On The Road - Summer 2018

Morningsun is on the road for the next two weeks!  We will be selling plants at two great events the next two Saturdays, and participating in a wonderful ag event here at our nursery.

On Saturday,  July 28th we will be at the Festival of Fruit in the Valley of Heart’s Delight.  Located at the Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave in Campbell (just south of Santa Clara) this event is hosted by the California Rare Fruit Growers Association.  The talks are sold out, but the vendors are free admission and open to the public all day, from 8 am – 4 pm.  There are many great nurseries, seed companies and services that will be at the event.  Since the April event that we normally go to in San Jose was cancelled this year, we missed seeing many of our regular South Bay customers.   If you live in the South Bay or Santa Cruz area, we hope you will come out and spend the day with us.  The parking is good and admission is free.  And if you were lucky enough to sign up for all the great speakers, be sure to stop by and say hi!  For more information visit http://festivalofruit.org/

On Saturday August 4th there are two great events Morningsun will be participating in.  First, what we consider the premier event for gardeners in the Sacramento Valley, Harvest Day.  Located at Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oak Blvd in Fair Oaks, the event truly is a Gardeners Dream Day.  The Sacramento County Master Gardeners have an amazing demonstration garden, where you can view all the latest gardening techniques for vegetables, fruit trees, grapes, herbs, composting, irrigation and more.  Free talks all morning, short gardening demonstrations throughout the day, educational tables on everything from wild bird habitats, California native plants, fruit and citrus trees, permaculture, urban forests, the historic rose garden, organic gardening, mosquito control, beekeeping, food preservation…the list goes on and on.  And of course, plants for sale!  Admission is free, lots of great parking, the event is under beautiful oak trees – you can tell from my description, we really love this event.  I always tell new gardeners, this is a great place to start.  Check out the full listing of the event at http://sacmg.ucanr.edu/Harvest_Day/.

If you are looking for a day in the country on Saturday, August 4th, then come on out to Morningsun Herb Farm as part of our first annual Open Farm Day.  We think Pleasants Valley Rd is heaven on earth, so we are helping to highlight the agricultural bounty of Vacaville.  The newly formed Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association is highlighting four farms along and near Pleasants Valley Rd.  Visit the original Pleasants Ranch, rarely open to the public and now a Solano County Land Trust Property, and learn more about how agriculture came to the Vacaville area.  The best part is you can learn the history from the granddaughter of Mr. Pleasants (and my fourth grade teacher!!).  Be Love Farm will be giving farm tours of their organic farm, and their new farm stand with all kinds of great organic produce will be open.   Soul Food Farm will be having talks on chickens and honey, live music and plenty of great places for picnicking.  And here at Morningsun at 11 am and 1 pm, Will Brazelton of Brazelton Ranch will be giving a talk and demonstrating peach tree pruning.  Brazelton Ranch is one of our oldest farms in the county, and their peaches, apricots and mandarins are to die for.  Get all of your fruit tree questions answered!  And from 1 pm to 3 pm you can take photos with the world famous Morningsun Herb Farm donkeys, everyone’s real reason for visiting Morningsun!  For more information visit www.PleasantsValleyAgricultureAssociation.com