Local blueberries and lavender are in season!

Summer crops are blossoming and growing well!  Soon we will be enjoying an abundance of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and much more.  Check out locally grown produce and what’s currently in season at the Farmer’s Markets and area produce stores. Locally grown blueberries and lavender are in season; read the following emails from the growers to learn more about their products and where they are available:

Blue Acres Blueberry Farm is pleased to announce to our current and new friends that we have started our harvest for the 2013 blueberry season.  We will be attending the Auburn Farmers Market starting this coming Saturday, May 25th, 8 am – noon, and thereafter on each succeeding Saturday until the end of production.

For those who wish to come to our farm, we will be open on Memorial Day, May 27th, from 11 am to 4 pm, and then on weekend afternoons, Saturdays from 2 – 5 pm and Sundays 11 am – 5 pm, starting June 1st.
See you at the market or at the farm.”

To learn more about Blue Acres and to get directions to the farm, please visit their website at: http://blue-acres.com/Home_Page.php

For lavender lovers, you might be interested in the following:

Yippee it’s Lavender Season again! Welcome back to our loyal customers and welcome to new lavender fans that have recently discovered Charleston Lavender Farm.

Products for Sale this year include: Fresh and dried bouquets, bulk lavender buds by the ounce and pound, organza and fabric sachets, bath salts, dryer sheets, bath soaks, massage oil, lavender mist linen spray, skin soother with aloe vera, closet hangers with lavender and cedar, soap, eye pillows, plants, essential oil, gift packs, carpet deodorizer, lotion, and dog flea powder.

Fresh and dry bouquets and lavender products will be on sale after June 18th, July, and the first 2 weeks in August at the following Foothill Farmers Markets. (www.foothillfarmersmarket.com):

  • Tuesday:          8:30 to 1 pm Roseville Fountains Shopping Center
  • Wednesday:    10 am to 1 pm Auburn Dewitt Center
  • Thursday:        5 to 8 pm Truckee Train Station
  • Saturday:         8 am to noon Auburn Old Town Courthouse

June 23 & 30, July 14 & 21, and August 4 (Sundays) the farm will be open from 9 am – 1 pm for on-site sale of products, plants, and U-pick. For directions or any questions call 530-637-4190.

This year, Charleston Lavender Farm will be one of the gardens featured in the annual Garden Tour on July 20 sponsored by the Colfax Garden Club. The tour will include six gardens in the Colfax area. Watch for details in June.

Some Lavender products are available at:

  • The Hair Studio, 15 Main Street, Colfax 530-320-3448 or 346-9773 for information
  • Newcastle Produce, 9230 Cypress Street, Newcastle (916) 663-2016 www.newcastleproduce.net
  • Whole Foods Market, 1001 Galleria Blvd, Roseville for fresh bouquets

For more information or if you are interested in ordering lavender products, call 530-637-4190 or email to lavender1@wildblue.net

To find other local crops in season at the Farmer’s Market, please click the Foothills Farmer’s Market link at: http://foothillfarmersmarket.com. Click on the 2013 Market Schedule on the left to find a Farmer’s Market in your area.

Enjoy!

Margie McCavitt About Margie McCavitt

Margie has been involved in agriculture most of her life, as she grew up on a small family ranch, and later earned a BS degree in Agriculture Science. Believing real food is good medicine, she and her husband utilize sustainable agricultural practices to grow nutrient-rich plants that are safe to eat and that promote good health. Margie enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking and is thrilled to be facilitating Nature Walks for the center.

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