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Come visit Phipp's annual May Market and stock up on all your plants for the season: perennials; herbs; vegetable; flowers and more.
Recall the adds for buying from local business people. Here is your chance to do it all in one stop. Phipp's even has valet parking to make your shopping more pleasurable.
Goose Creek will be there, Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11, with 25+ types of our potted herbs.
"Season your summer with our fresh herbs!"
Phipps Conservatory is hosting their annual May Market, tomorrow, Friday May 11, and Saturday May 12.
Goose Creek Gardens is pleased to tell you we will be there for our seond year, selling our potted herb plants. We have over twenty varieties to choose from.
Come out enjoy the stunning weather we are to have and support the local farmers and garden clubs that have amazing plants that you just cannot find in local nurseries.
Phipps Conservatory has valet parking for this event.
"Season Your Summer with our Freh Herbs"
We have basil, basil, basil
Regular basil - package sizes for small amount as well as pesto batches
Amethyst/purple basil; Lemon basil; Lime basil; Thai basil and Cinnamon basil (best flavor of all basils when dry)
Lemongrass; Lemon thyme; Flat parsley; Chives; Garlic Chives; French Tarragon; Sweet marjoram; Cilantro; dill; Chocolate mint; Peppermint; Spearmint; Purslane and Catnip fresh or dried for your Kitties.
Our bess have been doing great this year - so we have honey on our table.
Katie's fresh flower bouquets.
Greens have been really tough this summer - salads, arugula and kale will return in Spetember as the temps drop.
We do have plenty of Bright Lights Swiss Chard and French Sorrel.
We can be found at the follwoing markets
Saturday: Farmers @ Firehouse, 2216 Penn Ave 9-1 (FACEBOOK Farmers @ Firehouse)
Wednesday: Mt Lebanon Lions Club Farmers Mrket 4-7 (FACEBOOK Mt Lebanon Farmers Market)
Thursday: Upper St Clair Farmers MArket 4-7 (FACEBOOK Upper St Clair Farmers Market)
Need an idea for a get together with friends: Why not have a party that everyone brings a dish that was made from ingredients from your local farmers markets. Give it a try and enjoy the Taset of Local Summer!
Don't despair! Penn's Corner Farm Alliance, which we are founding members, has a created a Farm Stand, which allows you to order off a list similiar to what we offer the high end restaurants in Pittsburgh vicinity.
PCFA, currently offers two drop points, Mt Lebanon and Squirrel Hill. Both run once a month all year long.
The Mt Lebanon first order pick-up of the year is next Monday, January 10. Orders need to be placed by this Wednesday, January 5.
Check out Penn's Corner Farm Alliance to get amazing fresh food all winter long.
No Farms No Food
It's pretty simple: if we don't have farms, we're not going to have food. All of us count on America's farms and ranches to provide fresh, healthy and local food—but our farms and ranches are rapidly disappearing.
Did you know that we don’t produce enough fresh fruits and vegetables for everyone to eat a balanced and nutritious diet? In fact, it is estimated that we need another 13 million acres of farmland growing fruits and vegetables in this country just for Americans to meet the minimum daily requirement of fruits and vegetables set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (direct quote from American Farmland Trust Website)
Don't know what to give that favorite person as a gift?
I would much rather have my neighbor growing my fruit thanhaving be shipped from another country
Make a donation in their name to the American Farmland Trust.
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What a great thing for Earth Week
WQED is aring Food, Inc on Sunday, April 25, at 7:00 PM.
This is a don't miss film!
Approproriate for all ages.
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Spinach; Arugula; Broccoli Raab (young tender leaves); Red Russian Kale and Red radishes have arrived.
We still have Swiss Chard; Braising mix; Salad greens; French Sorrel; Sweet Bell peppers and a few gold and red beets. As well as many herbs
We will only be at Mt Lebanon Market, today, September 30 and Farmers@ Firehouse in the Strip District, Saturday, October 3 this week.
We will not be attending the Mall at Robinson - we will return there next week.
This week Goose Creek Gardens will have lots of good things at our markets for you.
Basil - Basil - Basil!!!
Regular basil - larger quantitiy for pesto or other great dishes
Lemon Basil - amazing in all dishes - try it in your mojito instead of mint!
Thai Basil and cinnamon basil - basil's that are spicier and more attitude.
Dillweed - for your fish, salads and cucumbers.
In additon, we have, Lemongrass, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, spearmint (mint), peppermint, chocolate mint, and Greek Oregano.
We have our first flow of honey from our own hives - available in 1 lb jars.
We have expanded our products and we also now have: zucchini, crookneck squash, and zephyr squash which is the favorite of the rest of the nation; sweet green peppers, 6 types of eggplant. A limited amount of squash blossoms - last week for this.
We also have fresh free range eggs - hormone free and antibiotic free from an Amish farm in Mercer County. These eggs are also sold at East End Food Coop.
On the down side we do not have any fresh greens at this time - the weather has been strange - the greens will be back in about two weeks.
We are starting our fall plantings of greens so look forward to an abundance of great greens - lettuce - to arugula - to mustard greens.
We look forward to seeing you at Mt. Lebanon today, Wednesday; Robinson Mall, Tomorrow, Thursday; or Farmers @ Firehouse on Saturday morning.
We will be there for you rain - or shine.
Margie & Mark