Organic Plant Sale and Farm Open House

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Larry Sell and Bill Liggett Among the Performers

Linda Wiens Jams For Sale

Start (or continue) a great spring tradition for your whole family. Come to the Annual Prairie Organic Plant Sale and Open House on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prairie Crossing Farm. For more information, directions, and a parking map, please visit their website.

There will be over 40 certified organic vegetables and flowers along with seed potatoes and organic seed for carrots, beets and other similar veggies from High Mowing Organic Seed. You’ll find expanded native plant offerings, too.

And there’s more than plants. You’ll hear live music. Kids will enjoy the scavenger hunt and hay rides. You’ll support a worthy cause. All proceeds from the Organic Plant Sale go to the Foundation’s Prairie Farm Corps, a paid job-training program that immerses area high school students in sustainable agriculture, farm-to-table cooking and professional development. 

Last year’s Plant Sale raised $17,500 for the Prairie Farm Corps.  Help them reach this year’s goal of $21,000! Please invite others you know to come as well.  

Like to plan ahead? There is a shopping list of organic seedlings so you can see all the varieties available in advance.

In addition to the opportunity to buy plants for Prairie Farm Corps, you have the opportunity to support the following local businesses, which will also have booths there:

Farmers: 
Prairie Wind Family Farm
Quinn Farm
Radical Root
Solful Blooms

Vendors: 
HoneyWorks – Locally harvested honey and bee education
Linda Wiens Jams – Locally foraged jams and jellies
Sharpening by Dave – On-site sharpening service for knives, tools, and most other items 
Wildtree – Spices to make home cooking and healthy eating easier

Non-Profits: 
College of Lake County Horticulture Program
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Prairie Crossing Charter School 

Food: 
Pizzeria DeVille- Featuring wood-fired pizzas from their traveling pizza oven.
Swirl Cafe- Specialized in baked treats, exceptional fair-trade sourced coffee and espresso beverages.

Kid’s Activities: 
Chicken Craft
Chicken Observation
The Doodle Institute
Hay-Rides (for adults too!)
Story-time with the Round Lake Library, 11:00 am. 
Scavenger Hunt

Performers: 
Larry Sell and Bill Liggett 
Bryan Rolfsen and Don Trinite

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