Viginia is known as "The Mother of Presidents" due to the eight she has sent to the post in Washington, D.C. Since "Mother" hasn't sent any of her sons or daughters to D.C. since Wilson in 1913 she had to find something productive to do for the benefit and wealth of we Virginians.
Due to the sandy loam (which tomatoes love) of the Eastern Shore peninsula that Virginia shares with Delaware and Maryland (The DelMarVa Peninsula) tomatoes were a natural crop choice. Tomatoes are also grown farther inland in counties east of Richmond.
The red fruit is a multi-million dollar business for the Commonwealth which now ranks third in the nation behind Florida and California.
To put the growth factor in perspective in 2001 Virginia tomato farmers harvested 3,900 acres of the crop. In 2006 the harvest had grown to 5,600 acres.
I have absolutely no tomato farm experience, but I do have 30 years full time experience selling Northern Virginia residential real estate.
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