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Why our Friday is green...November 28, 2014

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What is Green Friday?At City Farmers on the day after Thanksgiving, we celebrate Green Friday instead of Black Friday.

Together with our customers, we continue to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, appreciating what we have been given and the ability to be able to grow healthy food and share it with others.

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For us it is a day of calmness and well wishes. Business is not overwhelming on this day and, instead, most enjoyable.

The calmness of the nursery and the patience of our customers are what we enjoy.

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On Green Friday, no big SALE is going on, but there is time to see what we have to offer our gardening, cooking, farming, and beekeeping enthusiasts as well as our up-and-coming gardeners/farmers.

I hope to share the day with you all, and I hope your holiday time is wonderful.

Farmer Bill

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Posted on November 27, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

42 Years and Counting...November 20, 2014

Happy anniversary, City Farmers!For 42 years Bill has followed his dream that is City Farmers Nursery. It is wonderful when someone's dream can enrich a whole community!

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Bill with Mother Orange
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This gardener is ready for frost!
This gardener is ready for frost!

With all our warm weather it can hard to believe we are nearing frost season!

Be aware of temperature forecasts for the night hours, and be prepared to move or cover frost-sensitive plants.

 

What's growing around the farm?

Look for our new markdown section by the parking lot.
Look for our new markdown section by the parking lot.

Available soon: bare root artichokes, blueberries, cranberries, and rhubarb.

Bare root Asparagus: $1.89 each Bare root strawberries: .50 each. Strawberry varieties: Albion, Chandler, Sequoia
Bare root Asparagus: $1.89 each Bare root strawberries: .50 each. Strawberry varieties: Albion, Chandler, Sequoia

Poinsettias, 4" and 6", will arrive for sale next week.

We will be closed Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Dayand will reopen on Green Friday, November 28!

Posted on November 19, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

Plant sale! Bonsai! Miso and pie!...November 5, 2014

Look for our sale section in the small produce stand by the parking lot. The selection will change regularly!

Look for our sale section in the small produce stand by the parking lot. The selection will change regularly!

Just in time for fall planting, we are offering a variety of overstocked plants for 25% off! Sale dates are November 5 to November 19.

Here are some of the plants you will find in our sale section next to the parking lot:

  • 5-gallon rose bushes
  • 5-gallon quince trees
  • 5-gallon vines and shrubs
  • 15-gallon apricot trees
  • 1-gallon pitahaya plants

Among our regular-priced plants, we have a great supply of vegetables, herbs, and citrus!

What's happening in the farmhouse:

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Bonsai 101 Saturday, November 8 8:00 am Visit with Farmer Bill and learn why he enjoys creating and maintaining bonsai. Free/no need to RSVP

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Miso

Fermenting Class DIY Miso Saturday, November 15 10:00 am Austin Durant, founder of The Fermenter's Club will talk about the history of miso and explain its different forms. $25 per kitchen participant, limit 25 Purchase Tickets here.

Get ready for the holidays with pies that will have your guests saying, "Oh My!"

Get ready for the holidays with pies that will have your guests saying, "Oh My!"

Pie...Oh, My! Sunday, November 16 1:00 – 2:00 pm: lessons and questions, Free 2:00 – 3:00 pm: hands on! $10 per kitchen participant

Purchase tickets here.

Let Chef Kate teach you some industry secrets...and some simple techniques that can help you:

  • get that flaky, tender crust on your pie
  • roll and transfer the dough to the tin
  • increase the nutritional value of the pie dough by adding ground nuts and grains
  • create savory and sweet pie doughs, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Please wear closed-toed shoes for our kitchen classes. Thank you!

Posted on November 5, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.