Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
Come celebrate Crabtree Farms’ 8th Annual Fall Plant Sale this Saturday from 9-4p.m.. This year’s offerings include a plethora of sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables, herbs and flower perennials. And while your there, pick up one of Bill Haley’s kudzu weaved baskets or learn about the benefits of worm-composting with Thompson’s Worm Farm and pick up some of New Harmonies lovely perreniels. Live music and a farm tour will round out the days fun at Crabtree this Saturday.
Crabtree Farms is close to downtown Chattanooga at 1000 E. 30th Street.
There’s a complete list of plants available to download from this page of Crabtree’s website. Here’s more from Crabtree Farms:
The Urban Farm at Crabtree Farms is a research and market farm. The Urban Farm cultivates about 5 acres for growing vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. There are two greenhouses for plant propagation. The Urban Farm annually grows over 80 varieties of sustainably cultivated crops to retain diversity as well as to test specialty crops.
On Friday,October 1st Crabtree Farms will have a movie night featuring the Documentary Film, “Lunchline” about the history of school lunches in the United States. They say come out, bring a blanket and the kids and enjoy this outdoor film event and a talk afterwards with the filmmakers. The film begins at 6:30p.m. but come early for a guided tour of the farm.
And don’t forget Crabtree’s Annual Pig Roast to benefit the farm. Crabtree says about this event:
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Crabtree Farms
Kicks Off at 4pm
Gates Open ‘Till Dark
Join Crabtree Farms to celebrate the kick-off of Fall with a farm bar-be-cue. Enjoy this family friendly event with live entertainment, tasty and healthy local food and of course bar-be-cue, Hittin’ the Sauce Contest, and kids activities!
Listen to the Story with Crabtree’s Director and Farm Manager, Joel Houser and Director of Outreach and Education, Melanie Mayo: