So excited as the opening day slides our way….. Friday May 27th from 3:00PM - 7:00PMFresh Veggies, Fruits, Berries, Herbs, Meat, Cheese, and so much more…. It is Central Oregon’s ONLY totally volunteer Farmers Market…. Redmond Greenhouse will offer over half of our parking lot to this wonderful community minded event…… Live music plus a chief paring with one of the local Oregon vendors…… Hot Dang…… Hope you can join us for the opening event…. Doug
Redmond Greenhouse and our full service Floral Shop are “Mothers Day” ready……. Our floral cooler is overflowing with a wonderful selection of fresh cut roses, lilies, Iris, Tulips, and fragrant colorful Stock…… If you would like us to send your Mom a delightful bouquet of flowers just drop us an email or give us a call (541-548-5418) and we would be please to help you out………. Down the street or out of state……… Redmond Greenhouse delivers………….. If you Mother is living local……… let us treat you to a Special viewing of our Special Mothers Day entries………. Hanging Baskets, Patio planters, Herb baskets, Roses, Rock Garden Flowers………….. the list goes on and on… Plus lots of fun and interesting garden decor… Perfect for that Special gift…………….. Happy Mothers Day Week…………. Doug
We have just received a shipment of mason bees and supplies…………. Now is the time to set up a house for these necessary garden insects. We have multiple houses for you to choose from… so easy and so fun. We also have the nesting straws for older houses…. Swing on by and see what we have…. Happy Spring… Doug
and here comes Springtime with all the goodies and all the excitement
It’s ready and it’s time to plant:
Walla Walla Onions
Gourmet and Fingerling certified organic potato sets
Veggie starts of lettuce, Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens
Veggie starts of Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts
Small fruits and Berries: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Elderberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Grapes, Hops, Horseradish, Asparagus, Blueberries
Fruit trees grafted onto hardy rootstock: Apples, Pears, Prunes. Plums, Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Asian Pears, Almonds, Walnuts
And for you rock garden enthusiasts……………… our perennial house is filling with locally grown tough and hardy favorites like Candy tuft, Lupine, Columbine, Rock Cress, Basket of Gold, Peonies, Catmint, Bearded & Siberian Iris, Veronica, and so many more………….. the time is perfect and ours are hardened off for immediate planting…….
and back in our greenhouse our crew has been busy building early hanging baskets and patio planters filled with “Spring Delights” like fragrant violas, smiling pansies, ornamental grasses, creeping phlox, and tough little accent plants………….. oh they look so fine………….
We at Redmond Greenhouse hope you can swing by and share our excitement for this spectacular time of the year………… lots of NEW plants and NEW products that should bring a smile to your face Happy Spring and Happy Planting……… Doug
Ahhhhhhhhhh you just have to love Spring in the High Desert………. A wondeful mix of snow, rain, wind, gapple, and of course our ever reliable sunshine….As the days of March arrive on our calendar our garden center is beginning to fill up….. Walla Walla onions, garlic, shallots, pansies, violas, hardy rock garden perennials as well as some early geraniums and “Pocketbook” plants……….. Oh……….. and did I mention our spectacular selection of gourmet organic “seed” potatoes. It may be a little early but if we don’t get some of our goodies in now WE WON’T GET THEM…….. Dang…………. We also just received over 300 fruit trees from one of our local Oregon growers…….. Oh dang oh dang……….. Now is the time and our selection if fantastic…. Grafted onto semi-dwarf HARDY rootstock with varieties that should do well in our region.Oh, I may have mentioned it before but we are back in stock with our organic ”BULK” potting soil as well as a NEW compressed bale of Black Gold “Hi-Porosity” organic potting soil… We are stocked up on our fabled Cold Climate organic fertilizer, Humic Acid, and organic compost…………. here comes spring and Redmond Greenhouse is ready to go…. Thanks for visiting and Happy March… Hope to see ou soon……… Doug
Saturday Morning in the Garden A series of educational classes designed to strengthen your skills and brighten your Early Spring Season
Seating is limited so we ask that you call (548-5418), e-mail (email@example.com), or stop by and place your name on the list of the classes you would like to attend.
The classes are for garden enthusiasts of all ages and usually last about an hour. They are FREE of charge.
We do offer supplemental Hand-Outs and Pamphlets which we ask for a donation to offset costs of paper and copying.
Starting plants from seed…….. Tips, techniques, and products
Fruit trees…… Varieties, planting, and maintenance
Small Fruits and Berries….. This will be a very tasty class
Composting….. Create great soils… Great ideas and tips
Veggie Gardens….. Raised beds and a whole lot more
Lawns…… Lets get the green growing plus maintenance tips
Organic gardens and landscapes…. Tips, suggestions, and products
Our first class will be Saturday March 19th from 11:00 - 12:00…….. Starting plants from seed…… Please call or email to reserve your seat……. Class is FREE….. It will be a fun and informative class with lots of tips to help you be a more successful gardener.I will repost the entire class lister in the very near future….. Happy March…. Doug (Redmond Greenhouse 4101 S. Hwy. 97 Redmond 541-548-5418 firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to dust off the shovel and think spring……….. We have lots of spring colors in our greenhouse that are just waiting to adorn you kitchen table or the entrance to your home….. Spring color just does a body good………. mind and soul……….. Not really a bad winter but when March rolls onto the calendar gardeners are just ready to go…
Lots of new and exciting garden seed in plus we were able to secure a big seed rack from Seed Savers Exchange……. Heirloom Seeds……. wow. I think you will be happy if you are an organic veggie and herb grower. I might advise that you get in early to secure your picks so as not to be dissapointed during the rush of the season… We will try to keep it re-stocked…. On a related note we have also secured several varieties of Oregon’s own… Nickols Seed… dang…… They also provide organic, natural, and heirloom seed.
