March Edible Plant Sale @ Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

Marjoram, mint, and more 🌱

📸: Tilth Alliance

📆 Saturday, March 16th
⏰ 9 am – 3 pm
🎟 Free to attend
📍Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands: 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle

Tucked a few blocks off Rainier Avenue is Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, the largest urban farm in the city. Co-run by Tilth Alliance and Friends of Rainier Beach and Urban Wetlands and owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation, the farm is home to nature trails, annual and perennial veggies, raised beds, greenhouses, and more. 

The farm is hosting its March Edible Plant Sale to celebrate spring’s arrival, an ideal opportunity to grab things good for growing in your garden this season. They’ll have hundreds of varieties of veggies, herbs, pollinator plants, and edible flowers for visitors to pick up. Newbie gardeners can buy easy-to-grow plants like peas and lettuce, while more experienced green thumbs can choose from heirloom plants like Walla Walla onions and Red Express cabbage. Catnip, parsley, marjoram, mint, and oregano are among the herbs available (I recommend picking up some salad burnet, which tastes just like cucumbers and adds a delicious freshness to a pitcher of cold water). And maybe you’d like to get some pretty and edible pansies, candulas, or violas to decorate your springtime teacakes?

With a garden of edible delights such as this one, it’s important to come prepared. Plants are priced in the $5-15 range, with most falling between $5-8 (cash, debit, credit, Fresh Bucks, and EBT are accepted forms of payment). There will be no parking in or on the streets directly surrounding the farm, so make sure you’ve got a parking spot or light rail plan secured. Tilth Alliance recommends planning out your shopping list ahead of time and urges visitors to bring wagons, carts, boxes, and flats to safely transport your green goods to and from your mode of transportation. And because it’s a farm, there’s minimal cover and sidewalks, so slap on your rain gear and waterproof boots. It’s gardening time!

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.