Hayrides, Great Food, Sustainably Grown Plants, And Free Workshops Offered At Crabtree Farms' Fall Plant Sale And Festival

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Free and open to the public, Crabtree Farms’ 11th annual Fall Plant Sale and Festival will once again offer gardeners the healthiest, sustainably-grown fruit, vegetable, flower, and herb plant starts for their fall garden. Guests can attend free gardening and lifestyle workshops, see the farm on a hayride tour, and enjoy bluegrass music provided by Mike Lester and Chris Conn. The sale will be on Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vendors at this year’s Plant Sale will be selling various wood crafts, jams and jellies, lip balms and body products, herb plants, homemade pies, local bratwurst, and more.         

Workshop Lineup:

10 a.m.: Edible Mushroom Hunting with Matt Shigekawa

10:30 a.m.: Farm Yoga for Kids with instructor Melanie Mayo

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

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

1 p.m.: "5-Minute Cheese" Demonstration with CeCe McDermott

1:30 p.m.: ‘Apples: from seed to table’ with Jane Mauldin

Crabtree Farms is at 1000 East 30th St., Chattanooga, TN 37407. Crabtree Farms’ Annual Fall Plant Sale and Festival encourages Chattanoogans to grow their own food, while increasing their self-sufficiency and access to fresh produce. Established in 1998, Crabtree Farms is a non-profit organization promoting the local food economy by producing vegetables and educating the public at its working urban farm.

A complete list of plants is available online. Visit http://crabtreefarms.org/events/fall-plant-sale for more information.



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