Get your greens (and reds and purples)

Veggies are for sale from the campus hoop house and outdoor veggie gardens. All the produce is locally grown, pesticide free and proceeds go directly towards supporting your campus gardens! Available: Kale Greens $4/bag; Basil $3/bag, purple lettuce $4/bag. This week, Chamomile flowers are available for $2 a bag. These flowers have a beautiful scent and can very easily be made into tea. Send an e-mail order to Libby Schmit at schmem01@uwgb.edu. If you do not send your request to this email your order will not be received. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure we have enough produce. Supplies are limited. First come, first serve. Pickup: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Services Plaza or in the University Union near The Phoenix Bookstore, in the event of rain.

Veggie sale. Don’t miss out!

Veggies are for sale from the campus hoop house and outdoor veggie gardens. All the produce is locally grown, pesticide free, and proceeds go directly towards supporting your campus gardens! Available: Kale Greens $4/bag; Basil $3/bag and purple lettuce $4/bag. Send an e-mail order to Libby Schmit at schmem01@uwgb.edu. If you do not send your request to this email we will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure we have enough produce. Supplies are limited. First come, first serve. Pickup: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Services Plaza or in the University Union near The Phoenix Bookstore, in the event of rain.

This week’s veggie sale

Get your veggies from the campus hoop house and outdoor veggie gardens. All the produce is locally grown and pesticide free, with proceeds go directly toward supporting your campus gardens!

AVAILABLE: Swiss chard –  $4/bag (swiss chard has a milder taste than spinach and can be used mixed in salads or cooked in stir fry or any recipe that calls for greens like spinach); Kale Greens – $4/bag; Salad Mixed Greens – $4/bag; Purple Lettuce – $4/bag

ORDER: Supplies are limited. Send an email to Libby Schmit, schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order. Pickup is Wednesday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please go to the Student Services Plaza (the outdoor veggie garden) to pick up your order. In the event of rain, pickup is inside the University Union outside the bookstore.

Reminder: Veggie sale and distribution list

If you would like to receive emails about purchasing vegetables available for sale from UW-Green Bay campus gardens and hoop house on a weekly basis, please send an email to Amy Ibuaka, ibuakaa@uwgb.edu. You will be put on the distribution list for weekly announcements. Most weeks throughout the summer vegetables can be picked-up on Wednesdays, from 11a.m to 1 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza.

Veggie sale updates? Get on the distribution list

If you would like to receive emails about purchasing vegetables available for sale from UW-Green Bay campus gardens and hoop house on a weekly basis, please send an email to Amy Ibuaka, ibuakaa@uwgb.edu. You will be put on the distribution list for weekly announcements. Most weeks throughout the summer vegetables can be picked-up on Wednesdays, from 11a.m to 1 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza.

 

Annual UW-Green Bay Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale is May 12, 2018

Favorites — WI 55, King of the North, Wisconsin Lakes, Pride of Wisconsin, Sheboygan, and Beaver Dam — will be sold

GREEN BAY – Spring must surely be here because it is nearly time for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale.

UW-Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) program is holding this year’s event Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Lab Sciences Greenhouse located on campus at 2350 Lab Sciences Drive (off Nicolet Drive, Green Bay). Doors open at 9 a.m. with numbers passed out starting at 7 a.m. for those who don’t want to stand in line. Most plants are $1.75, with some larger or specialty plants up to $3. Those looking for a specific variety of peppers, herbs or flowers may want to arrive early, but there is always an excellent selection of tomatoes, herbs, and vegetables for those who want to wait until after the rush. The sale ends at 3 p.m.

Unlike other vegetable sales, the UWGB sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties. One of the goals of the sale is to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. This year the sale features 65 different varieties of tomatoes and 50 varieties of peppers, including several bell peppers, as well as mild, medium, hot and scorching hot peppers. There is also a variety of vegetables, lettuce, several different basils, and a collection of flowers. Lists of plants offered and links to descriptions can be found, here.

The sale offers only open pollinated “heirloom” varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that were developed by gardeners over the last 200 years to satisfy the needs of Wisconsin gardeners. The names of some favorite varieties include WI 55, King of the North, Wisconsin Lakes, Pride of Wisconsin, Sheboygan and Beaver Dam, reflecting the dedication to source those varieties best adapted to our northern growing conditions. The sale also offers varieties that you aren’t likely to find elsewhere, including unique vegetables, “old timey” flowers, and, of course, lots of tomatoes and peppers for salsa crafters, home canners, and sandwich and salad artists.

