We've decided to start going to our local farmer's markets to meet the growers and support them firsthand. (We shop at Berkeley Bowl, a great source for local produce, but one step away from the growers themselves).
Last Tuesday, we headed over to the Berkeley Farmer's market. Luckily it's spring/summer, so a few of the local growers had some of their flowers out to sell. I came upon Blue Heron Farms and their bouquets of organic flowers were beautiful. They had bells of ireland, sunflowers, cornflowers and dahlias. I am definitely going to use their flowers in the Green Gala show and fundraiser for the botanical gardens next weekend.
Blue Heron Farms are members of the California Certified Organic Farmers and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers.
For information about Blue Heron Farms, check out their listing at localharvest.org
Market Schedule and Location:
TUESDAYS- BERKELEY 2:00-7:00
WEDNESDAYS- SANTA CRUZ 2:30-6:30 Cedar St., behind logos
THURSDAYS- MONTEREY 2:30-6:00 Monterey Penninsula College
SATURDAYS: APTOS 8:00am-12:00 Cabrillo College Lot F, BERKELEY 10:00am-2:00pm, PALO ALTO 8:00am-12:00 (May through December)