Upstream Gardens

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Daily hours ended until Spring
Remember, we may not have daily hours over the winter, but we are rarely unavailable if you need honey or sweet potatoes. Call or text 515-957-1303, or message us on Facebook Messenger to set up a time if you need anything.
We got a Greenhouse
We will be putting up a greenhouse this winter and hopefully will have plant starts next spring in addition to our normal lineup of products. More details to come when we know timing for sure.
Get started with bees!
I Still have a lot of extra equipment I got from a retiring beekeeper. I will be selling full setups again next spring. Watch for the new Bees and Honey page on the website for details and prices. Discounts available for purchases of 5 or more hives or nucs.
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.
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.
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