Home gardeners, the Food Love Farm annual plant sale has officially begun! Starting today, we have opened an easy to use on-line store where you can shop at home for the starts you need for your backyard garden.
If your budget is too tight to buy plant starts – we can help! Thanks to the generosity of the Nevada County Department of Social Services and the The Lee & Dunn Group at Baird, Jon Lee & Janice Dunn, we can provide starts regardless of ability to pay, as long as supplies last. Contact Farmer Emily to find out how more.
Here’s how easy it is to shop for your plant starts!
- Go to our on-line store and begin browsing over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers to choose from, all certified organic.
- Choose your favorites, then use our secure payment system to purchase your plants.
- Your plants can be picked up at the farm on Saturday, April 25, May 2 or May 9th between 9 – 11am. Your order must be completed by Friday at noon, the day prior, for Saturday pick up.
The Food Love Farm will have thousands of starts for sale, but don’t forget that many of our local farmers and BriarPatch Food Co-op are currently selling starts as well. Check out the Sierra Harvest Food, Farm & Garden Resources page for more details.
What Impact has COVID-19had on the Food Love Farm?
We are grateful for our dedicated staff at the Food Love Farm, who have used their flexibility, creativity, and vision to best serve our community during this time. Typically, the Food Love Farm has hundreds of school children coming out this time of year to participate in spring planting and other fun farm to school educational activities, and we miss the excitement and wonder of those field trips! But without school groups to manage this spring, our farm staff has shifted more energy into food production for our community and special infrastructure projects that will make education at the farm better than ever. We will keep you posted on Food Love Farm updates, such as “pop up” farm stands, modified community u-picks, summer camp status and new educational features at the farm as we move into the summer season.
Do you miss visiting the farm and our farm educators? Watch Farmer Bri give you a sneak peek at what’s happening at Food Love Farm this week!