Posted 5/22/2012 7:15pm by Maggie Robertson.
Greetings from M&M Robertson Farms, LLC, where we offer Gardens From Earth home vegetable garden packages!
The Farm to Table conference was nearly 2 months ago but it seems like just yesterday to us. We have been very busy in our greenhouse and it is now full of lush, healthy Certified Naturally Grown vegetable plants just waiting for a place in your garden. We offer a backyard vegetable garden package that includes plants, seeds and accessories in one convenient package, and we offer a wide variety of individual plants, all open-pollinated and many heirlooms.
As you plan your garden, make room for flowers and herbs. Not only do they add beauty and fragrance, they are beneficial to your vegetable plants. Companion planting is the practice of pairing up plants that grow well together and help each other thrive. For example, basil goes well with tomatoes and peppers, and I always plant some radishes with my cucumbers and let the radishes flower to help repel cucumber beetles.
Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about companion planting on Sunday, May 27, when Maggie will be holding a free companion planting workshop at the Pittsburgh Public Market. The workshop starts at 1:30 and we will discuss the techniques and reasons for companion planting with many examples of beneficial plant combinations.
Maggie's speaking schedule at the Pittsburgh Public Market; workshops start at 1:30:
Companion Planting Sunday, May 27
Women and Agriculture Sunday, June 3
Where to find us between May 22 and June 3:
Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Fridays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
On the farm: 614 Canoe Ripple Road, Sligo, PA in Clarion County
We welcome visitors and love to share our farm; we do not have a regular schedule, so please call ahead of time to make sure someone will be available when you wish to come!
Here is what is included in your Vegetable Garden Package:
Pay one price and get what you need for your home garden!
6 Tomato plants (3 slicing, 1 plum, 2 cherry)
4 Sweet pepper plants (2 bell, 2 non-bell)
2 Hot pepper plants
6 cucumber plants
4 summer squash plants (2 zucchini, 2 other)
12-pack mesclun mix
8-pack basil, mixed varieties
8-pack mixed herbs
4 sunflowers (edible seed)
8-pack marigolds (mixed varieties)
Lettuce for succession planting
Meslcun mix for succession planting
Snap beans (4 varieties, different colors)
Garden tool (Cobrahead)
Cookbook (Simply in Season)
This package plants a garden approximately 10’ x 16’ (160 square feet). It can be planted in a smaller area using intensive planting techniques such as “Square-Foot Gardening”. Planting details and sample garden plans are included in our planting guide.
Our “Farmer’s Choice” option has pre-set varieties, or choose your own varieties from what we have available. Check our website for details on the varieties we include in the package as well as the other varieties we offer!
Price: $175.00 includes PA 6% sales tax. (about 20% off of our retail value).
Allegheny County price $176.66 with additional 1% sales tax
**We can accept credit cards through our website and at Pittsburgh Public Market **
Schedule pick-up at the farm between May 25 and June 8, or pick up at the Slippery Rock farmers market Saturdays May 26 or June 2, or Pittsburgh Public Market Saturdays and Sundays May 26-27 or June 2-3.
We strive to have all listed varieties available, but sometimes things happen that are beyond our control. In the event that a variety becomes unavailable, we will offer your choice of a substitution from the other varieties we offer.
Individual Seedling Sales:
We carry 32 varieties of tomatoes, 19 varieties of hot peppers, 16 varieties of sweet peppers, 14 varieties of eggplant, and much more, including tomatillos, ground cherries, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, celery, and a variety of herbs. Check our website or send us an e-mail for a full list. Order ahead to be sure to get what you want, and we will bring it to one of our markets or have it available for pick-up at our farm.
M&M Robertson Farms, LLC
614 Canoe Ripple Road
Sligo, PA 16255