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Family Heritage and Heirloom Tomatoes

I thought I would say a very quick hello and share a tidbit about who I am - the face behind the tomatoes! My name is Lisa Troutner and I am the organic gardener, artist, photographer and founder of Carmel Bella Farm. I am a passionate farmer specializing in sustainably producing the most beautiful varieties of rare heirloom tomatoes imaginable, but grow a vast array of other colorful crops as well. I am deeply in love with nature and what it provides for our mind, body and soul and with that, have found a love in creating intricate mosaic like artwork- using the pallet of rainbow colored produce that is grown in our gardens.

Fun fact: My grandmother was born in Croatia where her and her family farmed heirloom tomatoes, lavender, grapes, olives and more. She moved to the US as a young woman and I grew up wandering through her tomato gardens on the coast of California and marveling over her gorgeous, handmade, stained glass art that graced nearly every window of her home. Her kindness was contagious and she was an amazing gardener, a gift