The time has almost come for fall planting for the Happy Patch this year. After a season of record sales and customer visits, Stuart Perry wants to ensure that the pace doesn't slow down with the cooler weather.

"Because of the great variety of produce from area farmers, we have been very successful in the market. It has been a great year," notes Stuart. But the market is not relying solely on other local growers. Having kept records on the most popular locally grown vegetables, he's ready to start the next cycle of planting at PWC. Beds are being laid for collards, turnips, Romaine lettuce, mustard, and onions, and the greenhouses are ready for the next crop of the market's ever-popular tomatoes. In addition, landscaping plants, mums, and other fall flower varieties will be available at the market.

In the photo, from left, Travis Milner, Kelvin Mullins, and Edward Brown help cultivate the fall planting beds.

Fall planting

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