[Special Letter about Veggies]

Newsletter 26.1 – Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Cornucopia spilling out with vegetables and fruit, including lettuce, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, ghourds, watermelon, apples, grapes and more

    Carol and I have a long history of vegetable production and I also grew greenhouse tomatoes for two years.  We are all very concerned about safety in food and the advantages of local food production.

    Please be so kind and respond to this newsletter with an e-mail, or a visit and some conversation, or even a letter to let us know what you are thinking.

    1.  Besides growing flowers, would you like us to grow fresh vegetables year-round at our greenhouse, especially lettuce, spinach, and sunflower sprouts.  We may also grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers and perhaps other crops in the greenhouse on a seasonal basis.  We also are thinking about growing some herbs year-round and perhaps fish.

    2.  What do you think about a CSA (community supported agriculture) as part of our flower business.  Would you be interested in coming to our greenhouse weekly to purchase vegetables and/or flowers and perhaps fish?   

    3.  Would you come weekly to purchase your vegetables if we had a farmers market in the parking lot and one that moved inside the greenhouse during the winter?

    We have the knowledge, skills, and facility to start any or all of the above in the greenhouse, but we need a market and that is the purpose of our questions.

    Please be so kind and take the time to let us know your thoughts.  Please pass this on to your friends so we can hear more comments.

    Carol and Ed Knapton, owners of Americas's Best Flowers You’ll Love Your Garden … It’s Our Promise! May the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless
    Edward Knapton says Keep on Smiling!
    Sec – Treasurer Berry Hill Farms, Inc.
    DBA Americas Best Flowers Garden Center
    4311 Vilas Hope Road
    Cottage Grove, WI 53527
    608-222-2269 Fax 608-222-1234 Cell 608-698-5627