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MSU Farm to hold annual spring plant sale following CDC guidelines

Apr 15, 2020

Credit Morehead State University

Morehead State’s Derrickson Agricultural Complex, also known as the University Farm, will hold its annual flower and vegetable plant sale April 25-26, May 1-3 and May 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

In light of the ongoing threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), those who plan to come to the plant sale are encouraged to schedule an appointment so the number of people in the greenhouse can be controlled to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Appointments can be made at http://bit.ly/2K2aeO0 

Curbside assistance will also be available for those who can’t schedule a time. Customers will park their vehicles near the greenhouse, and an employee will show them a book of all the flowers and vegetables with pictures and descriptions. Customers will tell the employee what plants they want and how many, employees will fill the order, accept payment and load purchases into customers’ vehicles.

Cash and check are the only forms of payment that will be taken.

Zach Clymer, MSU horticulture, fruit and orchard specialist who oversees the plant sale, said the plant sale is the horticulture program’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund other projects throughout the year, such as summer blueberry and blackberry sales, beekeeping and honey production, and operations at Browning Orchard.  

“It’s important for the public to come to the plant sale because the funds made from this sale support our other endeavors at the greenhouses,” Clymer said. “We also provide a quality plant at an affordable price, and the variety of plants we grow is difficult to find at big box stores.” 

Annual flowers, heirloom vegetable plants, herbs and hanging baskets of ferns, flowers and tomatoes will be available, including 30 varieties of tomatoes, 15 varieties of peppers and 30 varieties of flowers.  

For more information about the plant sale, contact Clymer at zoclymer@moreheadstate.edu or call 859-242-6838.

For information about programs in MSU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences, visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/agriculture or email agsi@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2662.