The Farm Dirt

Stop Procrastinating!
Time to Sign Up for Cheesy Fun!

(The deadline to sign-up to compete is high noon on Thursday, March 17)

Third Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational

is March 19th at 11am in the garden center.
While 'Burning Down the House' is full, there are still a few spots left in 'Just Like Mom Used to Make' and 'Cooking Up A Storm.' Whether you are a professional, a grilled cheese enthusiast of any sort, or your mom made the best grilled cheese ever, this Saturday's event is for YOU!

We have seven distinguished judges lined up to taste and evaluate competitors' gooey creations, and some great prizes
to be won in each category.
Compete, or just come out to

cheer on the chefs in this exceptionally cheesy and fun
timed competition.

For more information or to sign up, click here.


Dr Hinson's amazing creation from 2010's contest.

You might be interested to know that Bartlett's Grilled Cheese Invitational is not the original and we got this great idea from Tim Walker, the originator and instigator of the national event. Because he thinks we are cool, he has given us his blessing to hold our own version of this wacky event.
However, his version is even wackier!
The 2nd 8th annual (yes, you read that right) Original Grilled Cheese Invitational will take place on April 11 in Los Angeles, CA. To see more about this event, click here!

The Original

The Garden Center is Open!


Enjoy perennials in pots now, then plant them outdoors and enjoy them again next year!

Farm Grown Oval


Ranunculus are back.

Farm Grown Oval

garden center

We DIG DIRT and have lots of useful tools and fun gardening stuff so you can share your love of gardening!

The garden center greenhouse is open and staffed
10-6 Monday through Saturday

Monday - Saturday 10-6
Beginning April 11
Open Every Day 10-6 (Including Sunday)

Closed Easter Sunday
Beginning April 29
Open 8-6 Every Day
Succulent Sugar Plums and Super Citrus
sugar plum
If you are only familiar with sugar plums from a certain Christmas story, you deserve to taste the real thing. It's no wonder people were dreaming of them in winter! They are a treat!

Kishu Mandarins
They are the size of a walnut, seedless, easy to peel, with a very high natural sugar content.
The perfect lunch box snack!
Minneola Oranges

Nicknamed "Honeybell" because of its bell shape, the Minneola is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Its large size and slightly elongated "neck" make it easy to recognize. The most popular of the tangelos, seedless Minneolas are brimming with sweetly tart juice.

Love Gardening?

Until the weather warms up, we can only dream and research what we are going to plant. Here's something to help keep you excited about gardening.

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