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Only 22 days until we open in Town Park at 9 am on May 10th! We have a great opening day planned. The highlights are a Mother’s Day Craft Fair and we’ll be joined by Chef Charles, formerly of Heartwood. I can’t wait to see what he does with our delicious local ingredients. Vendors will[…]
Finally! Lots of greens are on the Online Market. You can make grits and greens with just about any green. We’ve used kale, spinach and Oriental greens during our cooking demos at the Market.. Saute the greens in olive oil with a pinch of garlic powder, paprika and we often use “holy shitake seasoning” from[…]
We are thrilled to be able to offer seeds this year! Southern Exposure is known for their locally adapted seeds and promotion of regional heirlooms. In addition, all seeds are USDA Organically certified. Each packet is $2.50 and all proceeds benefit the Market. Jen and I picked our favorite varieties. We love spending hours pouring[…]
We talked about using the broad fork for bed preparation in our “Grow More Vegetable” classes. Here are some pictures I took last spring. Mid to late March is the time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside. The row cover is handy in case we get a cold snap. The large[…]
Companion planting was a topic we barely touched in our recent workshop. Here are 2 charts that might be helpful. .
Rotation was another topic we covered in our recent Pest, Disease and Fertility class. Rotation, moving plants to different areas in your garden each year or in successive plantings, can be helpful in reducing the build up of diseases and pests. It’s important to know which family each plant belong to because they often share[…]
Here’s a review of some of the information we just covered in our Pest, Disease and Fertility workshop Saturday February the 23rd. We discussed soil testing, understanding what the results mean and using the calculator to change the recommendations given in pounds per acre to whatever size your garden might be. There’s still time to[…]