Since TOM’s Farm was established in 1959, we have always striven to produce the best locally grown produce and flowers being environmentally responsible. As a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Plant and Soil Science, TOM has been able to use that knowledge in choosing the best methods for growing and protecting our crops, our customers and the environment.
We have practiced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods for more than 25 years. The goal of IPM is not to eliminate all pests, but to prevent pest populations from reaching damaging levels.
All of these practices are more expensive and more labor intensive to maintain, but at TOM’s Farm Market we want to ensure we keep our primary objective – which is to raise the highest quality produce and flowers in the most environmentally friendly way for our customers, ourselves and our environment.