Now we are in full swing preparing for the 2023 season. We have sown tomato seeds and soon it will be time to sow spices and plant seedlings. April 1 is the time for opening. Then many of our home-grown products are ready, such as cucumbers, spices and a large selection of plants. We expect the tomatoes to be ripe at the beginning of May. During the summer you can come to us and feast on tomatoes and spices and enjoy our large selection of geraniums.
On October 7, we have a harvest market with several exhibitors. On October 15th we will close for a few weeks and empty the greenhouses and clean and rebuild the store to reopen for the Christmas market on November 16th. During the winter season, we are open Thursday to Sunday until December 17.
Har ni frågor eller synpunkter, kontakta oss gärna här!
AKTUELLT JUST NU
Det är full aktivitet på Tomatens Hus. Butiken fylls av nya produkter, ny entré håller på att byggas och humlorna jobbar på i växthuset. Öppningen närmar sig!
Vi vill också hälsa en gammal kollega välkommen tillbaka. Björn Wildmark, son till tidigare ägare Boel och Bengt, har börjat arbeta i köket hos oss. Han har många idéer om nya produkter och det kommer garanterat bli en spännande och smakrik säsong.
Lördagen den 1 april kl. 10:00 öppnar vi för säsongen 2023.
1 april - 15 oktober
tisdag - fredag 10.00 - 18.00
lördag- söndag 10.00 - 16.00
16 november - 17 december
torsdag- fredag 10.00 -17.00
lördag- söndag 10.00 - 16.00
Observera att Tomatens Hus alltid har stängt på måndagar.
It feels like yesterday but it has actually been a few years since we took over here after Boel and Bengt.
Tomatoes have been grown here since the mid-fifties. Then it was Kjell and Inga-Lisa who lived here. In 1990, Boel and Bengt took over the business. One kind of tomato, red, round, was grown and placed in five-kilo boxes, which were then sent to Mäster Grön in Helsingborg, where they were then auctioned off to the various vegetable wholesalers. The range was soon expanded with plum and cocktail tomatoes and other slightly colorful varieties.
2004 was a really shitty year, financially, for the tomato growers. All cultivation was successful, throughout Europe and North Africa and there were lots of tomatoes on the market. And prices plummeted. That was when Boel and Bengt decided to take fate into their own hands and give the world what they were waiting for - good tomatoes.
In 2005, the gates to Tomatens Hus, Café and Tomato Shop were opened. Those who did not want tomatoes could at least consider coming and having a cup of coffee. The trio also included Boel´s best friend, Anna, who had a recipe for a fantastic tomato pie.
In 2010 they had grown out of the tomato shop and needed a bigger one, Anna returned to her job as a flight attendant and Boel and Bengt built a new tomato shop on the other side of the road. They sold the café to Boel No. 2 with the surname Hultman. The range was expanded with spices, tomato plants and delicacies that went well with the tomatoes.
In 2011, the bakery was built and the couple's eldest son Morgan started working there. Now freshly baked bread could be offered to customers.
Three years later it was time for son number two, who was a chef, to come home. Then the kitchen was built and marmalades, ketchup and other goodies that can be made from ripe tomatoes began to be produced.
In December 2017, Boel and Bengt said goodbye to Tomatens Hus and we, the Andersson family and the Hjalmarsson family, took over.
In the spring of 2018, after a few months of preparation, we opened the doors in a completely new direction and everything was suddenly new to everyone involved. The Andersson family previously owned Gluggstorps Handelsträdgård and now this assortment also began to be sold in Tomatens hus farm shop. In order to increase sales of spices and plants, we also started growing this in Gluggstorp.
In 2020, we renovated the shop. The changes we made meant that it became more spacious and a better flow for customers.
In 2021, we got a tenant and a new neighbour. We rebuilt a barn and are now happy to have Hedda's Hus in our premises. In November and December, the first Christmas market was organized and the shop opened Thursday to Sunday for the sale of Christmas flowers and much more that we have during the summer, but with a Christmas-inspired theme. Most of the Christmas flowers we have produced ourselves in the greenhouses in Gluggstorp, which are otherwise quite empty at this time of year.
SEE AND DO IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Between Helsingborg and Landskrona is Vallåkra, a village full of creativity and creative joy. Take a walk along Råån, pay a visit to the area's potters, enjoy food and coffee at our taverns and cafés, botanize among exciting home furnishings, spices and vegetables. The many fine and exciting cultural heritage testifies to the area's ancient history. Vallåkra is really worth a detour. Welcome!
We are well aware that the land we usually use is a loan, and we must nurture and manage that loan in the very best way. Biodiversity, cycles and environmental thinking permeates the entire company.
WHAT DO WE DO
The entire cultivation in greenhouses has a recirculating water system to reduce leakage of nutrients from the cultivation.
Demand-controlled nutrition in relation to heat and light.
The compost is reused in our cultivations in the open.
The heating is done with wood pellets.
Edge zones around our fields are too pollinating insects.
We do not use any chemical pesticides.
Everything we sell is grown by ourselves or locally grown.
The kitchen takes care of food waste from cultivation and shop.
Collection of rainwater and drainage water for irrigation.