Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Availability for the week of May 1st, 2012
The Independence Farmers Market is in full swing and the Polk County Bounty Market is opening this week! Come see us Thursday from 2 to 6 at the Courthouse in Dallas to celebrate the kickoff of the market season!

We have a very nice selection of plant starts for your garden that hare hardened off and ready to plant outside. Most will have no problem with a late frost should we have one and we always let you know which plants would be a gamble if the weather turns cold again.

Produce is slowly coming available. The crazy spring weather put us behind where we were hoping to be but we have a few things available. Shop early for the best selection as many things sell out fast. If there is something that you know you want or need we are happy to set aside special orders for pickup at the markets, just let us know what you need ahead of time and we’ll let you know if we can supply it. We have lots of fabulous eggs- this year we have more hens who are working hard to produce those wonderful farm-fresh eggs that put supermarket eggs to shame.

Handmade Ceramic Hummingbird Feeders
Available in a variety of colors, these are as durable as they are beautiful since there are no plastic parts to break or wear out and they’re dishwasher safe. No two are alike and they each come with a tag that explains how they’re made and has a recipe for making your own hummingbird nectar. Ranging in price from $20 to $30, these make wonderful gifts!

Ceramic Garden Markers

These markers are both fun and functional. They are glazed ceramic that can be left outside all year long without worry. Two styles are available: Diamond marker stakes for labeling your vegetables and herbs, and larger, Leaf or Chicken stakes that have various garden-related sayings on them. Special requests for sayings or plants can usually be accommodated with a two-week production time.
Diamond Marker Stakes are $2.00 each.
Leaf and/or Chicken Stakes are $3.50 each.

(This is a partial list to give you an idea of what we have, there are always surprises and things I bring on impulse so if you don’t see something that you want please ask as it may well be in the greenhouse or coming very soon!)
Beautiful lettuce in 6-packs (several varieties).
Swiss Chard
Artichokes (Imperial Star- produces its first year!)
Cabbage- red and green
Tomatoes- more than 12 varieties which include the extremely popular Sungold, Chocolate Cherry, Tumbling Tom and several cold-tolerant varieties in addition to tried and true favorites such as Early Girl and Better Boy.
Good variety ready including Rosemary, Chives, Mint, Parsley (Curled and Italian), Lavender, and Basil
Raspberries: We have big, beautiful everbearing raspberry plants in gallon contianers for just $3.50 each. These are prolific and tasty and will fruit in both summer and fall. Mention you saw this post and we'll give you a 6th plant FREE when you buy 5.
Lots of wonderful perennials to make a border that will stop traffic! Some new selections we have for this year are a stunning variegated Columbine called “Leprechaun” and a dwarf Lupine. The forget-me-nots are starting to bloom and are so sweet when planted with daffodils and tulips.  

WE HAVE EGGS! Lots of beautiful fresh eggs from happy hens.
Rhubarb is in season- one of my favorite spring treats!
Leeks: just a few so get them before they’re gone!
Cut Herbs: Rosemary, Cilantro, Chives
Oyster Mushrooms!!! New! Fresh mushrooms, very limited supply as they are a new crop but we’re very excited about them.
Cutflowers: arranged in a vase that’s included with the bouquet, they’re ready to make someone’s day! The lilacs are blooming so our arrangements are as fragrant as can be right now!