We brought some of our shrubs and perennials to our first day back at the Chestertown Farmers’ Market last Saturday (March 27th). It is great to be back, and we plan to return each week with our sustainably grown produce, veggie and herb starts, and Unity grown native plants. Look for us at the corner of High and Cross Streets next to Memorial Row. Sarah, our produce farmer, will send out a notice each week by email listing what we currently have available. This is the earliest we’ve ever started attending the Chestertown Market and so we still have fairly limited offerings, but that will soon change. This week we plan to have a limited amount of arugula and mesclun plus spinach, lettuce, carrots, and cilantro with herb plants including sweet basil (which I would keep inside for another month), dill, marjoram, curly parsley, flat-leaf parsley, sage, German winter thyme, creeping thyme and vegetable 6-packs of bok choy, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, curly kale, lacinato kale, lettuce, and swiss chard. We’ll continue bringing a selection of the native plants we are growing to the market each week to highlight what is looking good.
Now is a great time to plant trees, perennials, shrubs, and cool-weather veggies, fruits and herbs. We have heirloom seeds from Seed Savers’ Exchange, strawberry crowns, horseradish roots, blueberries, figs, apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees with peach trees coming soon. We have been busy these last couple of weeks restocking the nursery with a wide selection of perennials, shrubs and trees. I just came in from helping to unload a trailer of beautiful B&B (balled and burlapped) trees of Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown’, Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’ dogwood, Cornus ‘Stellar Pink’ dogwood, Ilex x ‘Emily Bruner’ holly, and Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’, and there are many more trees still on their way.
We look forward to seeing you out at Unity Church Hill Nursery or now at the Chestertown Farmers' Market!
Theresa Mycek, Plant Production Manager
Unity Church Hill Nursery