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Cherry Sprout Nominated for an Edible Portland Local Food Hero Award!

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We are so honored to be nominated for an Edible Portland Local Food Hero Award!  You can learn more about why we were nominated and about all of the fantastic local businesses that are fellow nominees here.  We want to thank all of our customers and excellent local farmers and vendors who’s support over the last 7  years has made this honor possible, we certainly wouldn’t be here without your love!

Thanks also to Edible Portland for all of the work you do in support of Portland’s thriving and inspiring local food economy, it is a really special community to be a part of.  If you like our mission of providing a healthy corner grocery and vital community gathering space that supports local farmers, processors, and start-up food entrepreneurs, please cast your vote for us before May 31.

Comments (0) Original post date: Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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NEW extended Summer Evening Hours beginning May 1 at Cherry Sprout Produce!

Summer Hours!?!  That’s Hot.

Cherry Sprout Produce is pleased to announce extended evening hours May 1 to September 1.  Why?  Because we like you!

We want to be here for you for that last ingredient for your late supper, the ice cream and berries you forgot you needed, that ice cold 6 pack to quench your thirst.

Monday through Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday:  10:00am – 8:00pm

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Comments (0) Original post date: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Earth Day Celebration Saturday 4.26 10am to 4pm

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Hey Earth Friends!  It’s time to sharpen up your garden and kitchen tools for the season and enjoy an Earth-Centric celebration with your Cherry Sprout pals!

We hope you can make it to our Earth Day Celebration in park next to Cherry Sprout on Saturday, April 26!  Brain Beeson of 1 Sharp Tool Edge Service will be here to sharpen everything from knives and hoes to loppers and food processor blades.  25% of proceeds will go to Living City’s Garden Education Scholarship Fund to help low income kids and adults learn to grow vegetables!

FUN for all ages–music, tasty samples of locally made foods and Hopworks beer, live springtime coloring contest, recording booth for Edible Portland’s Underground Airwaves project and more!

Music begins at High Noon!  Come enjoy the musical stylings of Zacery Stanley, Rachel Freifelder, The Noble Blues, and Mutual Spacematic 

Ever wondered what you can do to help the bees?  Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society  will present on pollinator-friendly gardening and landscaping at 2pm!

 



Comments (0) Original post date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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

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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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