FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2016

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo
805-756-2427; ancornej@calpoly.edu  

Cal Poly’s Popular Tomato Mania Plant Sale Returns April 8-9

SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 70 varieties of tomato plants will be available at the annual Tomato Mania plant sale set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at Poly Plant Shop at Cal Poly.

Sponsored by the university’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, the Central Coast’s biggest tomato plant sale will feature even more varieties than in past years.

Moonglow, Beefsteak, Shady Lady, Alaskan Fancy, and a selection of cherry tomato plants are just some of the varieties that will be available.

The annual student-run enterprise project is directed this year by a team of six students, who have grown more than 3,700 tomato plants from seed. The students began seeding the plants in early February and have tended to them in the campus greenhouses since.

“The great thing about this enterprise project is that the entire thing is done by students,” said Elisabeth Moriarty, a senior agricultural and environmental plant sciences major. “From the sowing of the seeds to production and marketing of the tomatoes, students handled every aspect of the project.”

Poly Plant Shop is located in Building 48 on Via Carta Road. Metered and campus parking will be available Friday, when regular parking regulations will be enforced. Campus parking will be free for customers on Saturday.

For more information, call 756-1106 or follow Cal Poly Tomato Mania 2016 on Facebook.

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