Elmhurst church to host eighth annual Organic Vegetable and Herb Seedlings Sale

  • Church members Gail Ogdon, Dorothy Hamby and Margaret Chittaro show off some of the seedlings waiting for pick up at the 2021 Organic Seedlings Sale.

    Church members Gail Ogdon, Dorothy Hamby and Margaret Chittaro show off some of the seedlings waiting for pick up at the 2021 Organic Seedlings Sale. Courtesy of Karen Pachyn

 
 
Updated 1/5/2022 4:47 PM

The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elmhurst has launched their eighth annual Organic Vegetable and Herb Seedlings Sale early this year.

Because their grower has moved the deadline for submitting preorders up, all orders need to be in by Monday, Feb. 28.

 

Note: This is one month earlier than in the past.

The online store is now open to give gardeners plenty of time to think about what they'd like to grow this summer.

Once again, seedlings will be provided by West Star Organics.

West Star Farm LLC (DBA West Star Organics) is a certified organic grower of high-quality spring starter plants. Their 40-acre property in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, has been certified since the inception of the National Organic Program in 1999. It will be providing plants in 3.5-inch containers.

Many old favorites will be available as well as some fun new varieties.

Bags of the growing mix and compost West Star Organics uses to grow their own plants will also be available to preorder.

Seedlings are USDA Certified Organic.

Even the growing mix and compost are organic, helping you to be successful in growing strong, healthy food for your family.

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You can place your order and pay using your credit card on the church website at www.elmhurstucc.org/store.

You also will find a hardcopy order form there which you can print out and send to the church office with cash or check, if you prefer.

More detailed instructions are provided on the website.

Remember -- all orders must be completed no later than Feb. 28.

Proceeds benefit the church's general fund.

Seedlings will be available for pick-up on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Green Garden Fair to be held in the church parking lot at 235 S. Kenilworth, Elmhurst.

Those picking up their seedlings on May 7 will be able to stop and visit with exhibitors at the fair who will be sharing information about living sustainably.

For more information about the Seedlings Sale or the Green Garden Fair, contact the church at elmhurstucc@sbcglobal.net or by calling (630) 832-2580.

Follow the church at www.facebook.com/FirstCongregationalUCCofElmhurst/.

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