Brown Bag your Veggies: Organic Dig 'em Ups at City Farmers


Also knowns as "You Dig 'Em's" for certain organic veggies, we offer Dig 'em Ups - giving you the chance to choose your own individual plants, to dig them out of their plastic propagation tray, and to take them home tucked in a compostable, dye-free, brown paper bag.


Farmer Bill remembers in long-ago decades, before plastic containers, nurseries used wooden nursery flats and customers would dig up the plant up and take the plant home in a paper bag. So several years ago, we decided to bring that back.

Here's how our Dig 'Em Ups Work

Step 1:
Take a glance at our ever-changing selection! Seasonally we have an ever-changing selection of strawberries, kale, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, and so much more! All organically raised in our on-site hot house.

Step 2:
Take a bag and shovel and choose your favorites.


Step 3:
Pop your favorite into a compostable paper bag.

Step 4:
Pay at the register -- and one of our awesome team members can help answer questions about soil, fertilizer, and watering.

Step 5:
Plant your plant at home - you can even plant it IN the compostable brown paper bag (which will decompose quickly). Or you can take the brown paper bag and put it in your compost bin.

By supporting our Dig 'Em Up program, you've helped us reduce tons of waste -- over the last three years alone we’ve kept over 23,000 plastic pots out of the landfill through our dig-em up program!

If you'd like to stay up-to-date with what our current Dig 'Em Up Selection is, an easy way to do that is on Facebook.

|Photo credit goes to our EPIC Instagram-ing customers - you can see them by searching for #cityfarmersnursery|

Posted on April 29, 2016 .

"What is that amazing smell?"

Night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is an AMAZING smelling woody evergreen shrub. It grows between 4 and 13 feet tall, yielding simple glossy, lance-shaped green leaves and long vine-like stems.  It makes a great border shrub.

This plant, which is native to the West Indies and Latin America, is not particularly showy, but humans and butterflies love the scent.

Night-blooming jasmine blooms when the weather is warm (perfect for Sunny San Diego), and its narrow, white blossoms only open at night. Come in and see for yourself!  

Posted on April 4, 2016 and filed under Plants.