CREATING AND MANAGING FOOD FORESTS FOR SAN JUAN ISLAND

Our nursery at Thornbush provides the fruit, nut and berry plants for food forests on San Juan Island.  Food Forests are orchards designed in the image of the savanna or open woodland ecosystem. Apples, plums and other fruits are planted in groupings that mimic natural systems, with berry bushes and herbs in the understory.

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OUR BOOTH AT THE FARMERS MARKET

 

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PLANT SALES AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Come find me at the Farmers Market at Brickworks in Friday Harbor.

Here are some of the plants I bring to market:

Aronia Berry: great for juicing, high in antioxidants.

Blueberry: North Blue, Blue Crop, Chandler, Chippewa, Patriot, Toro, Duke, Jersey…

Arbutus unedo, standard and compact forms: Great evergreen, fruit good in preserves.

Indian plum: native shrub, whose flowers are the first to open in spring.

Red-flowering currant: native shrub, whose flowers bring the hummingbirds north.

Lindens, bigleaf and littleleaf: Tasty young leaves for salads, flowers for tea.

Jostaberry: a cross between black currant and gooseberry, this is a prolific and tasty berry.

Hosta lancifolia: nice leaves for salads

Wintergreen: evergreen groundcover whose berries taste like wintergreen lifesavers!

Rhubarb: the classic spring time pie making plant.

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