Despite a week of cold rain, it is spring here in Minnesota, and spring means that fresh local produce will soon be available again. In anticipation of that day, I joined my mother for a bit of shopping and behind the scenes snooping at Melon Vine Farm (owned by my cousin) near Pine City, Minnesota.
While it is still too early for spring produce, there are plenty of flowers and tomato plants awaiting homes in local gardens.
Actually, there seemed to be a bit of a petunia takeover underway.
(The tomatoes had guard duty along the perimeter.)
But there were plenty of other plants too, including colorful dahlias, marigolds, geraniums, and coleus.
There were also plenty of seedlings.
I even got to take a sneak peek in back.
Field work is underway, but the first ripe tomatoes of the season will come from here, not the fields.
I can almost taste them.
This post is linked to Floral Friday Fotos.
Melon Vine Farm is currently selling bedding plants, hanging baskets, tomato plants, and other good to grow things. As summer comes there will be a wide variety of vegetables for sale, including cucumbers, melons, sweet corn, and tomatoes. You can find them at the local farmers’ markets or, better yet, stop by the farm (located on Minnesota Highway 70 between I35 and the St. Croix River) on your way to a weekend camping or canoeing excursion this summer. Doesn’t a camp dinner that includes grilled sweet corn and fresh tomatoes sound delicious?