Calling all volunteers for a May 12th Planting Party!
Clean Greens Farm and Market, which provides farm to table produce to the Central Area and beyond, has had a banner year at their 23rd and Jackson produce stand. This is the first year Clean Greens has had enough demand from customers to keep the produce stand open past October. But now that summer is coming, Clean Greens will be closing its 23rdand Jackson stand for the next three weekends (May 12 - 26) in order to prepare its farm land and plant the next round of crops.
“Since Vulcan has sponsored our stand at the Walgreens store at 23rd and Jackson, Clean Greens has so much more visibility,” said Lottie Cross, Executive Director of Clean Greens . “This is the very first time that we have had a market stand past October.”
She added, “It has been a great experience. Thanks to our customers, we sell more produce and get so many positive comments about how good and fresh the produce is and how happy people are to have us in the neighborhood.”
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can volunteer on May 12thto help plant collards, mustards and turnip greens, onions, lettuce and kale at the farm. According to Executive Director Lottie Cross, no experience is necessary. Tommie Willis, the farm manager does all the hard work by thoroughly plowing the fields and making rows for the plants. All you need to do is bring your gloves and help plant the new vegies – stay for as long or as little as you like.
If you want to attend the planting party on May 12, meet up to carpool at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 124 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 at 8:00 a.m. on May 12th. The address of the farm is 20121 W Snoqualmie River Road NE, Duvall, WA 98019. The 23rdand Jackson produce stand will reopen June 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Other summer delicacies that will be offered fresh from the farm to the produce stand include carrots, leeks, corn, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, bok choy, radish, all kinds of squash, peas, cabbage and more.
Clean Greens is a small nonprofit organization, owned and operated by residents of Seattle's Central District. They are committed to growing and delivering clean and healthy produce for everyone at reasonable prices. Visit Clean Greens website to you see just how beautiful their produce is - www.cleangreensfarm.net.