Plants For Sale!
I snapped the above photo this morning, just after we pulled the plastic off our greenhouse - with warm temperatures and calm winds, it was the perfect day to take on the long-delayed task of replacing the cover on our greenhouse. Thankfully, we got the new plastic on late in the afternoon, just as the breeze was picking up, so we should be set for about another five years!
The reason I'm posting the photo here is because it shows a few of the many plants we're growing for sale to others this spring (these happen to be "Rose de Berne" heirloom tomato seedlings). We've got almost 20 varieties of tomatoes for sale, along with peppers, eggplant, winter squash, summer squash, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and broccoli.
The first chance to add some of these to your own garden is coming up this Saturday, March 19th, when we'll be selling at the Main Farmers' Market on Main St. in Ottawa, from 9am to 2pm. We'll be bringing as many plants as we can and will try to guess which will be most popular, but if you want to be sure to get exactly the varieties you want, check out our on-line store (just move your mouse over the "Order On-line..." menu item on the left side of your screen and click on "Organic Plants" to see all the details). By placing your order in advance, we'll know exactly which plants to bring and can even assemble your order in advance (though you'll always be free to select the plants that "speak to you" if that's your wish!).
Can't make it to the market on Saturday? If you live in the Pontiac and would like to come to the farm to pick up some plants, please get in touch. There's also the possibility of making deliveries into the Ottawa area in the next couple of weeks, too.
We're really looking forward to the market on Saturday, and with this beautiful weather, don't be surprised if the plants pictured above are much larger by then -- things are really jumping this time of year! Hope to see you there!
P.S. Our greenhouse beds will also be yielding a succulent supply of tender young greens (mesclun mixes and arugula) for Saturday's market, too!