In the small town of Little Mountain, SC Rodger Winn has been growing and preserving century old vegetables for Heirloom Seed Companies. His Certified Organic Heirloom Tomato plants and other vegetable plants are available to the public for sale in the spring starting early April.
I had the opportunity after meeting Rodger at an Heirloom Gardening Talk to see first hand how to incorporate vegetable gardens among the landscape of their property. I have never seen a more beautiful home where flowers naturally attract little workers to pollenate tomatoes living side by side so perfectly.
Every year the property is open to the public one day in July for their annual Tomato tasting.
Fresh heirloom tomatoes and Duke’s Mayonnaise on white bread….So delicious, I ate mine before I remembered to take a picture~
every corner of their yard was more beautiful than the last…
Zelma Zesta rattlesnake bean…
Rodger was so generous with his knowledge of gardening…I came home with so many ideas and how to implement them into my own garden.
And if the tomato sandwiches and cold sweet tea weren’t enough, the southern charm of Sugarloaf Mountain Boys bluegrass music definitely threw it over the top. I walked up just in time to hear them play Wagon Wheel!!
I’m so thankful for families like this who are preserving something that can so easily be lost in a modern world. I can’t wait till spring when I will plant my own Heirloom Tomatoes in our garden. If you would like to learn more, visit their website at: http://www.rodgersheirlooms.com/
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Winn!!