Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Weekly News, 5.6.20

Hi Friends,

We hope you’ve found some time to get outside and enjoy nature in the past week. It’s so important to refresh your mind and body with a walk or digging in the dirt. As I write this, our girls are riding around in circles on their pony hops. The noise of their playing, plus Blues Clues on TV, and notifications on my cell phone, can be a little distracting. I look out the window and know that a good walk outside is going to be needed soon. I’m fortunate to get to be home with my girls a few days a week and still get some work done. So here I am, able to report our weekly news to you, in between home schooling and toddler tantrums. For that I am grateful!

Here’s what you need to know this week–

  • we are open to in-store shoppers. Many people don’t know that yet, so help us to spread the word. For those that are healthy and able to shop, we are open and taking extra precautions for social distancing, sanitizing, and wearing face masks.
  • speaking of face masks, if you need a stylish one, we have a few available for sale from local crafter Calico Mask Company
  • our new Online Shop is now open! Our personal shoppers will gather your items for curbside pickup or local delivery. We will be adding to the availability online as time permits. If you or someone you know is unable to shop in person due to health reasons, and you don’t see what you need in the Online Shop, send me an email and I’ll do my best to help out.
  • it’s unusually cold this week. There is a frost warning tonight, so be sure to protect your plants with old towels or sheets, but never plastic. Bring containers inside or at least under a covered porch.

Do you need a reminder to laugh? I do sometimes. I admit it. I was always serious even as a kid. But I love to laugh and be around funny people. Someone recently said that next to plants, humor is powerful medicine. A wise friend who knows that truth recently recommended Some Good News with John Krasinski on YouTube. Check it out if you could use some laughter medicine.

Take care,


Thanks to all of you, we dropped off 100 items to the Bridgeville Area Food Bank. Now through the month of May, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food donations. For each item that is donated, we will donate $1, up to $500.

The Bridgeville Area Food Bank serves over 100 families and recently helped an additional 18 families with emergency provisions. 

Look for our donation box next time you visit the greenhouse. They are asking for items like: Cereal, Canned Soup, Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Tuna and Canned Chicken, Boxed Jello or Pudding, Boxed Meals (i.e. Hamburger Helper, Velveeta, etc.), Boxed Rice and Pasta, Meal Kits, and Mac & Cheese.