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2021 Plant Sale

A new catalog and the ability to place advance orders online will be available in February. As in 2020, we plan to accept a reduced number of advanced orders in 2021 because of the pandemic. Details coming here and in the newsletter in February.

Regular Sale at Dawn Farm

We spent a great deal of time last year planning how to safely hold our sale during the pandemic and it worked quite well. The Project Grow plant sale team plans for the 2021 sale to follow the same format as the 2020 sale. The sale will be organized so shoppers can maintain social distancing. To make this work smoothly, we ask that you please read though what to expect at the sale. Like everything else in our lives right now, the plant sale will be very different.

  • The sale will be one day only, Saturday May 8th 10am-4pm. 
  • If you come right at 10am, expect to wait in line. We believe shoppers arriving a bit later will not have to wait very long as customers have time to disperse into the sale.
  • We cannot provide change, so please bring a check and your own pen, or cash in sufficient denominations, or consider the difference a donation.
  • You must bring your own boxes, bags or flats to take your purchases home. 
  • To ensure social distancing, shoppers will move through the sale in one direction only. Plants will be laid out in the order they appear on the advance order form. 
  • Please look through our catalog and decide what you would like to purchase before coming to the sale. We recommend you print the advance order form and use that as a shopping list since the plants will be laid out in the same order as the form. Bring this form with you to the sale.
  • Parts of the sale will be outside so dress for the weather.
  • Please wear a mask. This protects you as well as other shoppers and our volunteers.
  • To be safe, please assume that the plants have been handled by other shoppers.
  • As lines are inevitable and social distancing is crucial for everyone's safety, we urge shoppers to please leave their children safely at home.
  • No restrooms. The Dawn Farm residential building is on lockdown. Visitors cannot enter the building and this includes using the restrooms. 
Plants will be arranged in blocks of 6 flats. Each block will contain two or three varieties and will be separated from the next block by 6 feet. The hoop house and pavilion will each hold rows of these blocks separated by wide aisles.
***To ensure social distancing, flow through the sale will be in one direction only.***
The blocks of plants will be laid out in the same order as they appear on our advance order form. Because shoppers will not be able to back up, we suggest you decide ahead of time what you want, mark your choices on an advance order form and bring it with you to the sale. Then you can then walk through the sale one time and pick out what you want. 
If you change your mind about a selection that you picked out (and you can't go back to replace it where it belongs), please hold on to it anyway. These unwanted plants can be placed into the "Changed My Mind" tray at the checkout table.

Things to bring to the sale
  • Plan what you want to buy and write down your choices on the order form. 
  • Boxes or bags to bring home your purchases.
  • Dress for the weather and be prepared for cold, rain and wind.
  • A mask.
  • NO CHANGE WILL BE PROVIDED! Bring a check and pen or sufficient cash.
Here are some important links to help you.
Thank you all so much for your support!