Spring Sprouts at Bon Air’s Annual Tomato Market with UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners

When: Saturday, April 20th beginning at 9.a.m.

What: Heralding spring with the promise of a summer crop, Marin’s annual Tomato Market at Bon Air returns! Tomato fans and gardeners will choose from a curated selection of nearly 3,000 tomato starts from the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program. Offering 16 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes that have been selected for their exceptional taste, superior growth habits, disease resistance and performance in Marin’s microclimates. Grown from seed by Marin Master Gardeners at San Rafael’s Falkirk greenhouse, the ready-to-plant tomato starts are $6 each. Tomato experts and Marin Master Gardeners will be on-hand to answer questions and offer Marin-specific watering and growing tips. The tomato starts go quickly, so early arrival is recommended.

Tomato selections include:

Heirloom: Carmello, Cherokee Purple and Green, Japanese Black Trifele, Jaunne Flamme, Black Krim and Oaxacan Jewel

A Rainbow of Cherries: Blush, Sun Gold and Super Sweet 100

Beefsteak: Black Beauty, Chef’s Choice Orange and Early Girl

Hybrid: Juliet (grape), Black and Brown Boar (medium), and Granadero (paste/sauce)

When: Saturday, April 20th

• Tomato Market begins at 9 a.m. until sold out

• $6/each tomato start; cash, check and credit cards accepted

Admission: Free

Where: Just off Highway 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Greenbrae. At the western end of the parking lot under the large oak tree.