Join a farmer work-trade co-op
Farmer Dave’s Work-Trade Cooperative allows members to work in a garden two hours per week and then reap the rewards with a basket of freshly picked veggies.
An individual share membership is $40 and a family share membership is $80.
Work hours for June are 7-10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays; for July, 6-9 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.
Ready for harvest now are fresh lettuces, spinach, garlic scapes, red russian kale, flowering thyme, spearmint, rainbow swiss chard, cilantro, sochan greens, magenta lambsquarters, collard greens, sugar snap peas, green onions, elderflowers and occasionally, shiitake mushrooms.
Soon there will be ripe slicing tomatoes, genovese basil, turnips, beets, cherry tomatoes, various colored potatoes, dill, garlic, carrots, squash, zucchini, blackberries, peppers, onions, sweet potatoes, lima beans, green beans, melons, elderberries and more.
The co-op is located at The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill.
For more information visit eco-institute.org.
Garden classes at Logan’s
Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop in Raleigh has two upcoming classes worth catching, both on Saturday, June 10.
From 10-11 a.m. you can learn all about caring for fruiting trees and shrubs in the “Perennial Edibles” class. Then from 11 a.m.-noon, “Urban Harvest: Growing in Raleigh” will teach you the tricks of growing vegetables in small spaces.
The classes are free.
Logan’s is located at 707 Semart Drive in Raleigh. Learn more at logantrd.com.
Endless Yard Sale
It’s almost time again for the Endless Yard Sale, which is even bigger this year, stretching for 100 miles along US 301 through the counties of Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Nash and Harnett.
This year’s sale takes place on June 16-17. Participating in the sale are private individuals, nonprofit groups, small vendors and local businesses featuring collectibles, antiques and more. Individuals will be set up along the route, but many sellers will be located in well-established visitor sites like Riverside Mill in Weldon, the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly and TWM Antiques in Selma.
If you want to cover a lot of ground, organizers recommend you pre-plan your route, decide in advance how much time you want to spend in each area and try to stick with your plan. Also, be patient – and safe – when it comes to parking, especially in more residential areas. Watch out for pedestrians at all times and wear sunscreen.
The yard sale will start at 7 a.m. each day and end around around 5 p.m.
In addition to the yard sale, downtown Smithfield will host concert by the Beatles tribute band Liverpool on the evening of Friday, June 16. They’ll also have games and activities for all ages.
For more information on the yard sale visit 301endlessyardsale.com.