PLEASE NOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF SELECTING THE CORRECT DATE FOR YOU ORDER!
- If you are a CSA member and have made special arrangements with me (you know who you are) then please pick Thursday May 28 as your order cycle.
- If you are coming to the Simsbury sale at Shepherd of the Hills in Simsbury please pick Friday May 29 as your order cycle.
- If you are a Twin Star student and coming the the Twin Star sale in New Milford please pick Sat May 30 as your order cycle.
- If you are coming to the Winsted sale at Little Red Barn Brewery in Winsted please pick Sun May 31 as your order cycle.
- Also if there was something sold out that you were interested in, please feel free to list in the "comments" section. There are definitely plants that I can still pot up more off if there is enough demand. This will help me know so I can add to the inventory or do a second sale in June.
- There are lots of rules to play nicely in the sandbox these days, and that includes with Pleasant Valley Botanicals. Please take time to read all the nitty gritty details below.
Shepherd of the Hills Church, 7 Wescott Road, Simsbury CT
3 pm- 3: 30 pm: Plant Protector 1/2 Hour
3:30 pm- 6 pm: general plant sale
There is ample free parking at the Church with two lots and a circular drive. This is an entirely outside location. Will occur regardless of rain, unless it is unsafe thunder/lightning/gail force winds/zombies.
SATURDAY MAY 30:
The Makery, hosted by Twin Star School of Herbal and Energetic Studies. Please note this sale is ONLY for pre-orders as it is an inside location. There will NOT be any extra herbs for sale at this event, so if you didnt pre-order, please come to Winsted or Simsbury.
20 Bank Street, New Milford CT
11am- 12 noon: Plant Protector Hour
12 noon- 2pm: general plant sale
This is a large inside location to help manage flow; line may be outside on sidewalk. Parking on street or large nearby municipal lot.
SUNDAY MAY 31:
The Little Red Barn Brewery, co-hosted by Little Red Barn, Mad River Market Coop and Walk in the Woods LLC
32 Lake Street
Winsted, CT 06098
11am-12 noon: Plant Protector Hour
12 noon- 3pm: general plant sale
This is the best option if you are not interested in pre-ordering, as it is closest to home and allows me to restock items if needed. Also- you can get beer!
This is an entirely outside location. Will occur regardless of rain, unless it is unsafe thunder/lightning/gail force winds/zombies. If parking lot is full, there is additional parking on Meadow Street. Little Red Barn currently have Crowler curbside pickup and may have outdoor dining by then. There may be 1-2 other farmers present as well. Stay tuned for details!
Plants are either larger square pots (9x9cm) or 4 or 6 packs. I just heard on news that this was the coldest Spring (marked April 15- May 12) in 115 years of record keeping. Many of the plants are still on the small side. So just imagine a tiny plant and then if it is bigger than that, you'll be pleasantly surprised!
The larger square pots are either “Fertil” pots or coconut coir pots, both designed to be planted in the ground with the plant where they become part of the root ball and compost in place.
- I'm imagining that the majority of people will now be moving towards pre-sales. However at the Simsbury and Winsted locations I will still be bringing as full of a selection of plants as I can (as space and inventory allows). I realize that sometimes it is nice to be inspired or actually see the plant first. This also will allow for additions to orders if interested.
- For people not pre-ordering, I will have a station set up with an example of every plant for sale. One at a time, a person can come up, peruse the offerings, make a list (bring your own pen/paper) and then sashay up to the next station where I will be to place your order. We will have to create one of those physical distancing 6' lines and make the best of it. Feel free to bring yo-yos, ukuleles, and the like to keep yourself and others safely entertained.
- The first 1/2 or full hour of each sale is "Plant Protector Hour". Like many retail businesses, I will be offering the first hour to folks over the age of 60, those you who are truly immune compromised and BIPOC (People of Color). These are all groups that are disproportionately affected by the pandemic or especially at risk of covid complications. I am asking people to look into their hearts and not abuse this optional shopping hour. It is open by choice and self identification only and don't send your 79 year old Gramma to come shop for you!
- If things are moving much slower because of physical distancing and there are still people in line at the "official" plant sale end (3pm Winsted, 6pm Simsbury respectively) I will stay until everyone has a chance to get through the line, I am out of plants, or it is dark.
- Checks made to "Melody Wright" is preferred, cash accepted (try to bring some smaller bills to make exact change), no credit card at all at this time. I am exploring options for that at this time.
- Per Gov Lamont directive: Please wear a face mask. The only excuse is if you are not medically able to wear one safely. Please don't be full of yourself. If you can wear one please do. Please do your very best to stay 6-8 feet from your neighbor. Sometimes with masks on it is easy to forget this precaution.
- Please bring your own box/crate to transport your plants home.
- I am gladly accepting back small 3-6 " square and round pots and intact reusable plastic plant flats and 6 packs. If you would like to recycle back, please have nicely rinsed, stacked and in a box or bag you can leave with me. NO big quart or hanging pot planters. Please use your judgment and don't just dump trash pots or giant pots on me cause you feel bad that they cant be recycled :)
- If you have a hard time standing, feel free to bring a portable chair or perhaps some other way of keeping your place while you hunker down. I'm going to trust that your awesome neighbors in line will help you to make this work safely.
- I'm open to other locations, suggestions and even volunteer or two to help direct folks. Please feel free to reach out to me from the contacts page.
- 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.
- Any previous Pleasant Valley Botanicals CSA member receives one free seedling (your choice) just for stopping by- no purchase necessary.
Info about our co-hosts:
Shepherd of the Hills Church: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Lutheran-Church/Shepherd-of-the-Hills-Church-695830707182144/
Twin Star Herb School http://www.twinstartribe.com/our-classroom
Walk in the Woods LLC http://www.walkinthewoodsllc.com/p/who-i-am.html
Little Red Barn Brewers https://lrbbrewers.com/
Mad River Market Co-Op http://www.madrivermarket.coop/
Culinary Mix pack (dill, parsley, nasturtium, cilantro)
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
Echinacea spp. (Echinacea spp.)
White Sage (Salvia apiana)
Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis)
Voleur's Sage/Thieves (Salvia officinalis)
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum)
Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Arnica (Arnica chamissonis)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) L.Q.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
Lovage (Levisticum officinalis)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) L.Q.
Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa)
Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)
Codonopsis (Codonopsis pilosula)
St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Wild Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum coronarium) L.Q.
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) L.Q.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon spp.) L.Q.
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Hops (Humulus lupus)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus sp.)
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Dark Purple Opal Basil (Ocimum basilicum) L.Q.
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora):
Spilanthes (Spilanthes acmella)
Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita)
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
Red Shiso (Perilla frutescens) L.Q.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
Wooly Mint (Mentha suaveolens)
Lemon Bee Balm (Monarda citriodora)
Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) L.Q.
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Korean Mint (Agastache rugosa)
Scarlet Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus)
Elecampane (Inula helenium) L.Q.
Cilantro (Coriander) (Coriandrum sativum)
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) L.Q.
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Red Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
Nettles! (Urtica diocia)
Ceremonial Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica)
Nasturtium (Trapaeolum majus)