September 20, 2019
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UMaine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County free One Tomato distribution

Community Author: Donna Coffin
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DOVER-FOXCROFT — To encourage more people to grow their own vegetables the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County Executive Committee adopted the One TomatoTM project.

The One TomatoTM Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden this year. Yes, you heard us – we’re going to get excited over one tomato! Hopefully your plants will produce more than just one tomato, but we think you should celebrate the difference that one edible tomato makes.

Why just one tomato? One tomato is not expensive to grow, it’s pretty easy, and it can be grown just about anywhere. You can plant a tomato in your garden, in your flowerbed, in a container, a hanging basket, or even on your front lawn. If you don’t like tomatoes, that’s okay! You don’t have to be a tomato lover to join in – the goal is to grow some vegetables, so try out any vegetable you like. You can give any extra to local food banks.

Get yours while supplies last!:

Starting June 1, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays at the Cooperative Extension Office, Dover-Foxcroft

June 2, Black Fly Festival, Milo

June 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Town Hall, Milo

June 13th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. United Methodist Church, Dover-Foxcroft

For more information, contact 207.564.3301. More information about UMaine Extension is available online.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master’s degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit