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Organic produce available from WSU starting May 27

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

radishes-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The Eggert Family Organic Farm at Washington State University will hold its first farm sale of the season 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 27. The farm is located on Animal Sciences Road, just off Terra View Road, and directly behind the WSU Bear Center near Grimes Way.

Rhubarb, lettuce, spinach, kale, arugula, radishes and tomato plants will be for sale. Sales will continue at the farm during the same hours every Friday through late October.

In a change from the last six years, the farm will not be at the mid-week Pullman Farmer’s Market.

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Rhubarb at the organic farm at WSU.

“We’d like the community to come out and explore our farm,” said farm manager Brad Jaeckel. “We’re here to answer questions and let people know how their food is grown.”

As the season progresses, the farm will sell a variety of berries in addition to mainstays like tomatoes, garlic and other fruits and vegetables. Cut flowers will be available in the u-pick garden.

In coming years, once fruit trees mature, a variety of tree fruits will be available for sale.

“We’re getting more established,” Jaeckel said of the farm, now in its third season. “Everything is just a little further along and growing well.”

The farm also features a community supported agriculture program, though it is sold out for the 2016 season.

 

 

Contact:
Bradley Jaeckel, WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm manager, 509-335-5893, jaeckel@wsu.edu

 

 

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