J&L Gardens - Heirloom Tomatoes and Rare Vegetables

Welcome to J&L Gardens, an independent breeding and research farm for tomatoes and other vegetables. From the revolutionary Ambrosia and Bosque lines of tomatoes to our latest artisan crosses with wild species we strive to bring the most flavorful and productive varieties to the market and to your garden.  This season we have added unusual tomatoes from around the world, unique peppers, corns, and new crosses of old favorites you will enjoy growing and sharing. Please note: Purchasers, companies and individuals who receive these seeds, agree their genetics cannot be used to produce a patent outcome.                                           

A garden and home-grown fruit and vegetables are a joy in good times and a necessity in hard times. 

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                             Our Story

J&L is home to over 1000 varieties of  tomatoes and rare vegetables from our rich heritage of heirloom and open pollinated types.
For 35 years we have farmed in the fertile upper Rio Grande river valley near Espanola, New Mexico. In addition to tomatoes, we take melons and cucumbers, apples and other fruits , along with specialty potatoes and garlic to farmer's markets in Santa Fe and Los Alamos and provide produce to local restaurants. 

All our garden vegetables and fruit are raised using traditional, natural methods. We are opposed to GMO.  We have taken the Safe Seeds Pledge and believe that sustainable farming and respecting and restoring the natural world is the only path forward.      

To see how our farm and business is changing, take a look at the website for our non-profit seed bank: www.jandlgardens.net    J & L Heritage


No Patents on Seed

We support free access to crop diversity and support the rights of indigenous communities and all farmers to benefit fairly from the crops and associated knowledge they developed. Seeds obtained from J&L Gardens are not to be used for commercial breeding purposes with a patent outcome unless there are written agreements with the originators of the seeds.

Experimental Trials~2015-2017 


 Northwest Frame of Mind 

Water Conservation

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