Crabtree Farms Holds 11th Annual Fall Plant Sale And Festival

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crabtree Farms will host the eleventh annual Fall Plant Sale and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Crabtree Farms will once again offer vegetable, fruit, and herb gardeners a chance to purchase local, sustainably-grown plants for their home gardens, while attending free gardening workshops and enjoying live music and food and crafts from local vendors and artisans. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.  Parking is free.

Free Workshops available during the Fall Plant Sale & Festival:

10 a.m.: Edible Wild Mushrooms with Matt Shigekawa

11 a.m.: Cooking Locally in Winter with Chef Ann Keener of the Farmers’ Daughter

12 p.m.: Native Pollinators with Beekeeper, David Reed

“The Fall Plant Sale & Festival is fun for the whole family,” says Andrea Jaeger, programs coordinator at Crabtree Farms, “Not only will we have a wide variety of healthy plants starts that will please the gardener in your family, we will also have live bluegrass music, beautiful crafts from local vendors, activities for kids, and tasty food options available.” 

Crabtree Farms’ greenhouse manager, Mike Barron, grows and propagates plants with help from community volunteers, using sustainable methods. Specific plant varieties are also tested on the urban farm.  This ensures that Crabtree Farms’ plants are uniquely suited for growing in the Chattanooga region, officials said.

Vegetables for sale include:  “Gonzales” Cabbage, “White Russian” Kale and “Python” Spinach

Herbs for sale include: “Common” Aloe, Penny Royal and “Purple” Sage

Fruits for sale include: “Variety Rabbiteye” Blueberry, “Fall Gold” Raspberry and Elderberry

Perennial flowers for sale include: “Native” Cardinal Flower, “Native” Columbine and Joe Pye Weed

For a complete list of plants available from Crabtree Farms, and directions to the farm, visit http://www.crabtreefarms.org

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