It’s that time of year….for our fun Swap event and the kick off to planting! How the event works: Bring left-over seeds, seeds you saved, plant divisions, tubers, cuttings, also unwanted pots, stakes, tools, flats….anything ‘gardeny’ that might help others to grow a garden this spring. Swap for something you do want. Don’t have anything to share? Come anyway, take seeds and take pleasure in growing this season. We’ll have handouts on planting and catalogs to share from the companies who have sent us donated seeds, please support them! Adaptive Seeds, Fruition Seeds, Baker Creek Seeds, High Mowing Seeds, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange have all been generous. The OSU Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and kids get to plant peas to take home.
In addition to the Swap, Maggys Farm will have early spring plants ( Strawberries, Rhubarb, over-wintered herbs, thornless blackberries, chestnut and plum seedlings) and Karel Beijer (the Mason Bee Guy!) will have his beautifully-crafted mason bee houses and live bees for sale. These small native bees are responsible for most of our pollination and do not sting!
33 Vendors this weekend. New is Spear and Arrow (infused butters!), back is 2 Towns Cider Co., Spindles and Fiber, out is Ole World Oils (back next market) and it’s the last market of the season for Pitkin Winterrowd Farms. Hot food, live music and of course…we’ll be open rain or shine!:)