UMaine Extension donates tomato seedlings in Piscataquis County

DOVER-FOXCROFT — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be giving away tomato seedlings at various locations in Piscataquis County from May 30 to 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.

Photo courtesy of University of Maine Cooperative Extension
ONE TOMATO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 2022 One Tomato project at Milo’s Black Fly Festival.

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. to 2 p.m. on May 30.
  • Monson General Store: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 31.
  • Guilford Memorial Library: 10 a.m. to noon on May 31st.
  • Guilford Town Office: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 1.
  • Piscataquis Regional Food Center in Dover-Foxcroft: 9–11:30 a.m. on June 2 and 6.
  • Black Fly Festival, Milo: 9 a.m. to 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 Street, from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 31, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2.

For more information, contact 207-564-3301,, or

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