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Start your garden with spring plant sales

Discover upcoming plant sales that support local organizations and farmers to jumpstart your garden. Plant sales with cool season crops like asparagus, berries, kale, lettuce, and more start this week. 

Explore these upcoming sales to start your garden. 

Kansas City Community Gardens

Plant sales start March 23

You’ll find a variety of plants that were grown in the Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) greenhouse, including asparagus, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, and lettuce. Onion, leek and scallion plants and seed potatoes will also be available. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries will also be for sale. 

KCCG is a non-profit membership organization with annual membership fees ranging from $2 – $25, based on income. Members receive 10 free packets of seeds, a 10-pound bag of chicken manure fertilizer, and discounted pricing on additional seeds, plants and supplies. Memberships may be purchased online at KCCG or at KCCG’s office.

The sale will be held at KCCG, 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, MO from March 23-25. The first day of the sale, Thursday, March 23, is reserved from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for KCCG Green Card (low-income) members. Beginning Friday, March 24, the sale is open to the public to purchase KCCG memberships, plants, and seeds from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday.

KCCG will host a satellite sale from 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 at the Jersey Creek Community Garden, Heathwood Park at 11th Street and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. 

After the sale days, plants will be available at the KCCG office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours on Tuesdays until 6:30 p.m.

Learn more at kccg.org.

KC Farm School at Gibbs Road

Plant sales start March 25

KC Farm School is kicking off its plant sales on March 25 with spring vegetables, herbs, flowers, and native plants. Seed potatoes, soil mix, and compost will also be available. 

KC Farm School is a non-profit whose mission is to empower individuals of all ages through on-farm, hands-on experiences and education growing food on 14 urban acres in Wyandotte County. 

The sale will be held at KC Farm School at Gibbs Road, 4223 Gibbs Rd., Kansas City, KS on March 25 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The event also includes a pancake breakfast featuring Kernza from Citizen Science Soil Collective, Locavore, and The Land Institute. 10% of all sale proceeds go to the Citizen Science Soil Collection. 

Learn more at kcfarmschool.org.

Eat Local & Organic Expo

April 1

The popular Eat Local & Organic Expo features more than 30 local farmers offering local food, farm shares, and seedlings to start your garden including vegetables, flowers, and native plants. 

The event will be held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The annual expo is hosted by KC Healthy Kids and the KC Food Circle program.

Learn more at kchealthykids.org.

Farmers Markets

Beginning in April

Believe it or not, farmers markets start opening in April. Market farmers often bring cool season plants for home gardens. Mark your calendar for your market’s opening day, and subscribe for updates to be the first to know on what will be for sale.

 

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