Happy Thursday all, and hope everyone is having a good start to the New Year. The cold front last week didn't seem to affect too much over here, except the Crab Grass ! That's okay, as we are in the continuing work of getting rid of all grass areas, and Mitch put in a big plot of beans this past week in his new Edible garden.
Speaking of Edibles, everyone is clamoring for Good Eats and our Tomatoes and Herbs are flying out of the booths at our markets. Last Sat. at the downtown St. Pete market, we continued to have great weather, great crowds and great sales --many thanks !
This past week, the St. Pete Times..ooops, I mean the Tampa Bay Times, ran a great article about all the markets in the area, and it's a great guide to all the markets, on days, times and contacts --clip it out if you got the paper, if not, look online at TBT website archive and print it out for future reference.
Also last Sunday, we returned to the Tarpon Springs Market and had a great turn out there too. This little market continues to grow and we are so appreciative of the community coming out to support it. This weekend at Tarpon, you can hit our Market on Sunday, plus they are having an Arts & Craft show on the Sponge docks, so come on out and enjoy a day in the fresh air and wander about.
We are gearing up for our first Botanical show of the New Year, with the Vero Beach Gardenfest coming up the first weekend of February. Always a fav show of ours to do and we look forward to seeing our best Vero Beach bud and super saleswoman, Aurora, there.
The applications are coming in fast and furious for the rest of our Spring shows, with vendors scrambling to come up with the big bucks to pay for the Green Thumb Festival here in St. Pete the end of April (the only show that requires big payment 4 months in advance..oh well, can't complain, it's a great show and the City does a great job hosting the event). Also in March, we will head to Ocala Master Gardeners Show, Leu Gardens in Orlando, and Greenfest in Tampa, so keep in touch to hear details about our schedule.
NEW this weekend, our first crop of gorgeous 3 gallon Trellis Bougainvillea!! And, of course, we will continue to have lots of Edibles so come on down and get some beauty for your garden and some Good Eats for your dinner table.
Sat: Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete 9am-2pm (Al Lang Field)
Sun: Sunday Morning Market, Tarpon Springs 9am-2pm (corner of Alt 19 and Tarpon Ave)