Wednesday, May 6, 6:30-8:30. Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring your favorite poem to read/share. It’s spring, time to rediscover how wonderful poetry is! Let Jim know if you’re coming.

Tuesday, May 12, 6:45-8:00. Diana Rogers. Paleo! Diana will talk about all things Paleo, her life on the farm, what led to her writing her new book called Eating Paleo, Deliciously. Of course we’ll have copies of Diana’s new book, and, yes, she’ll answer your questions about Paelo. Limited to 60 people, so come in or call 978-371-7573 to reserve your free chair.

Tuesday, June 2, 6:45-8:15. Tom Dadant, Detox and Cleansing. Why do we need to do a body cleanse? Don’t our bodies already know how to do that? Explore the finer points of helping your body do what it already knows how to do with Tom, who got his start as an organic farmer in Hawaii years ago, but has been the national educator for Planetary Herbals for 22 years now (he calls himself a “storyteller!”) Limited to 60 people, so come in or call 978-371-7573 to reserve your free chair.

Plants! Want herbs? Want vegetable seedlings?
We’ve got three great farms coming so you can buy directly from the grower. They’ll be outside on our sidewalk at the times listed below. Come support them, please!

Saturday, May 16, 10:00-2:00. Elena and Karl, Crooked Row Farm, Concord. We love Elena and Karl, and are lucky that Elena works in our store when it’s snowy outside. Dedicated to sustainable and organic practices, they’ll bring potted lettuce, chard, brassicas, and, if you’re lucky (!) squash and cukes.

Saturday, May 23, 10:00-2:00, Jenny and Barbara, Boston-based Muddy River Farm. Organic potted medicinal herb seedlings. I met these ladies last year at Herbstalk in Somerville, and they do a fabulous job.  Check them out at or on Facebook.

Saturday, May 30, 10:00-2:00, Leslie, Sweet Autumn Farm. Right next door in Carlisle, Leslie has been bringing fabulous organic, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and eggplants to our store for a few years now. My fave tomatoes last year? Green Doctor and a wonderful, slightly fuzzy peach tomato. [For my early, early tomatoes, I buy the 4th of July variety from Ray at Applefield Farm.]