Locally grown tomatoes have arrived already! Does it seem too good to be true? Well, here’s how it works:
The Amish of Lancaster County grow early season field-grown tomatoes using a relatively new farming method called “Raised Bed, High Tunnel” farming.
- High tunnels are simple, clear plastic frames over the tomato plants that allow the sun to heat them sooner and more effectively than it would otherwise.
- High tunnels also protect them from the elements such as wind, rain, hail, etc. This keeps them looking beautiful!
- High tunnels are NOT greenhouses; the tomatoes are field-grown directly in the soil.