Love at First Bite! What could be more romantic?
Putting happy, healthy plants into the hands of gardeners, new and experienced, has turned into one of the most exciting parts of my business. The reward I get through growing my own plants—the almost child-like joy I feel at harvesting that first root or fruit every season—never gets old, and corny as it sounds, it turns out I get that joy a thousand-fold when one of my seedling customers tells me his or her gardening story. There is simply nothing better than being stopped on the street by a friend with a huge smile, telling me how her counters are overflowing with all colors, shapes and sizes of tomatoes from those four seedlings she bought from Farm Girl Farm. Or when that man from up the road shows up at the farm, spring after spring, and I can see from his skin and his hands that he knows a thing or two about gardening, and he matter of factly loads the back of his truck up with our baby plants. Or when the mother and daughter team who are starting their first garden together hand me a piece of paper with their sketch and ask me what I think…
Something about sharing the act of growing food with friends and strangers alike—swapping success stories and visions for the coming season—is deeply moving and deeply satisfying. I love growing seedlings and I love sending them out into the world to bear fruit for people.
In honor of romance this season, we are offering gift certificates for seedlings, redeemable at our 2016 Seedling Sale. Trust us, this is swoon-worthy. And you save money by buying ahead of time (most plants on the day of the sale are $2/ea).
Every year, when we start our seedlings for the field at Farm Girl Farm, we start extra ones for your gardens. We are constantly scouring the catalogs, seeking new seeds to add more color, more crunch, more texture, more taste to our own crop offerings, while keeping the most reliable performers, and so we grow seedlings for sale representing many heirloom, rare and esoteric varieties. At last count, I was growing over 180 varieties of tomato plants (I admit I have a bit of a tomato problem).
Farm Girl Farm seedling gift certificates are available for a full flat (32 plants, 2″ pots) for $35, a half flat (16 plants, 2′ pots) for $24, or 8 plants for $15. When the seedlings are ready for planting in the spring, come to the farm and simply redeem the certificate for any plants we offer—mix and match, gardener’s choice, talk it over with the farmers and home you go to plant!
Order now with PayPal and we’ll send you your gift certificate in the mail or even meet you in town with it, as I did last year on a few last minute occasions!