Fresh Spring Greens and Bedding Plants for Mother’s Day

Take mom to a local farmers’ market this Saturday (today) for some fresh spring greens to use in a special Mother’s Day meal. Choose from the Greenfield Hill Grange, Norfield Grange or opening day at the New Milford farmers’ market on the green from 9-1. Locations and hours for Fairfield County farmers’ markets are listed on our farmers’ market page. Bedding plants, including organic vegetable and herb transplants, are available from Moorefield Herb Farm, a vendor at the Greenfield Hill Grange farmers’ market. Riverbank Farm, an organic vendor at the Greenfield Hill Grange and New Milford farmers’ market, has fresh spring spinach, green garlic, spicy arugula, salad mix and collard greens available for sale.

Gilbertie'sTreat mom to some special herbs and vegetables for her containers, patio garden or vegetable garden from Gilbertie’s Herb Garden at 7 Sylvan Lane in Westport. Gilbertie’s is a family-owned business started in 1922 and is the largest grower of herb plants in the US. They supply over 400 different varieties of USDA Organic herbs, some of which are very hard to find, to outlets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US. Visit their garden center in Westport to enjoy the formal display gardens, themed greenhouses and gift shop offering herbs and vegetables from the usual to the exotic. Open Saturday from 8:30-5:30 and Mother’s Day from 9-4.

Ambler MastheadAmbler Farm in Wilton and Holbrook Farm in Bethel are also excellent sources for organic vegetable and herb transplants. Ambler Farm will be selling transplants and maple syrup from the farm on May 7 from noon until 3 pm. The farm stand opens for the season on May 23. Holbrook Farm’s Farm Market & Bakery is open Monday through Saturdays from 9-5 and is a great place to buy fresh vegetables and eggs from the farm, raw milk from Stonewall Dairy, milk and other dairy products from Arethusa Farm, award-winning Flaxette bread, and other artisan and farmstead products. Holbrook Farm has a wide variety of organically grown vegetable seedlings for sale including more than a dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes. I was thrilled to see the Mortgage Lifter on the list.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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