Raccoon Forks Farms will hold a three-hour pop-up plant sale at its Adel greenhouse on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The greenhouse is located at 401 Visions Parkway, Adel.


“Our seedlings are amazing this year,” said assistant farm manager Maggie Buscher. “And in spite of spring coming so late, these seedlings are perfectly timed and sized for planting.”


Seedlings available include assorted vegetables, herbs, and annual flowers. In line with Raccoon Forks Farms’ “locally-grown, chemical-free” philosophy, all seedlings were grown at the Farms in an organic potting mix.


While most area residents may be familiar with Raccoon Forks Farms’ Redfield farm, many are unaware that the Farms also include a greenhouse in Adel. “Normally, this is a production facility,” reported Buscher. “We’re excited about welcoming visitors for a few hours.”


Raccoon Forks Farms raises produce, eggs, and broiler chickens – and increasingly, seedlings – at farms in Redfield and Runnells. The Farms’ products are sold through community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares and at the downtown Perry farmers’ market, among other venues. Adel’s own Brick Street Books & Café serves as one of the pick-up sites for Raccoon Forks Farms’ CSA shares.


An Optimae LifeServices Microbusiness, the Farms provide employment opportunities and job coaching to individuals with intellectual disabilities and other barriers to employment who wish to work in agriculture.


Questions about the pop-up plant sale or Raccoon Forks Farms can be sent to Harriett Dickey-Chasins at (515) 729-8664 or rforksfarm@gmail.com. Additional information is available at www.raccoonforks.com/raccoon-forks-farms/.


About Optimae LifeServices


Optimae LifeServices, Inc., provides health care and human services for individuals with disabilities and mental illness in 36 Eastern, Southern, and Central Iowa counties. For more than three decades, Optimae has equipped its customers with supports and services that encourage choice, empowerment, and community integration. Optimae’s programs include community-based, behavioral health, home health, and residential care services. The company advocates for the rights and needs of more than 5,300 Iowans each year, providing the quality of care employees would want for their own families.