Welcome to Hoover's Seasonal Produce!
Welcome to our 2022 update!
We are closed for mail orders as of April 3rd. Walk in customers are still welcome from 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. If you have already sent an inquiry or email prior to this date, your order will be honored. We will be in touch shortly.
Greetings Southern tomato growers- thanks for dropping by!
As usual, each year I seek out new (and old!) varieties of tomatos for you all to consider. This year I am doing a massive grow out of all the varieties I have. This is a big undertaking as typically I just do a portion of my collection each season. I am listing them within the site under their correct category BUT(!) you will notice many will not have any associated description or photos. I am creating place holders for a big update to my site which will happen starting in June. As I mentioned, this is a big job- all new photos along with weights and descriptions. These plants are all available but in very limited quantities. If you see a name that intrigues you, just do a quick google search to give you an idea what it is. I know this is not very helpful to you all. Since I am growing such small numbers of many of these, it is not worth bloating this website to unbelievable proportions for just a handful of plants. There is however, a reason I am doing things this way for the season. Just wait and see!
Our biggest hurdle continues to be the USPS; last spring they nearly put me out of business. Those of you who know me, know that I stand behind my plants. Shipping is something I have little control over once your box leaves my hands. I take it very personally when what should take 3 days to get to you turns into 10-15 days. Spring of '21 was a total failure as far as the postal system was concerned. About 40% of my shipments were abysmal- lost boxes and outrageous delays were the norm. Some of my customers required 3 (!) repeated shipments. I absorb these costs and it does not take a mathematician to recognize this does not work. We are rethinking what will work best for you folks. I have a problem with high shipping cost and am trying to figure the best way around this. Currently, I have the ordering ability turned off on the website until I decide how to deal with this. I suspect the post office is getting better but I have my reservations. Things will get better, I have faith.
One last thing before I move on to other parts of the website- my window of time for sales is going to be a bit shorter this year. Pretty much draw a line in your mind using the Northern border of Arkansas as my limit and then coast to coast. We all have a planting time from about April 1st to the 20th or so as being ideal. This is the time I will have most all varieties listed available.
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