as well, eggplant and anything else that looks intriguing.

Also, for unusual varieties of perennials, where do folks have the best luck?

I'm in Edina, so west and south sides of town are better.

Thanks!!

Ellen

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zenpotter(z4 MN)

For the unusual I go to http://www.tangletowngardens.com/ in Southwest Mpls.or http://www.thehighlandnursery.com/home.php
I have also added a link to a thread from 05 with the names of nurseries. I noticed at least one that is no longer in business the building of a new Lowe's drove them out. It is Rice Creek Gardens.

An interesting side note here folks, the home page for Highland nursery is saying that they may have to close because of an 800% raise in taxes. They are looking for support in the way of letters etc to help them stay there.

Here is a link that might be useful: GW list from 05

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 8:06AM
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garystpaul(4)

Hi, Ellen

This is not west or south, but several vendors at the St. Paul Farmer's Market are offering heirloom tomato plants, and lots of 'em. Gary

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 2:12PM
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crazyhouse6

zenpotter - Rice Creek Nursery in Blaine closed due to tax issues also (well before Lowes came in). I believe a Saturn dealership was supposed to move into their location, but you know that story... Anyway, I believe Rice Creek specializes in peonies and is selling out of Southeastern MN named Hidden Springs Flower Farm. I have yet to order from them, but will have to give them a try.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 9:56PM
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windytown(4)

If you are willing to travel a few miles west on 7 (pretty drive), Holasek's in Lester Prairie has a great selection. Really nice all around selection for all kinds of plants.

Here's a link to their heirloom selection:

Here is a link that might be useful: Holasek's heirloom tomatoes

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 11:29AM
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emfdvm(4)

Does anyone know if Brewery Creek Farm Market closed after the owner died? I haven't been able to find any information, and that's not far from me at all.

Thanks for the other information- it's always good to add to the list!
ellen

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 12:39PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Last fall when we passed by it appeared to have been closed, no plants outside and gates closed. We were disappointed as we had always stopped whenever we were in the area.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 2:32PM
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theims3(4)

I usually buy many of my heirlooms from the Bloomington Garden Center--they generally have 6-8 varieties--standards like Brandywine, Black Krim, Striped German, etc. Bachman's in Richfield has quite a few this year.
I was past Brewery Creek on Saturday, and it's for sale. ):

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 9:14AM
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FlowerGardener(Z4 MN)

Shady Acres located on Hwy 212 is still open until June 20th they are only open a couple of months. They have lots of heirloom tomatoes and other veggie plants. I go there every year to buy plants. Here is the link take a look.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shady Acres Herb Farm

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 8:44PM
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