Event: Womens Institute Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday, 9am – noon

Pemberton Women’s Institute Annual Bake and Plant Sale.
Shop for garden plants, home baking and seed potatoes.
Saturday 4th May – 9am to noon – Legion Parking Lot

For those in the know, it is the best place to pick up Pemberton tested plants and seeds, including famous Pemberton Seed Potatoes, as well as home baking and a concession stand, coffee and goodies inside the Legion. It’s like the pre-cursor to the Farmers Market… after all, in order for there to be fresh produce at your Market, there first needs to be seeds swapped and sold and started. It’s arguably the quintessential Pemberton event, and certainly a delightful way to herald the arrival of gardening season. Plus, the prices have barely changed since the 1970s, making the Plant Sale one of the only inflation-proof things in the world. (PS For instructions in how to grow your own potatoes, the Farmers Institute website has all you need to know.)

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For a brief history of the WI Plant Sale, check out this Q+A with Linda Ronayne from last year. (Photos by Dave Steers.)

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And if you live on the other side of town, head up to Poole Creek, instead.

Poole Creek Plant and Seed Sale

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