As spring continues to roll on, many of our beautiful companion flowers are taking bloom. We call them companion flowers because they assist other crops to be productive. For example, our little beauties attract pollinators which are crucial to ensuring the production of seeds and fruit on a plant. The flowers we are using this spring are sunflowers, calendula (edible), nasturtiums (edible), and marigolds. Marigolds are a particularly wonderful companion plant because they deter many insects that would love to feast on our crops.
Be a good community companion and plan to bring your family and friends to our upcoming PestoFesto end of season celebration on Saturday, April 27th. This is a unique and fun event that is open to members and non-members in our community. Buy your tickets online or at the farm for only $20! ($25 at the door.) Kids 12 and under are free. Delicious Pesto pasta, organic salad with salad dressings made fresh with our garden herbs, rolls, dessert, and Uncle Matt’s juice. Live music with The Sunset Bridge Band. (Cigar City beers, wine, and organic Java Planet coffee available by donation. As well as wood-fired pizza!) Proceeds from this event support our educational programs. Please support your local farm.