MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Farmers’ Market started its annual schedule on Could 18th on the backside of sixth Avenue and Stroming Highway adjoining to the Mariposa Creek Parkway in lovely downtown Mariposa (see map under).

The market can be each Wednesday night from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. by way of October.

Regionally grown fruit and veggies — many natural — are supplied from numerous distributors, however that’s not all. Crafts, ready items, info cubicles, and extra could be discovered below completely different sales space canopies.

One recurring info sales space is the UCCE Grasp Gardeners of Mariposa County. Skilled volunteers of the UC Grasp Gardener Program present sensible and correct horticultural info to residence gardeners.

No matter whether or not your inquiries are about rising fruits and veggies, coping with pest, landscaping, wildfire mitigation, decorative vegetation, water-saving methods, soil enchancment, the Grasp Gardeners can be there to advise you.

Their volunteer workers promotes profitable and sustainable gardening practices by offering residence gardeners with research-based info from the College of California and different educational or authorities establishments.

If the Grasp Gardeners on the info sales space can not reply your questions on the spot, the workers will entry an in depth analysis library, join with College of California Agricultural Advisors, and even view garden specimens to take a more in-depth take a look at your property garden pest and vegetation issues. As soon as the analysis is finished, they are going to contact you with strategies and data.

Image of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival logo. Moreover, the volunteers have details about occasions and group tasks that the Grasp Gardeners take part in. Study extra in regards to the Plant-A-Row program, the Mariposa Creek Parkway Demonstration Backyard, the Grasp Gardener’s annual Plant & Backyard Artwork gross sales, together with native occasions such the Mariposa Butterfly Competition and the Mariposa County Honest.

They will even let you know how YOU can change into a UCCE Grasp Gardener too!

So while you’re selecting up some regionally grown veggies and treats on the Farmers’ Market, convey your questions or specimens to the Grasp Gardener sales space and see how the Grasp Gardeners can help you with useful gardening info.

About UC Grasp Gardeners of Mariposa County

UC Grasp Gardeners of Mariposa County are situated at 5009 Fairgrounds Highway, Mariposa. For extra gardening and occasion info, go to their web site or Fb web page (UC Grasp Gardeners of Mariposa County).

UC Grasp Gardeners workers a helpline serving Mariposa County, together with Greeley Hill, Coulterville, and Lake Don Pedro. Please contact them at 209-966-7078 or by way of e-mail at mgmariposa@ucdavis.edu.

Take heed to them on the radio at KRYZ 98.5 FM on Wednesdays at 2 p.m and Saturdays at 5 p.m.

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See you on the market!

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