Available as electronic download/PDF only.
Tomatoes are a good crop to grow for local market because fresh tomatoes taste better and are better quality than tomatoes shipped from far away. This guide contains lots of information on growing tomatoes in the Midwest. Topics covered include variety selection; planting and care; soils and nutrient management; handling and storage; management of weeds, pests, and diseases; and more (32 pages; 2011).
The Plain Language Guides to Growing Fresh Market Vegetable Crops is a series on how to grow vegetables for sale at farmers' markets. They are in the Plain Language format, which is a federally promoted effort to make written information easy to read, understand, and use. The series is specifically geared for beginning farmers. The series is a collaboration of the UW Environmental Resources Center and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Want to learn more?
When the Uprooted Put Down Roots (New York Times article about refugee populations growing vegetables for farmers' markets)
Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
poster about the Plain Language Guides