Opening day for the Leola Produce Auction was this past Tuesday, March 22nd! Spring just arrived and it was a beautiful day to drive the short 15 minute drive from the Bed and Breakfast to the Auction. I was delighted to see skid rows of colorful pansies, violas, tulips and daffodils being sold.
There were a few skid lots of lettuce, tomato plants, and some annuals but it was a bit too early to purchase these since I don’t have a greenhouse to hold them until they can be planted outside.
The auction was started in 1985 as a way for local farmers to sell their abundance of produce and plants. The auction is open to individuals as well as garden shops, greenhouses, wholesalers and is a fun way to buy some items in bulk! Go with a friend and buy a flat of flowers or vegetables to share. The auction is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays but will be open more days over the busy summer months.