Ivan Tomato Rescue Project

Why and How we Saved the Ivan

The Story of how we saved the Ivan Tomato

This story of how we saved the Ivan tomato is a great read.  It helps to put the sets that lead to our journey into perspective.  How did we take this tomato we loved and make it a tomato that can now be found in 46 states and 6 countries outside the USA. Discover the...

From Indiegogo to Farmers Market

The story of the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project is a fun journey through the process of growing an agricultural start up.  Our goal is always been to grown a sustainable agriculture business that saves well loved family heirlooms food producing plants from extinction and...

Growing the Rock Star Plants

Each year, as gardeners we grow all sorts of plants in our victory gardens. We grow ones we have grown before that did well and we tend to grown new plants that sounds good.  However, how do we know which plants will bring us the biggest bang for our garden space....

From Kitchen Window to Market Booth

Year two of the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project has been a blast.  We have been growing this company very organically, pun intended....  The path has been rather curvy but we learn more with each wayward step. Read about how we went from last years best practices to...

We are the Victory Gardeners

This is our second year as the Victory Gardeners.  We find Missouri's Family Heirloom Food producers gems and bringing them back into the market.  Yet who are each of us individually and why do we work so well together as a team? This year's team is made up...

Food Not Bought Blog and Heirloom Gardener

I am so excited to say I am blogging for Heirloom Gardener.  I started a blog called Food Not Bought.  Food Not Bought, is a blog that will cross over from the Ivan back and forth across the garden.  It will cover topics of the kitchen and how to build a pantry full...

Dirtfoot, The Music Behind the Ivan Tomato

The music behind the Ivan has a special story all to itself.  The music in our video's is by a fantastic band Dirtfoot.  Dirtfoot describes themselves as a Front Porch, Foot Stomping, Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble, Boogie Band.  They hail out of Louisiana and are a...

Ivan Support – You can help today.

How can you help. Here are some great ways a few dollars and your effort can make the big difference for the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project. Support our Indiegogo Campaign today.  http://igg.me/at/ivantomatorescueproject/x/1912433 We would like to see Ivan Tomatoes in...

Save The Ivan, The Right Thing To Do

This journey to save the Ivan has been dynamic and makes you understand the power of Karma.  I knew I had a passion for this incredible tomato because of how resistant it was to disease, how prolific the harvest and how wonderful the taste.  I connected with the story...

Ivan Tomato Rescuers – Join the Conversation?

How wide will the Ivan be spread by this campaign?  Can we get it into the hands of gardeners throughout the USA and into several other countries too?   As  this campaign continues, this question floats through my mind. As of today, officially in the 5th date of our...

Reasons to Save the Ivan Tomato

Welcome to the Ivan Tomato   You have already shown your support by getting this far.  Let me give you a few more reasons why the Ivan is worth taking it a step further and supporting us in our Indiegogo campaign to save the Ivan...

The Publicity Hunt has Begun – We Need You

The Ivan Tomato Rescue Project has begun it's home stretch to the Launch. We have decided our go live date will be at the November 4th.  So for all those of you that are looking forward to helping us save the Ivan it is coming, trust me, it is on it's way.  There is...