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Upstream Gardens is on TV!
The plums episode of Iowa Ingredient was partly filmed at Upstream Gardens. The program was broadcast on Iowa Public Television on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm and Saturday morning, April 15 at 11:30 and is now posted online http://site.iptv.org/iowaingredient and on their YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIfvLbd1kS4xFXLrO2VUbOw
Organic Rye, flash sale
I have acquired a 50 lb. bag of organic rye flour by ordering accident. Best price I find for this online is $1.33\lb. Selling in 1 lb. increments for $1\lb. 20% off if you buy 5 lbs. at a time. You aren't likely going to find a better price. If you like rye bread, this is a great opportunity. It will keep for a long time in the freezer, so stock up.
Get started with bees!
I purchased a ton of used beekeeping equipment from a retiring beekeeper. I have approximately 50 wooden nucs(4 frame) available at $10 ea. without frames or foundation. Frames with or without foundation and some with already drawn comb available from $2 to $10 ea. I also have some extra deeps and honey supers available either with or without frames and foundation. Prices vary. Ask if you have something you need. Some honey supers even available with comb. I have brood transport boxes as well as many other miscellaneous items like feeder jars and queen excluders screened bottoms and covers to clear out of the garage. I will be selling established nucs and full hive setups including bees this spring, but get your orders in now before I sell out. These will be available in any combination of boxes to suit your budget and your needs. They can even include a metal base as pictured if you'd like, but I need time to get them built. Bee prices not set from the suppliers yet, but orders will be due prepaid by mid-January. Early Nucs will be about $120, and established nucs in May\June will run about $165
Free trees to transplant
A company I ordered trees from a few years ago(that I will not call out by name) did a terrible job of meeting the standards in their ad. Boysenberries turned out to be Blackberries, most of the trees were half the size advertised, and now I have found that 10 of the "apple" trees I received are actually flowering crabapple now that they have grown enough to produce. While a crabapple can help with pollination, I don't need that many. I will be pulling these and potting them in the fall after they go dormant and selling them next spring, or if you want to do the work of pulling them, you can have them for free. I would wait until cooler weather, but reserve yours now and I will tag it with your name.
Hours change
Please remember that effective this coming Saturday, September 9th hours on both Saturday and Sunday are 1 PM to 7 PM. We will not be open Saturday mornings the rest of the season.