It’s fresh vegetable time at Osceola Grown farm market
By Peter Covino
‘Tis the season for fresh vegetables.
Osceola Grown will host its first locally grown farm market on the season tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fresh market will be held each Saturday at the Diamond P. Ranch (5700 E. U.S. Highway 192, near St. Cloud) until mid-June.
From the press release:
You will find selections of what is currently in season for our county’s growers. What makes this different from other markets is that everything we offer will be locally grown….nothing shipped in from other areas and no resellers, people that buy wholesale from distribution points and resell the product at markets. All picked within a day from the fields and sold to you fresh. We encourage all growers, backyard gardeners, people with extra fruit from their fruit trees, people with homemade jams and jellies, rabbit growers, sheep growers, chicken producers…we encourage you all to come and set up a table and sell your products. You are a valuable part of our county’s food supply. See you on Saturday!
We will be having a canning class on “All things tomato.” You can learn how to can tomatoes…in all its forms. We’ll also have organically grown tomatoes for you to buy at the market. This class is offered for a nominal charge of $5.
We will also offer Albion strawberry plants to purchase at the market. We’ll have someone to instruct you how to plant, grow, and harvest your plants. These plants, if cared for in your landscape beds or pots will produce big, luscious strawberries for 3-4 year or longer.
If you’d like to try your hand at learning what it takes to grow your own produce, we have two excellent opportunities for you to do it. You rent a row of garden space, you buy your seeds, we give you hands on instruction as to how to plant, grow, cultivate, prune, and harvest anything you want to grow. OsceolaCSA.com has more information on their website, along with photos, and testimonials. Tinney Farms is a new start up rent a row operation this spring season. Both will get you started on a lifelong passion.