5, 4, 3, 2 and now 1 Greenhouse - Planting season is winding down!

We started April with plants in every available inch of our 5 greenhouses. As planting season progresses the greenhouses empty out and our customers garden’s fill with all of the wonderful flowers, herbs, and vegetables.

Greenhouse in early spring of 2018

Greenhouse in early spring of 2018

It is always a bittersweet time when we start shutting down greenhouses. It is nice knowing that all of our hard work has resulted in such beautiful plants and tasty vegetables. It is discouraging seeing what is left that didn’t sell and now needs to find a home or become compost. It is fun planting up perennials so they will be ready for next year. And it looks a little lonely out there, as greenhouses are meant to be filled with life.

BUT, just as it feels like things are winding down the seed catalogs show up. Page after page of beautiful pictures!!! New varieties, every color available for each type of plant, plants I have never heard of… and plants that I REALLY need!!! There are so many different combinations for hanging baskets and containers, that it is mind boggling. Plus, it sure is fun to make up your own combinations each year! I turn down the corner of each page that has something I think our customers would love. Andrew, who actually runs the nursery, just sits and shakes his head. He knows that the tough part comes when we have to figure out what to order, how many will we need, when do they need to get here so they are planted and ready on time. But, while he has to deal with reality, I enjoy the vision of the greenhouses filling back up with a whole new and wonderful world of flowers.

Soon, we will have our end of season sale and then a little lull as we plan for next year. But, before you know it, January comes and everything begins springing back to life.

Over 700 varieties of plants!

Our nursery is growing. We now have 5 hoop houses, two areas for growing perennials, an expanded propagation room, and room to grow hanging baskets.

One of our favorite ways to spend a cold, rainy winter night is trying to find new plants. We pour through seed and plug catalog looking to see what cool new varieties, or beautiful color combinations we think our customers might like.

This year our growing list has over 700 varieties…

Here are just a few of the things that we have planned for this year:

  • Basil - 9 different subtleties for you culinary needs (Genovese, Blue Spice, Lemon, Lime, Thai…)

  • Lavender - 8 types, including pink and white

  • Mint - 15 different kinds (from standards such as peppermint and spearmint, to fruity like banana, grapefruit, and strawberry, to spreading like Corsican)

  • Rosemary - 9 varieties include trailing and one that makes great bar-b-que skewers

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Build Your Own Basket

First Annual Build Your Own Hanging Basket(s)! Feeling creative? We will bring the flowers (Petunias, Snapdragons, Sweet Potato vines, Bacopa, Lobelia, Lantana, and anything else that is available). Then the fun begins… you can choose the plants, colors and textures you want to create a beautiful living artwork for your home. Baskets and soil will be provided.

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift! Build a Basket for mom and we will grow it in our greenhouse until Mother’s Day.

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Spring is Here!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2018! Blackberry Bog Farm is getting ready for the spring season and we already have plants available for sale. If you are interested in picking up some plants, please check out our stall at Two Old Goats Farm and Feed in Knappa, OR, where there are a variety of options. 

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We are also getting ready for Farmer's Market season, which will be starting in the next few months! Check out our calendar for more information. 

We hope to see you all soon! 

The Blackberry Bog Farm Team.

Order your turkey for Thanksgiving 2018!

First, thank you all for the tremendous support this year. We quickly sold out of our Thanksgiving birds and received wonderful feedback from everyone. We had a fun filled day out at the farm giving tours and meeting everyone who came for the farm pick up. Because of the support we are opening turkey orders early this year!

If you go to the bottom of our contacts page or follow this link (https://www.blackberrybogfarm.com/contact/), you will see our order form for next year. Orders are subject to availability and on a first come, first serve basis. 

Thank you again!

Happy Holidays from the Blackberry Bog Farm Team

Thanksgiving Turkey Pickup!

The time is almost here! Turkey pick up will be this Sunday, November 19th for everyone who has ordered a fresh turkey. Stop by the farm between 11am and 3pm to get your bird and visit the farm. If you were not able to order a fresh turkey this year, check out the Astoria Co-op which may still have frozen turkeys available. 

Happy Thanksgiving from The Blackberry Bog Farm Team

 

Are there any turkeys left?!

Blackberry Bog Farm pasture raised turkeys will be available for purchase at the Astoria Co-op. You can pick one up fresh or frozen for your Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately all turkeys available for farm pick-up have been sold, so go check out the Co-op!

Best, 

The Blackberry Bog Farm Team

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Welcome to our new News page!

Hi All,

Because the seasons are constantly changing and we have new products coming and going, we are creating a news feed so we can let everyone know what is going on! For example, the farm was recently featured in this Clatsopnews.com article about fall fun and where to find it. Check back in occasionally to see what is for sale and what the new seasons bring. 

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Sincerely, 

The Blackberry Bog Farm Team