Cynthia Sandberg, heirloom tomato queen and agri-artist, is the entrepreneuse of Love Apple Farm. You knew that. But what you didn’t know is that Love Apple has been chosen by David Kinch to be the exclusive kitchen garden for his two-Michelin starred Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos. Surely this comes under the “oh my god” heading. Check the Manresa web video to see more about this delicious partnership. Sandberg has her hands full as well as dirty, but she’s still forging ahead with tomato seed sowing classes —Jan 27, Feb 4 and Feb 11, from noon to 3pm. Choose a date, classes are $40 per person, and learn how to prepare soil, germinate and care for heirloom tomato seedlings. You’ll even take home a sown flat of your choice of up to 48 different varieties of tomatoes. Log on to for details.