The weather report calls for a sunny day Saturday and if it’s making your green thumb itchy New North Greenhouses is where you need to be.
They are having their annual “Hello Spring” event. This is the 5th year for the event that attracts a crowd 300-500 people between 10am and 3pm.
Vendors including Johnson Farmers Market, Thomson Strawberries, and Rich Zest Foods will be on site selling preserves, baking, and fresh eggs to name just some of the items.
The Sault Potters Guild, Jane of all Trades, Tiffany Runge Stained Glass, and Rhonda McCaig, Stamped Cards will also be selling their wares. Rhonda also has a child’s activity planned. The kids will be busy with other activities as well the Art Gallery of Algoma and Clean North have some fun planned. And it wouldn’t be any fun without Perfectly Painted Faces.
The kids will also be able to plant a pansy to take home thanks to New North Greenhouses.
Experts will also be on hand to talk gardening including the Sault Horticultural Society, Master Gardeners, and Planetary Pride.
Two of this year’s exhibitors have the needs of others on their minds. The Fallen Fruit Project ‘s goal is to collect fruit that is grown but not harvested and left to fall from the tree. The gathered fruit is then distributed to places that can make use of it like the Soup Kitchen or the Neighbourhood Resource Centre.
Colin Templeton will be at “Hello Spring” for the first time, letting people know about his Food Bank Farm. Templeton grow food to distribute to those in need.
While you’re pursuing the Greenhouses you will be entertained by musician Roman Perdun.
While New North owner, Susan Richards says planting season will be delayed by 2-3 weeks this year due to the late start of spring, “It’s always Spring in the Greenhouse.”
And to get you in the mood for gardening is offering 20% off seeds.
Check out Saultonline’s coverage of last years event here.