SPRINGFIELD, Ore -- Food for Lane County's Youth Farm is gearing up for its annual summer plant sale.
Organizers say the organically grown veggie, flower and herb starts are perfect for summer gardens. There are more than 70 varieties of tomatoes, over 50 varieties of peppers (hot and sweet), basil, cucumbers, squash, sunflowers, beans, peas, sweet corn, parsley, nasturtiums, zinnias and more.
FFLC's Youth Farm teaches at-risk teens how to grow fruits and veggies for the farm stand. Plus, the teen workers also helped get the starts ready for this year's big summer sale.
"One part of our mission is to teach people how to grow food and to encourage people to be a part of food production. So, by getting them to the farm and helping them learn about what we do, that is part of it. By sending plants home with them, then we are trying to encourage them to grow their own food," said Michaela Hammer, FFLC's Youth Farm Field Coordinator.
The annual plant sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Youth Farm located at 705 Flamingo Avenue in Springfield.
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