• heirloom tomatoes

Project Grow's Plant Sale

Every year Project Grow holds a plant sale offering hard to find heirloom tomatoes, peppers and basil.  This year we are offering 70 varieties of tomatoes, 19 varieties or peppers and 5 varieties of basil.

The peppers and basil will be started at the end of February and the tomatoes in mid-March.  These are large, husky plants sold in 3.5" pots.  We are growing them in our hoop house at Dawn Farm so they are already acclimated to cool temperatures, outdoor sunshine and spring breezes.  However, please remember that none of these plants can tolerate freezing temperatures and must be brought inside or protected from late spring frost.

The sale will be on Saturday May 16th from 8am until 1pm in front of the People's Food Co-op at 216 North Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor.

Advance Order for the Plant Sale

Every year, some gardeners find that their favorite choices have already sold out by the time they can make it to the sale. To remedy this problem, gardeners can order plants ahead of time and pick them up Friday May 8th from 4pm to 7pm or  or Sunday May 10th between 10am and 1pm at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stoney Creek.  If you are interested in ordering plants, this is what you need to do:

  1. Choose the plants you would like from the 2015 catalog.
  2. Print our order form and fill in your name, contact information, and the plants you wish to order. We ask that you print our form so we can use the numbered codes on the forms and the plant tags to fill your order. This is important because we are growing so many varieties and not all our volunteers are familiar with their names.

  3. Mail the order form and a check payable to "Project Grow" for your order. The plants are $3 each. Our address is: Project Grow · P.O. Box 130293 · Ann Arbor, MI 48113

  4. Pick up your order on Friday May 8th 4pm to 7pm  or Sunday May 10h between 10am and 1pm at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stoney Creek in Ypsilanti.  These will be the only days and hours during which orders may be picked up.

To make this work, we ask that our customers follow a few simple requests. Please read these limitations carefully, and if you cannot meet these requirements, please do not advance order plants, but come to the sale in person to make your purchases!

  • You must pay for your order by check by May 3rd. Orders that are received later than May 3rd or are not paid for will not be pulled and saved for you.

  • You must come to Dawn Farm to pick up your order. Orders which are not picked up during the assigned days and hours will be lost and you will receive no refund.

There is always the possibility of disasters and crop failures with plants, but we will try to keep the list up to date if this happens.

Pre-Sale at Dawn Farm

During advance order pickup, all gardeners can buy plants in person at Dawn Farm on Friday May 8th from 4pm-7pm or Sunday May 10th, 10am-1pm a week before the sale. In addition to the tomatoes, peppers and basil, we will be selling 4 packs of collards, broccoli, kale and chard for $3 each.  Ypsilanti's permaculture group, AMPY, will also be offering 6"-3' bare root woody plants for only $3-$5 each. AMPY plans to have the following available:

Sea buckthorn
Goji Berry
Juneberry (serviceberry)
Nanking Cherry
Cornelian Cherry
Chinese Chestnut
American Hazelnut
American Persimmon
Black Currant
Clove Currant (golden)
Black Raspberry
Black Pussy Willow
Corkscrew Willow
False Indigo