Calling all backyard gardeners and those of you aspiring to grow your own vegetables!
The 2017 Johnson’s Backyard Garden Transplant Sale is bigger than ever, and we can't
wait to see your home gardens flourish.
On Saturday, March 11th and 18th, we will be hosting our Annual Spring Sale at
4008 River Road, Garfield, Texas 78612 from 9am-2pm. We are proud to be able to share
so many heirloom varieties this year. The new plantings were inspired by my trip last
fall to Turin, Italy,where I was honored to be chosen as a U.S. delegate at Terra Madre
Salone del Gusto 2016, sponsored by Slow Food USA. We are growing nearly 20 varieties of
vegetables from Ark of Taste, which is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods
facing extinction. Through identifying and championing these foods, we keep them in production
and on our plates.
In addition to our Ark of Taste Selections, we have also cleaned out our seed storage
cooler and are offering over 60 different types of extremely rare and unusual varieties
of Heirloom, Cherry, Roma, and Hybrid tomato transplants.
While we have almost always been primarily vegetable growers, a fruit-growing fervor
overtook us when we started our grape vineyard three years ago. We are expecting our
first harvest this year of our Victoria Red table grapes. So this year, along with planting
multiple varieties of persimmons, figs, pomegranates, pears, pecans, grapes, muscadines, and
citrus on the farm, we also decided to offer these carefully selected varieties to you, our
friends and neighbors.
The transplant sale is our way of sharing our farming experiences in the hopes that you and
your friends and family get to plant and create your own garden oasis. Plant fruits, nuts,
and grapevines now, for many years of enjoyment to come.
Lastly, for the kitchen garden cooks, and at the request of many of you, we’ve got an extensive
selection of culinary herbs, organic compost, fertilizers, plus tomato stakes and cages. On
top of that, we will be hosting an Organic Gardening Workshop taught by yours truly, Brenton
Johnson, on Saturday March 11th. Sign up for this workshop here and learn how the magic of JBG
started in the backyard garden on Holly Street just a few short years ago! Just don’t let your
hobby get out of control (mine usurped my entire yard, leaving my kids no place to play!).
Don’t worry parents- we have childcare for the kids during the workshop, so you can focus on
expanding your horticultural knowledge!
On top of all of that, we will also have a full market stand setup so if you were unable to go
to your favorite local farmer’s market this week, or you’re not yet a valuable CSA Member
you’ll be able to stock up here! We’re going to have one of our favorite food trucks on site and a
monstrous sand pile for the kids to explore, too. You won't want to miss out on this super fun
**IMPORTANT NOTE ON TRANSPLANT ORDERING!**
If you get your CSA share delivered to your home, you can choose to
have your transplants delivered to your home. Or If you get your CSA
share delivered to a CSA pickup site, you can have your transplants
delivered there. CSA Members please call or email us to place your
order. 512-386-5273 and email@example.com.
Our farm is your farm! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a visit as we are open to the public for exploration and
inspiration. The next two Saturdays are a great chance to come on
over while our doors are open for this exciting sale. Come see us!
We will have some good Texan tunes blasting out of the Greenhouse! Rain or shine, it’ll be a grand ol' time out on the farm!