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring in scientists and other speakers that students otherwise would not be able to meet, and to support student research projects as well as travel to conferences where they can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Last year’s sale raised more than $10,000 and supported research on the genetics of wild rice and invasive Phragmites, a study of local aquifer composition and water quality, a survey of the emerald ash borer on the Cofrin Arboretum, collection and analysis of microplastics in the Bay of Green Bay, migration ecology of Lake Whitefish, and development of a website to understand fish diversity in relation to aquatic invasive species. The funds also allow students to travel to scientific meetings and brought internationally recognized scholars to UW-Green Bay for our seminar series.

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Reminder: UW-Green Bay Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale May 12

UW-Green Bay’s annual Heirloom Vegetable Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the greenhouse of the Laboratory Sciences building. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. Numbers for a line will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 and $3 (tax included). Cash or checks only. Also, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences) will have his salsa available for sampling. Come and taste-test the salsa, take a jar or two home and consider donating to the memorial scholarship established to honor the memory of student Katie Hemauer.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay faculty and staff can shop Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale

UW-Green Bay’s annual Heirloom Vegetable Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 in the greenhouse of the Laboratory Sciences building, UW-Green Bay, 2350 Lab Sciences Drive, Green Bay. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 different varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. The biodiversity website has descriptions. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. Numbers for a line will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 and $3 (tax included). Cash or checks only.

UW-Green Bay Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale, May 13

Eggplants, tomatillos, cucumbers, kohlrabi, basil and 35 varieties of flowers

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GREEN BAY – On your mark, get set, let’s garden! Organizers are busy growing thousands of plants in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Lab Sciences Greenhouse to be ready in time for the annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale. Proceeds benefit student research opportunities and activities such as habitat restoration, while bringing in scholars to UW-Green Bay.

Doors open at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2350 Lab Sciences Drive, UW-Green Bay, with numbers passed out beginning at 7:00 a.m. for those who don’t want to stand in line. The sale ends at 3 p.m.

Most plants are $1.75, with some larger or specialty plants up to $3. Those looking for a specific variety of peppers, herbs or flowers might want to be there early, but there is always a great selection of tomatoes, herbs and vegetables for those who want to wait until after the rush.

Unlike other vegetable sales, the UW-Green Bay sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties. One of the goals of the sale is to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. This year the sale features 65 different varieties of tomatoes (4000+ plants), and 60 varieties of peppers (2000+ plants), including eight different bell peppers, as well as mild, medium, hot and scorching hot peppers. Eggplants, tomatillos, cucumbers, kohlrabi, lettuce, six kinds of basil and 35 varieties of flowers will also be for sale. Lists of plants offered and links to descriptions can be found at http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/.

The sale offers only open pollinated “heirloom” varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers that were developed by gardeners over the last 200 years to satisfy the needs of Wisconsin gardeners. The names of some favorite varieties include WI 55, King of the North, Wisconsin Lakes, Pride of Wisconsin, Sheboygan and Beaver Dam, reflecting the dedication to sourcing those varieties best adapted to our northern growing conditions.

There are tomatoes to suit every garden and several new cherry tomatoes: Chocolate Cherry, Coyote, Galina, and Sweet Aperitif, as well as Minibel and Red Robin, two new tiny tabletop tomatoes. Another new variety, Longkeeper, can be stored fresh for 6-12 weeks or more, allowing gardeners to have garden fresh tomatoes well past Thanksgiving.

Among the old favorites is a Polish bell pepper variety called Marta Polka Pepper that is ideal for tough growing conditions. Trinidad Perfume is a sweet Habanaro spice pepper with lots of sweet flavor and a trace of heat. Hot Paper Lantern is a newer habanero that is fiery hot, but has been selected for northern gardens and is more productive than other Habanero peppers with fruits ripening up to 2 weeks earlier. Also stalked are the Carolina Reaper and a new Golden Ghost Pepper.

More varieties of Amaranths have been added for those who are smitten, including a beautiful coral weeping variety and two seed production varieties. All parts of the plant are edible. The small seeds are high in protein and can be used as grain, or cooked like rice or made into porridge, or popped like popcorn. The leaves are high in protein and vitamins and can be used in any recipe that calls for spinach.

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring in scientists and other speakers that students otherwise would not be able to meet, and to support student research projects as well as travel to conferences where they can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Last year’s sale supported habitat restoration in the Bay of Green Bay, population studies on federally endangered Piping Plovers, mapping 500 million year-old rock layers in Northeast Wisconsin and conservation biology of the federally threatened Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,030 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Also on Wednesday: A bountiful SLO sale, indoors

The SLO Food Alliance will move the weekly produce sale indoors Wednesday (Aug. 28). Look for the signs (and the veggies) near the information desk on the main level of the University Union. Stop by the stand after convocation and stock up on healthy vegetables and meal packs for the upcoming holiday weekend. This week, you can find tomatoes, beans, summer squash, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, kale, kohlrabi, edamame, red onions, basil and assorted herbs — all in abundance, all fresh, all available for purchase.