I’m Leigh - Owner of Tomato Monster.
I am a tomato addict and raiser of tomato baby seedlings for my hometown of Cleveland.
I became obsessed with all of the varieties, colors, and flavors of heirlooms. I noticed a continued interest in people who want to know where their food comes from and decided I had to share them with you.
Tomato Monster focuses on expanding your tomato palette. I want you to try one you’ve never had before! Learn to love a yellow tomato, or stare in awe of a striped tomato changing colors.
In the warmer weather that Cleveland allows you'll find my dogs, Rocky and Addi, by my side in the garden. I am tending to growing and raising heirlooms, Addi is digging holes in the dirt, and Rocky is sneaking peppers off of the vine.
This year we have expanded our greenhouse to twice the size so that we're able to keep up with demand for more and new tasty tomatoes. We hope to help open up your mind to these other-worldly varieties and fill your bellies with our little monsters =]
organizations we support
We love to support local non-profits!
Every year we donate $1, from each plant sold, to Cleveland-area charities that we believe in. So when you’re growing your own garden, you’re also helping your community grow.
In the past we’ve been able to make donations to Berea ARF, The Cleveland Seed Bank, SWUU Church, Ben Franklin Community Garden, and plan to lend a hand to many more.
THIS YEAR'S MONSTER SUPPORT
As you know, plants will be plants. Sometimes, a certain variety may never fruit normally. This can be for reasons that are plentiful and can be hard to pinpoint. As your monsters grow you may reach out to us (the earlier the better) with any questions you have about your plants and we'll see if we can diagnose any problems it may have.
We, too, make mistakes! We run a small business with a lot of plants. Every so often we, or one of our volunteers, can accidentally mix up seeds or plants. At the end of the day, we take full responsibility for this! If you've got the wrong one just reach out, as soon as you know, and we can come up with a solution. We can offer you a refund, extra plants next year, or sometimes replacements. We want you and your garden to be as happy as ours =]