CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE!
PLANTS ARE $5 EACH. BUY 8 PLANTS, GET ONE FREE! This price includes the sales tax. Yes, seedling are taxable in CT.
Also, bring in 30 recycled plastic pots and get ONE PLANT FREE.
POTS MUST BE: small 3", 4", or 5" SQUARE POTS in decent condition. No oversized honkers please. I will also take back 3", 4", or 5" round pots, but they don't count towards a free plant. Sorry, but roundies make greenhouse life harder. UPDATE: I WILL take back flimsy 4 and 6 pack plastic planters. But they must be gently used, clean-ish and nicely stacked. PLEASE don't ease your trash guilt by bringing me torn or crumpled ones that I can't re-use next year and will have to throw away. These also don't count towards a free plant, but in the spirit of recycling I will re-use them!
Some thoughts on pricing:
Yes, it sometimes feels as if organic costs more. But the reality is, non-organic foods and plants actually cost us all more in the long run, in poisoned air, water, soils, plants and bodies. Environmental and social externalities (a side effect or consequence of an industrial or commercial activity that affects other parties without this being reflected in the cost of the goods or services involved) may be hard to factor in, but it doesn't make them any less real. When I might cringe at the slightly higher cost of organic at the cash-register, I think to myself: "If not me, who? If not now, when?". High quality seeds, potting soil and making efforts to limit waste takes additional time, effort and money. But you are worth it, the plants are worth it, our friends and family and communities are worth it, Mother Earth is worth it.
Perhaps you are like me, with a high deductible "health insurance plan"? Perhaps like me, you have to pay $4000 (or more!) out of pocket, on top of monthly premiums, before your "health insurance" kicks in? Americans pay 25% more for health care than any other country. Overall, Americans also pay less for their food than anytime in history, and less for their food than almost any other country in the world. Perhaps we all would be better off paying more for high quality food and less for "sick care"?!?
This year as we run out of recycled pots, we are trying out coconut coir pots which are a by-product and are compostable. I welcome your feedback on how they worked out for you.
Saturday June 1, Walk in the Woods in Winsted CT, plant sale and talk.
LOCATION: Whiting Mills, 100 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT 06098, suite 310
TIME: 11 am -12 pm FREE talk "Grow Your Own Apothecary" followed by plant sale from 12pm - 4pm.
Thursday May 30, May Meeting of Bionutrient Food Association "Herbs for Medicine and Pollinators", followed by mini-plant sale kick-off.
LOCATION: BFA garden at the George Hall Farm, 180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury CT 06070
Sunday June 2, Twin Star Herbal Education plant sale and talk.
LOCATION: 57 Bank Street, New Milford CT
TIME: 10 am -11 am FREE talk "Grow Your Own Apothecary" followed by plant sale from 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday June 6, MarWin Farm Airstream (farmstand)
LOCATION: 870 Town Hill Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057 (for "local yokals" that is 219, just off of 202 heading from Torrington)
TIME: 3 pm- 6pm. This is an outside venue- light drizzle we ARE ON, but extreme weather or thunderstorm will cancel. Farmer Kenny said he can always set up tents, so we should be good!
The Nitty Gritty....
- You are strongly encouraged to bring a cardboard box or flat to travel home with your new friends. Pleasant Valley Botanicals is pro-recycling, and you will see a hodgepodge of plant containers since we are pro-recycling!
- The above plant list is for informational purposes only, and not a guarantee of the availability of any specific plant. There are also a few friends that are not yet ready to come out of the greenhouse. Sign up for the mailing list if you might be interested in an end of summer perennial plant sale.
- Any previous Pleasant Valley Botanicals CSA member receives one free seedling (your choice) just for stopping by- no purchase necessary.
- All our plants are grown with love and our seeds are from sources that have taken the safe-seed pledge or are otherwise reliable (*). However, if harvesting for culinary or medicinal purposes it is still YOUR responsibility to ensure proper identification as other adventurous seeds and weed seeds CAN and DO make their way into potting soil, neighboring seedling flats and pots, and garden beds (**). Any information presented here or during the sale is not intended to diagnosis, prevent, cure or treat any medical condition nor make any medical claims about the safety or efficacy of herbs.
- For more information or questions, you can email thru the contacts page or ask to be put on Pleasant Valley Botanicals' email list.
** For example, it is beyond me why an Echinacea seedling popped up in the Milkweed tray. If something similar were to happen once they are in your garden, you need to be able to identify the plants 110% before consuming in any way.
As a farmer I can not diagnosis nor treat any medical condition. Any written, verbal or website statements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any medical condition and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All information provided by this website, Farmer Melody or Pleasant Valley Botanicals is for educational purposes only, and not intended to make any medical claims on safety or efficacy. Information presented is based on traditional uses of herbs, published materials or personal experience. Especially if you have a significant medical condition, are taking prescription medications, or are pregnant or nursing, I recommend that you speak with your health care provider and/or trained herbalist. As with all foods or herbs, if you are trying something new for the first time start with a low dose; if you experience any unusual symptoms, stop using that herb. Use common sense. Take the time to learn about herbs from reliable sources- I have included several recommendations on my resources page. If you are harvesting for culinary or medicinal purposes it is still YOUR responsibility to ensure proper identification as other adventurous seeds and weed seeds CAN and DO make their way into potting soil, neighboring seedling flats and pots, and garden beds.