Elmhurst Church to Host Eighth Annual Organic Vegetable and Herb Seedling Sale

The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elmhurst launched its eighth annual sale of organic vegetable and herb plants earlier this year.

Because their producer has extended the deadline for submitting pre-orders, all orders must be received by Monday, February 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 would like to grow this summer.

Again, the 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 supply plants in 3.5-inch containers.

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

Bags of potting soil and compost that West Star Organics uses to grow their own plants will also be available for pre-order.

The seedlings are certified organic by the USDA.

Even the potting soil and compost are organic, which helps you successfully grow strong, healthy foods for your family.

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

There you will also find a paper order form that you can print out and send to the church office by cash or check, if you prefer.

More detailed instructions are provided on the website.

Remember, all orders must be completed no later than February 28th.

The profits go to the general fund of the church.

Seedlings will be available for pickup on Saturday May 7 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Green Garden Fair to be held in the church parking lot at 235 S. Kenilworth, Elmhurst.

Those who collect their seedlings on May 7 will be able to stop and visit exhibitors at the show who will share information on sustainable living.

For more information on the Seedling Sale or the Green Garden Fair, contact the church at el[email protected] or by calling (630) 832-2580.

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

Jerry B. Hatch