Fusion Farm @ RV Growers and Crafters Market!!!

In life, you can only ever be scared, when you believe in limits.

You can only ever feel lonely, when you stop doing things.

You can only ever become bored, when you no longer follow your heart.

And you can only ever get overwhelmed, when you think the illusions are real.

Whew! Who knew it could be so easy to get back on track?

(This was my “Notes from the Universe” email from the other day. Seems right to me.)

Yee haw!

Just got the word that I successfully juried-in to the extremely happenin’ Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market! This has the potential to be a major game changer for me. Turns out I have to get a nursery license, so I’m waiting for that before I get started there.

I have enjoyed the transient nature of life on the road (literally) with Kat, but I’m happy to have landed. This has been an on-going dream of mine for years, and I believe it is a testament to my firm belief that anything is possible. Anything.

I spent my greenhouse time today transplanting tiny baby pak chois and mustards into peat pots for the market. Then I rolled out to Voorhies Road to drop off some starts at the New Heritage Public Market. I think you should experience this sweet little market scene if you’re out and about, Everett’s got a nice little concept growing out there. My plan is to maintain a space there throughout the season with my stir-fry green starts, as well as, bagged greens. Sooner than later, I’ll have freshly-harvested  stir-fry and Asian salad mixes ready to roll each Saturday for those who missed me on Tuesday and Thursday and/or didn’t make it out to J-ville.

Which brings me to my next point–my revised season schedule:

TUESDAYS IN ASHLAND 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.–RV Growers and Crafters Market, at the New Ashland Armory off East Main. I’m shooting for a May 17 start date.

THURSDAYS IN MEDFORD 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.–RV Growers and Crafters Market, at the Medford Armory on North Pacific Highway. I’m shooting for a May 19 start date.

FRIDAYS IN TALENT–5:30 p.m.-dusk Talent Evening Market, near Talent City Hall. Starts June 3.

SATURDAYS IN J-VILLE–9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jacksonville Saturday Market, on the J-ville Museum grounds. Starts May 7, I’ll be there starting May 14.

SATURDAYS IN PHOENIX–10 a.m.-2 p.m. New Heritage Public Market, Voorhies Road, next to the Voorhies Mansion and EdenVale Winery. I won’t be there, but my starts and veggies will. I just drop stuff off and they sell it for me. Cool, no?!

Wow, that’s a lot, you may be thinking. (Me too). How will she ever pull all that off? (I have no *&%$#@! IDEA, my friends). However, refer to the beginning of this post, and repeat.

I’m just going to. If something changes, I’ll let you know.

Finally, if you happen to have a line on a cheap/almost free pickup, I’m in the market. Driving up and down the valley in my SUV is NOT sustainable. Yesterday after soccer practice I had Luna and her friend double-buckled in the front seat, and Axa laying low in the back with my booth canopy, chairs and his bicycle… Please do not call Child Services, I’m just bein’ real here! Besides, many of you who are subscribers to this blog used to drive down I-5 in the 1970’s  at 95 MPH, puffin’ on a cig with the windows rolled up, swillin’ on an open container, with no seat belts on your kids who were rolling around in the back of the station wagon, so…it could have been worse. Actually, I think I’m describing an amalgam of several different people, memory fades you know… All kidding aside, I need room for kids, better gas mileage, and more space in general that I can get really really dirty.

Just putting it out there, thanks and see you out there soon!

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Daffs and Tomatoes

We will be out on Highway 99 again on Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. I will have Asian green starts, including some stir-fry garden six pack mixes! Kat will have heirloom tomatoes!

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Kat in Our Booths

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Sunshine and Garden Starts in Talent!

Good morning!

Look for us in TALENT TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, in the Organic Grind parking lot (corner of West Valley View and Highway 99). I’ll be there from 2-6 p.m.

It’s a gorgeous day out there so far, and Kat and I will be out with our Asian Greens and Heirloom Tomatoes! Kat has outdone herself this season–her tomatoes are BURLY, green and gorgeous.

I’ve added some Stir-Fry Green 6-Packs, so you can have one of each to harvest from in your garden: Mizuna Mustard, Baby Pak Choi, Red Mustard, Chrysanthemum Green, Joi Choi, and Misome.


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Opening Day Fun in the…Rain.

I suppose it is within the realm of possibilities that Kat and I could have picked a worse day to set up and sell–a blizzard, perhaps…we’ll probably get that tomorrow. But it was 4/20, and that seemed significant somehow as the day we had to start. While we were setting up, my 10×10 easy-up nearly blew down Highway 99, and when I got home, I noticed that my fly had been open all day, so there ya go…Kat and I spent the first hour just looking at eachother and cracking up, willing our fingers to work as the cars sped by through the downpour and the puddles on the highway. Wish I had a photo…

All whining aside, today was so fun. The plants are getting a nice drink, and there’s more snow in the hills which means more water later on. I really enjoy the time I get to spend with Kat, and we always have a lot to talk about–mostly having to do with our serious gardening addictions. We geeked out on timely topics such as when and when not to apply nitrogen, how to make a perfect 6-pack carrier out of a paper Shop ‘n Kart bag, and making pot labels out of used vinyl mini-blinds…

In spite of the weather, a couple brave souls left the warmth of their cars, I made some bucks, and a couple friends came by on their way to ultimate (Thanks Daryl and Lindsey!). For them, I am grateful. Let the season begin!

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Fusion Farm Garden Starts Available in Ashland, Wednesday 4/20!

Red Mustard

My friend Kat and I will be selling our organically grown Asian/salad green and heirloom tomato starts out on Highway 99 today, in front of Jackson Wellsprings, from 3-6 p.m. . Stop by after work, and sign up for regular email updates! COMING SOON: Unique Asian salad and stir-fry mixes with edible flowers.

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Two More Markets

Mizuna & Misome

I have added two markets to my schedule, which will open over the next couple of months:

Jacksonville Saturday MarketLocated at the museum grounds in J-ville. STARTS MAY 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

I will be there starting May 14.

Talent Evening MarketLocated near City Hall in Talent. STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 2, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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Fusion Farm @ New Heritage Public Market!


I will have asian green starts available TOMORROW (Saturday April 16) at the New Heritage Public Market, just off Voorhies Road (next to the Voorhies Mansion and EdenVale Winery). You’ll find the following selection of yummy salad and stir-fry green starts, ready to live in your garden:

Arugula, baby pak choi, beka santoh cabbage, chrysanthemum greens, komatsuna (spinach mustard), mizuna mustard, misome (komatsuna-tatsoi cross), napa cabbage, red romaine lettuce, tatsoi (rosette pak choi), and vitamin green.

Check out this quirky, cool new market (with wine tasting)!


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I am growing!


You can contact me at shantrin@gmail.com Thanks for visiting!

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