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Hot Tips for Shopping at the May Edible Plant Sale

Take a look at some helpful information for maximizing your enjoyment at the sale.

  • Bring Carriers.
    Wagons, boxes, plant flats and friends are all helpful ways to help you carry your plants. We will also be selling plastic plant trays or "flats" at the "Buy a Flat" station near the entry for $1.

  • Pick-up a Wristband in the Morning.
    A staggered entry system will allow the maximum number of people to enter the sale and keep the entrance flowing smoothly during the busiest times. Beginning at 8 a.m., you can get an appointed time of entry when you pick up a color-coded wristband in the lower field west of the sale entrance in Meridian Park. This will allow you to enjoy the activities in the lower field outside of the sale without needing to wait in line. Busiest times are usually Saturday 9 a.m. until noon and Sunday 9 until 10 a.m. Hot tip: Saturday afternoon and Sunday mid-day and later tend to have no lines and plenty of selection! Sleep in, then come get your plants.

  • Chow Down & Enjoy Activities in the Lower Field.
    Tasty food will be provided by Patty Pan Grill and Mighty-O Doughnuts in the lower field along with other vendors of local goods.  Vendors will be selling tools, tees, fruit shrubs, fruit trees, and more. Enjoy music, gardening presentations and activities for kids and families. Pick up wristbands, Garden to Go plant trays, Seattle Youth Garden Works tomatoes and a map of the sale.

  • Travel Smart.
    GET DIRECTIONS. Carpool, take a bus (#44 or #16), or use other alternative transportation.  You can park in the neighborhood around Meridian Park, but it tends to be busy. North of N. 50th St. tends to be less crowded.

  • Leave the Pooches Home.
    Because of the high volume of people at the event, dogs are not allowed in the sale.

  • Learn More.
    Look for plant info on signs, or ask a plant seller. If you have any questions, ask the garden educators at the Seattle Tilth booth.

  • Stock Up.
    Buy a copy of our new book Your Farm in the City or the Maritime NW Garden Guide, seeds, supplies at the Seattle Tilth booth. Cedar Grove compost and potting soil will be available for $6/bag - you can pay at check-out and pick-up your order at the loading zone in the parking lot of the Good Shepherd Center on Sunnyside Ave. N. just south of N. 50th St.

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