Monday, March 22, 2010

Herbs and Flowers this Spring

Spring is in the air and my girls helped me begin to start seeds over the weekend. Every year I begin 16 flats of flowers indoors and also order flowers and herbs from a couple local growers in our area. For years we had enjoyed providing cut flower bouquets and potted herbs to the shoppers at the Rockford Farmer's Market. Last year we were excited to provide weekly Michigan grown bouquets to two Whole Foods Market stores on the east side of the state. Between that account and many, many weddings, we were very busy and having fun.

The spring line up for this year is:

Basil, Bee Balm, Catnip, Cilantro, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Lavender, Lemon verbena, Mesclun Mix, Oregano, Parsley, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.

Aster, Bachelor Buttons, Bells of Ireland, Celosia, Cosmos, Daisy, Delphinium, Flowering Kale, Larkspur, Marigold, Rudbeckia, Snapdragon, Statice, Strawflower, Sunflower, Veronica, Zinnia and much, much more!

We are not participating in the Rockford Farmer's Market this year - mixing a Saturday morning market with a full wedding schedule got to be a bit unbalanced for our family. We are considering having a booth at the Belmont Farmer's Market. They are adding a Tuesday date and that just might work out perfectly. We will update our Local Harvest Listing regarding this once we decide for sure. (

We also have product available at our Garden Room Sales at the Farm. Featuring unique new and repurposed items for home and garden decor, potted herbs and containers, antiques, handcrafted products by local artisans and many great finds and treasures!

Save the dates:

May 6,7,8
June 10,11,12
July 8,9,10
August 5,6,7
September 9,10,11
October 7,8,9
November 4,5,6

Looking forward to seeing you in the Garden Room!

Forrester Farm
4554 Pettis NE
Belmont, MI 49306
Regular hours by appointment only

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