Growing Collective Plant Sale

Let the Growing Collective help you start your garden off right!

Farmshed’s 6th Annual Plant Sale

 

The Growing Collective, created in 2013, is a group of Stevens Point area gardeners who organize to take on the spring growing challenge together.  The group is made up of both first-time and experienced home gardeners, along with several community groups. They promote organic growing methods, collective leadership, group decision-making, collaborative learning, thoughtful planning, shared knowledge, and diversity among membership. This year the group is 40 members strong including volunteers of Tomorrow River Community Charter School, Portage County Farm to School, Giving Gardens of Portage County, and UWSP Students for Sustainability. Together we have already volunteered over 1,200 hours to bring this sale to the community!

In 2017 The Growing Collective sold over 5000 annual vegetable and herb starts grown from seed. Vegetable and herb types included:

  • Melons
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer and winter squash
  • Slicing, paste, cherry, grape and pear tomatoes
  • Hot and sweet peppers
  • Cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs: cilantro, parsley, sage, thyme, summer savory, fennel and more

See below for full list of varieties!

2018 Sale to Feature:

  • Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Garden Starts
  • Edible Flowers
  • Flowering Native plants from UW-Extension
  • Home Composter™ bins and kitchen pails from Recycling Connections
  • Fruit tree grafts by Rising Sand Organics
  • Tours of the Farmshed facility will be also be available by request! Community members are welcome to check out the progress Farmshed has made in the last six years of being at the current site, engage with staff and board members, and check out upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • EBT/FoodShare benefits will also be accepted at the sale for vegetable and herb plants. An EBT machine will be available at the plant check out.

2018 Varieties 
Please note that all varieties are available on a first come, first serve basis. 
*OG= grown from Organic seeds; (C)=Great for container gardens

BROCCOLI

Green King

Piracicaba(Non- Heading)

Raab

Smart Snack

 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Groninger

Hestia

Long Island Improved

Mighty

 

CABBAGE

All Seasons

Cabbage Babies

Earliana

Frigga Savoy

Golden Acre

Ruby Perfection

 

CAULIFLOWER

Graffiti

Purple of Sicily

Snowball X

Snow Crown

 

CELERY

Tango Celery

 

CUCUMBER – PICKLING

Little Leaf

 

 

CUCUMBER – SLICING

Marketmore 76

Miniature White

Silver Slicer

Straight 8

 

EGGPLANT

Black Beauty

Diamond

Little Fingers

Pingtung Long

Pure White

Rosa Bianca

Turkish Orange

 

GREENS – ASIAN

Baby Choi

Blues Chinese Cabbage

Joi Choi

Pechay Pak Choi

 

GREENS – CHARD

Bright Lights

Flamingo

Fordhook Giant

 

GREENS – KALE

Beedy’s Camden

Dinosaur – Lacinato

Dwarf Blue Curled Vates

Russian Frills Siberian

Rainbow Lacinato

 

GREENS – LETTUCE

Better Devil

Blushed Butter

Parris Island Romaine

 

GREENS – SPINACH

Bloomsdale Long Standing

 

HERB

Chamomile – German

Fennel – Florence

Lavender – Munstead

Lemon Balm

Oregano – Greek

Oregano – Greek OG

Rosemary

Sage – Common

Spearmint

Summer Savory

Sweet Marjoram

Tarragon – Russian

Thyme – Common

 

HERBS – BASIL

Basil – Dark Opal

Basil – Dark Purple Opal

Basil  – Genovese

Basil – Large Leaf

Basil – Lemon

Basil – Mammoth

Basil – Round Midnight

Basil – Thai

 

HERB – PARSLEY

Parsley – Double Curled

Parsley-Extra Curled Dwarf

Parsley – Gigante d’Italia

 

KOHLRABI

Early White Vienna

Gigante Kohlrabi

Purple Vienna

 

LEEKS

King Sieg

 

MELONS

Crenshaw

Dove Ananas

Golden Gopher – Muskmelon

Hales Best Jumbo – Cantaloupe

Honey Rock – Cantaloupe

Imperial 45 – Cantaloupe

 

MELON – WATERMELON

Congo

Crimson Sweet

Orange Tendersweet

Sugar Baby Bush

Sugar Baby

 

ONIONS

Countrywide – Purple

Granex – White

Walla Walla

 

PEPPERS – HOT

Anaheim

Chinese 5 Color

Early Jalapeno

Habanero

Hildalgo Serrano

Hot Lemon

Hungarian Hot Wax

Pepperoncini – Greek

Pepperoncini – Italiano

Pinata Blend

Poblano

Relleno’s Best

Tiburon Ancho/Poblano

 

PEPPERS – SWEET

Alpino Bullnose

Big Red

California Wonder

California Wonder

Carmen

Chocolate

Cubanelle Semi Sweet

Jimmy Nardello

King Of The North

Mega Marconi

Odessa Market

Purple Beauty

Red Mini Bell

Sweet Pimiento

Tangerine Pimiento

 

PUMPKIN

Big Max

First Prize

Jack O Lantern

Lady Godiva

New England Pie

Rouge Vif d’Étampes

 

SQUASH – SUMMER

Cocozelle Zucchini

Early Prolific Straightneck

Early Summer Crookneck

Fordhook Zucchini

Golden Zucchini

Sebring Zucchini

Sure Thing – Zucchini

Y Star Patty Pan

 

SQUASH – WINTER

Butterbush

Spaghetti

Waltham Butternut

Waltham Butternut

Zeppelin Delicata

 

TOMATILLO

Rio Grande Verde

Tomatillo Purple

 

TOMATO – CHERRY & PEAR

Black Cherry

Brads Atomic Grape

Fargo Yellow Pear

Lucia – Grape

Napa Chardonnay Cherry

Patio Choice Cherry

Principe Borghese – Cherry

Sun Gold Cherry

Super Sweet 100 Cherry

Yellow Pear

 

TOMATOES – PASTE

Amish

Bellstar

Heinz

Orange Banana

Roma

Roma

Speckled Roman

 

TOMATOES  – SLICING

Big Daddy

Black Krim

Black Krim

Black Vernissage

Brandywine – Pink

Brandywine – Pink

Brandywine – Red

Burpee’s Long-Keeper

Bushsteak

Cherokee Purple

Cherokee Purple

Cosmonaut Volkov

Delicious

Early Treat

Garden Peach

Goldie

Green Vernissage

Green Zebra

Old German

Orange Slice

Oregon Spring

Pineapple

Pink Pounder

Porterhouse

Summer Fresh

Supersteak

Tiffen Mennonite

 

 

FLOWERS – EDIBLE

Alyssum-Carpet of Snow

Alyssum – Gold Dust

Amaranth Love Lies Bleeding

Calendula

Marigold – French Dwarf

Nasturtium

Pansy – Brush Strokes

Strawberry Spinach

 

NATIVE PLANTS

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Lance-Leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

 

 

To get involved by becoming a volunteer, or to learn more, contact Central Rivers Farmshed by emailing volunteer@farmshed.org or calling 715.544.6154.

WHY SUPPORT FARMSHED

We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food

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