March Edible Plant Sale
Come out for the best selection of edible plants perfect for putting in the ground in March.
Mar 12, 2016
from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
|Where||Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands -- see body for address and parking info|
|Contact Name||Amanda Sallay|
|Contact Phone||(206) 633-0451 ext. 119|
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Get ready for spring gardening!
Come out to this festive spring gardener gathering and find a huge selection of edible plant starts perfect for spring planting on Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and admission is free! This event is generously sponsored by PCC Natural Markets.
Thanks to the rain, it's muddy -- be sure to wear boots!
Choose from a wide selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown veggies, herbs, edible flowers, fruit shrubs, fruit trees, seeds, supplies and knowledge galore -- perfect for planting in March. You will find:
Easy-to-grow plants for beginners such as lettuce, greens and peas.
Favorites such as collards, kale, Swiss chard, asparagus and strawberries.
Exotic, rare and heirloom plants that will excite more experienced gardeners including asparagus, horseradish, artichokes, onions, and broccoli.
Irresistible highlights for foodies include edible flowers, bulbing fennel, Romanesco broccoli and culinary herbs.
Fruiting shrubs and fruit bearing trees available from Burnt Ridge Nursery.
- Pollinator plants to support ecosystem and agriculture health
Early Bird Sale: Friday, March 11
For people who want to shop early with limited crowds, come to the Early Bird Sale on Friday, March 11, from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 as a special fundraiser to benefit Seattle Tilth's educational programs. People who volunteer for this event get in for free.
See what plants we are selling so you can plan your shopping list. Most veggies are $3, herbs and flowers $4; specialty veggies and lavender $5; tree and shrub prices vary.
Participating is fun! Volunteers will be invited to the Early Bird Sale for early shopping on March 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Help sell plants, help shoppers, load compost, checkout, and much more.
Vendors and Schedule of Activities
See what great vendors will be present at this sale, and cool talks to see throughout the day: vendors & schedule of activities.
Take a look at some ideas to help you have a great time at the sale. Read our Hot Tips for Happy Shopping. At the sale we will accept cash, checks with ID, Visa, Mastercard and EBT/SNAP/food stamps.
Location, Directions & Parking
The sale is at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, but there is NO PARKING at the farm, unless you need handicap access.
PARKING is at Beer Sheva Park (8650 55th Ave S) or
at Rainier Beach High School (8815 S Seward Park Ave) -- walk in through Beer Sheva Park (about .5 miles). Thanks to the rain, it's muddy -- be sure to wear boots!
HANDICAP ACCESS -- drive into the farm (5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle).LOADING ZONE -- drive into the farm after you shop for easy loading! (5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle)
Two Plant Sales
Our March Edible Plant Sale specializes in early spring plants perfect for putting in the ground in March. Be sure to also attend our May Edible Plant Sale on April 30-May 1 - it's the largest in the region and features an astounding variety of summer crops. Thank you!
Help Spread the Word
Help us make the event a success -- invite your friends on Facebook and hang the event poster at your favorite local hangout. If you want to be a member of our Street Team and help distribute postcards and posters in your neighborhood, we'd love your help -- please sign up for that role as a volunteer.
Contact us to find out about sponsor opportunities with Seattle Tilth (206) 633-0451 ext. 119.