Growing Collective Plant Sale

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

Central Rivers Farmshed’s 5th Annual Plant Sale & Open House

Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27, 2017

Thursday & Friday 3-7 PM
Saturday 9AM-1 PM

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!

The Growing Collective will be selling over 5000 annual vegetable and herb starts grown from seed. This year we’re offering organic, container, heirloom varieties, as well as other local favorites. Vegetable and herb types include:

  • 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!

This year the plant sale will also feature:

  • Native plants from UW-Extension
  • Home Composter™ bins and kitchen pails from Recycling Connections
  • Fruit tree grafts by Field Notes Farm.
  • Membership Drive and Tours of the Farmshed facility will be also be available! 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.
  • Chef C’s Munchie Mobile will be on site Thursday evening and Saturday morning, so come with an appetite!

2017 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
Solstice OG
Tendergreen Broccoli

BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Diablo
Groninger
Hestia

CABBAGE & KOHLRABI
Cabbage Babies
Gigante Kohlrabi
Golden Acre Cabbage 3-5#
Mammoth Red Rock Cabbage

CABBAGE -ASIAN
Blues Chinese Cabbage
Frigga Savoy Cabbage
Joi Choi

CAULIFLOWER
Graffiti Cauliflower – Purple
Snow Crown Cauliflower

CELERY
Tango Celery OG

CHARD
Bright Lights Chard
Golden OG

CUCUMBER
Little Leaf H-19 Pickling Cucumber OG
Marketmore OG
Miniture White (C)
Silver Slicer OG

EGGPLANT
Diamond Purple OG
Fairy Tales
Little Fingers (C)
Pingtung Long
Pure White
Rosa Bianca OG
Turksih Orange (C)

HERBS
Basil – Dark Purple Opal (C)
Basil – Genovese
Basil – Mammoth
Basil – Round Midnight
Basil – Thai (C)
Fennel – Perfection OG
Lemon Balm
Parsley – Double Curled
Parsley – Gigante D’italia
Sage – Broadleaf,
Summer Savory
Sweet Marjoram
Thyme – German

KALE
Beedy’s Camden OG
Dinosour OG
Russian Frills Siberian Kale OG

LEEKS AND ONIONS
Clear Dawn OG
King Sieg Leek OG
New York Early(yellow) OG
Red Wethersfield
Walla Walla Sweet Spanish Onion

LETTUCE
Better Devil OG
Blushed Butter Cos OG
Buttercrunch Bibb Lettuce
Majestic Red Lettuce (romaine Type)
Parris Island Romaine Lettuce (seed From Jungs)

MELONS
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon OG
Dove Ananes Type Muskmelon
Golden Gopher Muskmelon OG
Sugar Baby Watermelon OG

PEPPERS – HOT
Anaheim
Beaver Dam
Bulgarian Carrot Chile
Chinese 5 Color Pepper (C)
Early Jalapeno
Hildalgo Serrano OG
Hungarian Hot Wax
Poblano
Tiburon Ancho/Poblano

PEPPERS – SWEET
Alpino Bullnose (C)
Carmen OG
Chocolate OG
Cubanelle
Jimmy Nardello
King Of The North OG
Mega Marconi
Odessa Market
Peacework Red Bell OG
Pepperoncini
Purple Beauty OG
Red Mini Bell (C)
Sweet Pimiento OG
Tangerine Pimento OG

PUMPKIN
Connecticut Field
Lumina
New England Pie OG
Winter Luxury Pumpkin OG

SQUASH – SUMMER
Cocozelle Zucchini OG
Early Summer Yellow Crookneck OG
Lemon Yellow Summer Squash OG
Sebring OG
Y Star Patty Pan Summer Squash OG

SQUASH – WINTER
Burgess Buttercup 3-4#
Spaghetti 4#
Sweet Dumpling
Waltham Butternut OG 4-5#
Zeppelin Delicata OG 1#

TOMATILLO
Rio Grande Verde
Tomatillo Purple

TOMATOES – CHERRY AND PEAR
Black Cherry OG
Brads Atomic Grape
Fargo Yellow Pear OG
Lucia
Minibel
Napa Chardonnay Blush (C)
Principe Burghese
Sun Gold Cherry Tomato

TOMATOES – PASTE
Amish OG
Bellstar OG
Heinz OG
Opalka OG
Orange Banana OG
Pasta Paste
San Diego tomato
Speckled Roman OG

TOMATOES – SLICING
Black Krim OG
Cherokee Purple OG
Cosmonaut Volkov OG
Garden Peach OG
Goldie OG
Green Zebra OG
Marglobe
Oregon Spring OG
Pineapple OG
Pink Brandywine OG
Tiffen Mennonite OG

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

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership supports our community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
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