Herbs & Veggies


Fresh Food!  No food tastes better than food made with ingredients you grew.  We have had just the best time growing (no pun) our herb and veggie program over the last few years.  We have been adding new flavors to our list are organically grown herbs and vegetables every year. All of our herbs and veggies are grown in a coconut husk pot, in organic soil and fed with organic fertilizers.  The coco pot is environmentally friendly and can be planted right into your garden; roots grow right through it!  The most important thing is all of our herbs and vegetables are grown chemical and pesticide free, ensuring a safe crop yield for the whole family. Trust Van Wilgen grown herbs and vegetables for quality plants that are grown locally and organically.  We think it is so important that kids know where food comes from.


Our complete line of Herbs and Veggies are predominantly available during the spring months.  We strive to have seedlings ready to go in the garden as soon as weather permits.  The first weeks of May we will begin to have tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and other cold sensitive crops available.  However, we suggest you let us watch over the seedlings until after May 15th.  During the rest of the year we will have select herbs and veggies available.

For a complete list of all our herbs and veggies that are Van Wilgen Grown click the button to the right.Click web


Darlene Pastet, Greenhouse Manager, Darlene@vanwilgens.com• 203-488-2110 x 105 • CANP Certified


San Marzano Tomato

The tomato of choice for those that take their pasta sauce seriously.

Sungold Tomato

Sweet-tart flavor, Beautiful golden-orange fruit in large clusters.


A must have for Mexican and Asian cuisine.

Black Beauty Eggplant

Heirloom. Jet Black, smooth skinned fruits.

English Time

A traditional variety of this commonly used culinary herb.

Sugar Bush Watermelon

A remarkable space saving watermelon fruits on compact vines. The bright red flesh is juicy, crisp and deliciously sugar sweet.

BBQ Rosemary

The flavor and aroma of this variety make it perfect for….you guessed it, BBQ!

Yellow Pear Tomato

Billy’s favorite!

Lemon Grass

Great for Fish, poultry and soups. Terrific for Thai cuisine.

Sweet 100 Cherry

Bears 100 or more small, sweet red tomatoes in clusters on long branches.

Large Leaf Basil

Sweeter than other varieties, Used in sauces, salads, and Italian dishes.

Howden Pumpkin

The best for carving your Halloween pumpkin! Developed locally in Massachusetts .

Beef Master

Deep red tomatoes that come i at a whopping 2 pounds. Excellent for sandwiches.

Italian Parsley

For the best culinary flavor!

Golden Wonder Pepper

The standard in bell peppers!

Darlene Pastet, Greenhouse Manager, Darlene@vanwilgens.com• 203-488-2110 x 105 • CANP Certified

I have been interested in plants since as far back as I can remember. I was lucky enough to find my way to Van Wilgen’s in 2008 and it quickly became my second home and family.

I love my job; I love that I can help each and every customer find their gardening style. Whether it’s outside the home or inside, myself or another member of the greenhouse crew will be happy to help you find the perfect plant or plants to put a smile on your face and a love for plants in your heart. Our repeat customers comeback year after year because we put our heart and soul into every customers needs and concerns.

Jerry Grava, Greenhouse and Annuals