Looks to me that this will be another year of the “edibles”. Fruit trees, small berries, veggies, and lots of garden fresh herbs……… Oh my…. Our garden center is already loaded with many items with more on the way……we are ready for your visit… It is a GREAT time to plant with all this wonderful weather.
Don’t forget that we still carry bulk potting soil as well as our popular organic compost….. Our selection of organic products is second to none……. Growing natural is our way
Keep watching for and email concerning upcoming classes …. should be starting on March 19th….. 11:00-12:00… our Saturday morning in the garden series…. FREE of charge… call for details if you need and reserve seating.
Happy March and hope to see you soon……… I’m down on my knees out in the garden… Praying for a wonderful spring……. Thanks for your time… Doug
Redmond Greenhouse 4101 S. Hwy. 97 Redmond Or 97756 541-548-5418
WHAT: Redmond Friday Farmer’s Market
WHERE: Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. Highway 97, Redmond, OR 97756; Mapquest link: http://mapq.st/h3XiBV
WHEN: Friday 3 - 7pm, Rain or Shine! Start Date: May 27th End Date: October 7th
WHO: Vegetable and Ornamental Flower Growers; Beef, Lamb, Goat and Poultry Producers; Artisan Cheese and Bread Makers; Coffee/tea and other food prepared by on site vendors. There will not be any arts and crafts vending at this market.
HIGHLIGHTS: Weekly featured farmer paired with a local chef to demonstrate recipes and offer samples. We will also have live music.
Space Fee: $20 - $30 on a sliding scale. The fees will be used to pay musicians and help promote the market through t-shirts and other promotional materials. Fees will also be used towards any additional insurance cost the Redmond Greenhouses may have.
Who we are
A dynamic farmer’s market at the Redmond Greenhouses with the support of owner, Doug Stott, is being cultivated by Cher Sullivan of Cada Dia Cheese and community member Jaymie Exley.
Cher currently lives nearly off the grid in Prineville after relocating 2 years ago from New Mexico. She and husband Pat have been making artisan cheese for nearly 10 years. Cher is an accomplished banjo player and will be coordinating the musicians.
Jaymie lives in Redmond and brings the experience of vending poultry and pork at the Bend Farmer’s Markets and as a produce vendor in Vancouver, BC. She has worked on a variety farms from BC to Mexico and has been a long time loyal farmer’s market customer and advocate. Jaymie will be coordinating vendors and volunteers.
Doug, a Native Oregonian, is a familiar friendly face in the organic gardening arena. He host a weekly Saturday morning radio program on KBND and is a regular contributor on COTV with his program High Desert Gardening. Doug is providing the market site for free. However, additional insurance cost will be shared among the participating vendors. This should only be a few dollars and is currently being researched. Doug will also be promoting the market and our vendors through his many media channels.
Our Customer Base
We will, of course be drawing from Redmond residents as well as the outlying communities of Terrebonne, Tumalo and Powell Butte. Our other customers will include the many folks who work in Redmond and live in Bend. The location at the south end of the city is convenient for these commuters. Our hours also will serve them well.
We also anticipate folks visiting nearby Smith Rock to visit the market. Our research has indicted many of the climbers and campers there have been driving to Bend with the specific intention of going to the farmer’s market.
We will be set up to accept WIC and SNAP (also known as food stamps) to accommodate our low income community members.
The easy in-and-out of the location and our Friday afternoon/evening hours make it accessible for people heading to and from the area for the weekend.
What We Need From You
We are looking for commitment, collaboration and consistency. We’re looking to start strong and to give the market the feeling of a weekly upbeat event. We understand that we only get one chance to make a first impression with our customers. We have local chefs lined up who are willing and excited to partner with our producers. We also understand that if you aren’t making money it’s difficult to commit to showing up. Your long term commitment will help us create a win/win situation.
We also need a balanced number of type of producers. This means we need variety. We will be accepting our vendors in a way that does not lean to heavily on one type. Priority will be given to those who are willing to commit.
Our experience has taught us the consumer responds to abundance. We have many small vegetable producers in Central Oregon. And by small we mean they have a consistent limited quantity of a few items. For example, a few heads of lettuce, bunches of cilantro or carrots. These growers are a vital part of our community. We will be asking them to share space/partner with other growers who may have the same or similar product. We will show you how to display and inventory your product to avoid internal conflict and to ultimately have a profitable experience for all.
About the Sliding Scale
The space fee for any producer able to pay in advance will be $20. We greatly appreciate this as it will provide us with some funding outside of our own pockets to get promotional materials ordered.
We will also consider net sales as a decider for the fee. And will be depending on the integrity of the individual producer to determine what is fair.
: Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns to email@example.com.
We will respond within a day or two of receipt. If you need to speak with someone, please call Jaymie at 541-604-5156
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