Plant exchange set at farmers’ market
The annual plant exchange will be held Saturday at the Fairfield Farmers’ Market in the grassy area behind the vendors in Howard Park.
Gardeners with plants to exchange can check in and receive a number between 12:15-12:50 p.m. The actual exchange will begin at 1 p.m. sharp.
Organizer Colleen T. Bell of Earth Wisdom, explained people can bring one to seven labeled plants to exchange.
“It is requested that people bring desirable plants to share, like perennial flowers and herbs,” said Bell. “They are usually things that have been divided directly from their garden so we know these are hardy in this area. But other special plants, trees or bushes have also shown up.”
As participants sign in, they will be assigned a number and will pick their plants one at a time in that order starting at 1 p.m.
“We will cycle through the number of people until the plants are all spoken for,” said Bell. “If they bring one plant, they will take one home. If they bring seven plants, they will be able to take seven home.”
Bell said it is a tradition to have a plant exchange in May at the market.
“This has been a popular event every year at the farmers’ market for several years,” Bell said. “It’s a fun way to meet other local gardeners and talk shop.”