Friday Aug 20 2010 comments Dave Faoro's tomato garden By: Photos by Ken Benedict, Special to the Loomis News -A +A Dave Faoro starts seeds in a cold frame. Dave Faoro's sunflowers, grown for birds to feed on, tower above is garden. Dave Faoro also grows Italian squash. Eggplant is one of the vegetables grown by Dave Faoro. Cherry tomatoes are small but packed with flavor. Mexican sunflowers are among the plants Dave Faoro has planted in his garden. Rosie, a barred rock chicken, likes to eat tomatoes. Flo and Dave Faoro share their garden's bounty with family, friends and neighbors, and co-workers. Dave Faoro describes his tomato-growing technique at his five-acre farm on Rock Spring Road, on the outskirts of Loomis. ?I could talk about tomatoes all day,? Faoro said. Dave Faoro cradles a ?secret? variety of tomato he plans to enter in the Aug. 22 High Hand Tomato Gathering contest. He grows 39 different varieties of tomatoes.