|Andy beams from a stall full of tubers on a market day.|
But the clock is running. Planting time is looming for the gang at the farm, and tubers of some varieties are running low. For the best selection, now is the time to make your choices and order your dahlia tubers online or, if you're in Western Washington, to stop by the public market at the north end of Capital Way in downtown Olympia.
The Olympia Farmers Market is a fragrant, colorful array of wonderful, fresh produce: fresh greens and salad mixes, the season's first Washington asparagus, root vegetables and fruit delight the senses. Dairy products include farm-fresh milk and artisan cheeses; baked goods include bread, savories and sweets. Fresh, pastured meats, smoked meats, shellfish and seafood are all available. Adding savor are an array of locally-made sauces and salsas.
|Nathanael helps customers choose just the right tubers|
at the farmers' market in Olympia.
Live music and international foods, with a covered area for enjoying them, add to the ambience. It's the kind of friendly space where conversations spring up among folks waiting to be served at the various booths. And speaking of conversations, you'll find more than fine dahlia tubers in the Lynch Creek Farm stall. Ryan, Evé and Nathanael can offer advice about choosing and growing dahlias so your tubers will thrive in your garden.
Buying online? Send the farm your questions. Andy and the staff are happy to help their customers grow the loveliest dahlias possible. But get on with it! It's time to plant!