Yes, spring is indeed here! This Saturday March 21st: The 4th Annual SEEDY Saturday Seed and Plant Swap..plus fresh cut flowers, spring flower baskets, baby goats…and a whole lot more. Find us on 8th St at Main, 10am-2pm…rain or shine.
Produce coming from 3 farms….RJ Farms will have green onions, beets, kale (both green and purple), spinach,cauliflower, radishes, minors lettuce, potatoes, storage onions, purple broccoli, Swiss chard, cabbage…plus bags of their frozen blueberries!
Caldwell Family Farm are bringing lovely salad greens: mustards, mizuna, salad mix, arugula..plus their pickles and potatoes. Natures Wild Harvest will have foraged fiddlehead ferns and nettles, possibly watercress, chickweed and violets too…plus mushrooms and their dried mushrooms powder, syrups and jams.
Maggys Farm is back with plant starts (Caldwell Family Farm will have a good selection too) wooden garden signs and seeds. Kiyokawa Orchards is sending the very last of their apples and pears…so stock up!
The Seed and Plant Swap will be set up under two canopies this year. Bring seeds, plants, divisions, cuttings, rhizomes and tubers, spare tools, pots, flats..anything ‘gardeny’ to share with the community. Please make sure you label so everyone knows whats what. Nothing to bring? Take seeds and save some for next years swap. Master Gardeners will be encouraging and advising….leave your email on the clip board at the Swap booth if you are interested in learning how to save seeds, teaching how to save seeds…or helping organize a Oregon City Seed library! Have fun, leave some for others…and let’s hope it’s not too wet …like last year.
24 vendors, hot food, kids POP Club (kids get $2 to buy fresh produce or food plants)…. did we mention baby goats?? Great live music this week by Castletown..St Paddys Day may be over but the’ll have a blend of Irish reels, folk, blues and jazz for you. The Info Booth accepts Debit and SNAP cards for market tokens if you run out of cash and we STILL have $5 SNAP Match. So have a good time, meet some friendly faces, buy good healthy local foods…and spring forward into gardening! Questions about the Swap..call 503 734-0192