UMaine Extension donating tomato seedlings in Piscataquis County

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be giving away tomato seedlings at various locations in Piscataquis County from May 30–June 7.

Distribution sites will include Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Monson, Guilford and Milo. For a full list of locations, dates and times, visit the One Tomato website or follow Piscataquis County Extension on Facebook.

To encourage more people to grow their own vegetables, the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Executive Committee adopted the One Tomato project in 2014. Over the years, they have distributed more than 4,100 seedlings that gardeners used to grow cherry tomatoes valued at $9 per plant.

The One Tomato Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden. One tomato is not expensive to grow, it’s easy, and it can be grown just about anywhere, including a garden, a flowerbed, a container, a hanging basket or a front lawn. 

Plants will be distributed at the following locations while supplies last:

  • Indian Hill Trading Post, Greenville: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on May 30.
  • Monson General Store: 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. on May 31.
  • Guilford Memorial Library: 10 a.m.–noon on May 31st.
  • Guilford Town Office: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on June 1.
  • Piscataquis Regional Food Center: 9–11:30 a.m. on June 2 and 6.
  • Black Fly Festival, Milo: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on June 3.
  • Sangerville Food Cupboard: 8:30–11 a.m. on June 7.

Plants can also be picked up at the Piscataquis County Extension office, 165 East Maine St., from 8 a.m.–noon on Wednesday, May 31, and from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2.

For more information, contact 207.564.3301, or