Freaks of the Garden Sale 2017
This is an amazing and fun sale for those of us who are crazy about plants. This will be our tenth Peaceful Belly Plant Sale.
Boise: May 6-7 and 13-14, from 9 am to 5 pm at Peaceful Belly Farm on 14055 N. Broken Horn Road, in the Dry Creek Valley
We started our annual plant sale all by accident. The first year we sold just the extra tomato plants we had left over on the farm. We held the sale in the front yard of a little house we were renting on 16th Street in Boise. All of the plants sold in an hour and we knew right then and there that Boise was hungry for tomatoes. Thus, the Freaks of the Garden were born!
We raise over 170 types of tomatoes from seed, 80 types of peppers, squash, melons, eggplants, herbs, and so much more. It seems a little crazy but we want the folks in our community to understand the massive diversity in the agricultural plant world. Commercial agriculture causes many plant species to become extinct by not growing them for consumers. It is easier for farmers to grow just a few varieties of tomatoes for commercial sale but this practice causes major damage to the preservation of seeds and the diversification of plant species. It is up to small farms and home gardens to save these precious jewels for the future. Every time you grow an heirloom plant and save the seeds, you are doing your part to help preserve seeds for the future.