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Field Trip to Wildcat Mountain Farm Saturday 3.22

Join Us for an Afternoon on the Farm!

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Saturday, March 22 12-3pm Dean Simpson of Wildcat Mountain Farm will host us for a farm tour and demonstration on starting seeds for transplant. Beginners and experienced gardeners alike will find this a great opportunity to learn from an expert and enjoy a tour of the farm that grows Cherry Sprout’s  transplants.

Dean’s operation is a beautifully simple one-man show, one he designed and built from square one on his small farm outside of Sandy. He began as an intensive market gardener in the mid-1990’s, selling his vegetables, eggs and honey at farmer’s markets. By 1998, Dean ran up against the labor constraint that so many small farmers experience. There was more land to plant, but amidst weeding, harvesting, delivering and marketing, no more time to do it. At that point, Dean shifted his business, choosing to focus on growing plant starts. He has since grown his customer base from his original location at People’s Co-op to several Co-ops, grocery stores, and garden shops around Portland.

As a grower with a direct relationship with his customers, Dean has never sought certification, though he has always adhered to organic methods. He works with a clear reverence for natural cycles and a deep commitment to quality. “The foundation of my business is the compost I make.” Dean explains, “You can’t buy the stuff I make.” And while he’ll tell you he started making his potting mix and compost simply for the sake of thrift, his pride and enthusiasm belie a fascination and passion for soil building processes. Horse manure from a neighbor up the road comprises the compost, turned by hand and aged at least three years before use in nursery mix.

Dean will share his entire process with us at the farm. Come and learn all the basic skills and knowledge you’ll need to get started at home yourself! The cost of the field trip is $5.  We will meet at noon to carpool from NE Portland to the farm.  Sorry kids, this field trip is open to adults only!

The field trip is a collaboration with Living City.  Please register  through Living City by March 20.  All payments will be taken the day of the field trip, cash or check only please for this event.

 

Comments (0) Original post date: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Free Class! Waking Up the Garden Thursday 3/20 6-7pm

Come and learn the basics for early spring gardening in Portland.  Many vegetables can be planted now for delicious garden meals.

 

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We will cover:

*What to plant in early Spring

*How to read a seed packet

*Protecting seedlings from pests and cold

*Best practices for sowing seeds

When:  Thursday, March 20 6-7pm

Where:  Cherry Sprout Produce

Cost:  FREE!  In fact, we will give you a coupon for 10% off on seeds at the store!

Register Now!

Instructor:  Katie Nichols of Cherry Sprout and Living City

This class is a shortened version of Living City’s “Waking up the Garden”, part of our 9 month program The Year Round Harvest.

Comments (0) Original post date: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Time to Get Your Hands in the Dirt!

wildcat2014plant.closeupPlants and Seeds are ready to go for your planting pleasure!  The sooner you get them in the ground, the sooner you can starting enjoying delicious food right from your garden.  Gotta love the Maritime Northwest climate.

 

 

Comments (0) Original post date: Friday, February 28th, 2014

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It’s Time to EAT Your Sunshine!

Citrus season has begun!  Check out great deals on navel oranges, satsumas, and Meyer lemons.  Want to put together some beautiful fruit baskets for the holidays?  Just can’t get enough citrus?  Ask your friendly produce person about case pricing on the season’s finest.

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Winter Fest Friday Dec 20, 4-7pm

 

 

 

Join us for seasonal treats, beer and wine samples, wintry photo booth, and live coloring contest!  Everything in the store 15% off (sorry, beer and wine excluded) during Winter Fest.  Wishing you and yours light and blessings this holiday season!

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Comments (0) Original post date: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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HOLIDAY HOURS

Cherry Sprout is CLOSED Thanksgiving Day!  Thanks so much for your business and enjoy a safe and beautiful holiday.

Cherry Sprout is OPEN 10am to 5pm on Friday, November 29.

Comments (0) Original post date: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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Thanksgiving Yams and Green in the House!

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We’ve got over 4000 pounds of yams and sweet potatoes ready for your Thanksgiving meal! Jumbos and mediums, red, orange and white all $0.59/lb or $20/40# case.

Local Collards and Curly Mustard Greens, fresh from Big B Farm in Canby $0.89/bunch and $19.50/24 bunch case.

Let Us Give Thanks!

Comments (0) Original post date: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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Friday 11.22 FREE Shelley Turley Art Opening * Dramady Record Release * Wine and Cheese Tasting!

What a night!  Stop in before the show for a FREE wine and cheese tasting from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  We will be tasting a special selections of wines for the holidays and Kate from Full Circle Creamery will be here to introduce us to her delicious transitional organic raw cheddar.
Her raw cheddars are made with certified organic milk from 100% grass-fed Holstein cows that are born and raised on the farm farm where she makes her cheese, the Noris Dairy Scio, Oregon.

And a bit later in the evening…

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8-11pm Shelley Turley Art Opening and Dramady Record release inside the store!
Come enjoy the infectious sounds of Dramady
with extra special sonic love from Larry Yes and Lost Lockets!
Free Grooves, All Ages, Come Party Amongst the Vegetables! 

Beer and wine for sale for 21+.

Comments (0) Original post date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Free Cider Tasting Tonight! Nov 8, 4 to 6pm

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Join us tonight from 4 to 6pm to sample two delicious selections from Anthem Cider.

Anthem Pear – Bosc and Anjou pears smooth Anthem Cider’s acidity with a soft mouth feel and the earthy roundness only a real ripe pear provides. Semi-Dry. Mild Tart. 5.0% to 6.5% ABV. GLUTEN FREE.

Anthem Hops – Anthem Cider’s tribute to the Northwest’s love of hops, Anthem Hops is a gluten free cider dry hopped with Oregon grown Cascade hops for over three weeks. The result is a light lagerish cider with all the beautiful citrus and floral aromas of Cascade hops with a only slight bitterness on the finish. Shy of Dry. Mild Tart. 10 IBU. 5.5% to 6.9% ABV. GLUTEN FREE.

Comments (0) Original post date: Friday, November 8th, 2013

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Open House Harvest Celebration 10/25 4-7pm!

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We want to thank all of you for your business and celebrate the abundant harvest season!  Join us to sample some of the season’s best–winter squash, apples, pears, cider and more!  Stock up on your pantry staples and enjoy 15% all of your purchases (excluding beer and wine) from 4pm-7pm.  And for the young and young at heart, enter our spooky coloring contest!

Comments (0) Original post date: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Pumpkins are Here!

pumpkinsFresh from the Willamette Valley to you, beautiful pumpkins to start the season off right!  All sizes and shapes just $3 each!

 

Comments (0) Original post date: Friday, October 4th, 2013

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Celebrate the Harvest! Apple, Pear and Wine Tasting Friday Oct 4, 4pm-6:30pm

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Come taste apples, pears and wine with us!  Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm

The rains have come and there is a chill in the air.  It is the time when we gather with friends and family to give thanks and celebrate an abundant season.  We want to share some of the seasons best with you, please join us for a sampling.

Most of our apples this time of year come directly from Kiyokawa Family Orchards in Parkdale, Oregon.  Randy Kiyokawa and his crew grow over 80 varieties of apples, pears and Asian pears!  This farmer really knows his fruit, come taste for yourself!

We will also be tasting four wines that are new to the store!

One white:  Poacher’s Blend 2011  Australia–Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling

And three reds:

Anthropology 2011, Australia–Shiraz

Gamekeeper’s Blend 2010 Australia–Shiraz, Grenache, Teurgia  

Spain–100% Garnacha, Campo Viejo Rioja 2012

Comments (0) Original post date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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