Urban Farm Nursery

Crow Feather Farm is proud to offer a small urban nursery that specializes in edible and medicinal plants that are often hard to find in larger retail nurseries.

​​Classes at Crow Feather Farm go into more depth on how to integrate many of the plants that are offered in the nursery into your garden and diet.

 

Nursery open by appointment only. 

Please order plants or make an appointment by calling/text 541-513-0120

or email growfoodlearnhow@gmail.com

Cash or Paypal payments accepted at this time

Thank you for your support!

 

All plants are Edible and/or Medicinal, most are perennial, and many support beneficial insects!!

All plants grown in organic potting soil with repurposed plastic pots or 100% biodegradable cow pots.

The nursery stock changes throughout the season...check back often or Subscribe to the Email List

Plant List as of 5/16/20

 

 

Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus) Perennial

Part sun, Full sun, if grown with other plants to buffer the heat. This is the famous herb that is used in countless formulas for balancing energy in overworked bodies. Astragulus is in the legume family, likes sandy, well drained soil, so raised beds or very large pots of the way to go.

1 gallon pot $5/each

Bloody Dock (Rumex sanguineus) Perennial

Full sun, part sun/shade. Tough plant that doesn’t mind wet, clay soils. Very ornamental but the tender leaves are also edible. Reseeds, deadhead after flowering.

1 Gallon pot $3/each

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Perennial

Full sun, part sun. Regular water and good garden soil. This plant seems to love be around humans, like a very friendly cat. Soft, fragrant leaves and loads of lavender flowers. Can harvest leaves for yourself and your kitty. I use the leaves in teas for anxiety and stomach aches. I also enjoy nibbling on them fresh in the garden.

2 gallon pot $6/each

Cinnamon Vine (Dioscorea batatas) Perennial

Full Sun. Known as Chinese yam as well as Light Root in biodynamic/waldorf circles. Perennial vine with inconspicuous flowers that smell strongly like cinnamon in the early summer. Edible and tasty tubers develop on the vine (aerial tubers) which you can harvest in the fall. The vine also has edible roots valued in Asia. Propagated by aerial tubers as the flowers are male and do not produce seed.

4inch pot $6/each

Earthnut Pea (Lathyrus tuberosus) Perennial

This plant is new to me.  I am intrigued because it is perennial pea grown for its sweet edible tubers. Also known as tuberous pea, tuberous vetchling, aardaker and many other names this plant creates tubers which help it spread throughout the soil. These tubers are edible and purportedly very tasty.  I will be growing Earthnut in pots at first to get to get to know it's personality and to try the tubers...you can too!

4inch cowpots $5/each

Groundnut (Apios americana) "Kennebec" Perennial

Groundnut is a perennial edible tuber in the legume family that is very high in protein. A vine in habit with showy flowers. 'Kennebec' is a unique selection from Maine because of it's early emergence (groundnuts are usually slow to get growing) and it has edible beans as well as tubers. I haven't tried the beans yet but the tubers taste like a cross between a potato and peanut...kind of.

4 inch pots $7/each

High Mallow seedlings (Malva sylvestris) Biennial or short lived Perennial

Full sun to part shade. Moist soils, good drainage is not necessary but give good air circulation. Flowers large, showy, purple with dark veins on plants that grow up to 3 feet. Bright-green leaves. The leaves and flowers are edible steamed, stewed, raw. Excellent cutflower. Medicinal uses as well for it’s mucilage.

4 inch pot $2/each

Mitsuba (Cryptotaenia japonica) Perennial

Also called Japanese parsley. Mistuba is a perennial but is often grown as an annual and harvested young and small to be sold in markets. Can grow as a cut-and-come-again herb. Will reseed if you do not deadhead spent flowers.

4 inch pots $3/each (Sold out for now, but another round coming soon)

 

 

Sea Kale (Crambe maritima) Perennial

Full sun/part sun. This is another perennial greens plant. While not in the Brassica genus like Kale, Collards, etc, this plant is in the same family...it’s a cousin of sorts. An edible ornamental plant, light green/silvery leaves, white flowers and very interesting seeds heads. Prefers well draining soils. Can propagate by root cuttings.

1 gallon pot $8/each

 

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) Perennial

Full sun. Perfect in a meadow landscape. Occasional water once established. Moves moderately by runners. Tender shoots, flower buds and tender seed pods are edible in this species with proper preparation. Also the host plant for Monarch buttery larvae! Large fragrant flowers in the summer. PNW Native

1 gallon pot $8/each, 2 for $12

4inch pots $4/each, 2 for $6

Skirret (Sium sisarum) Perennial

A tough attractive plant, skirret was used in Europe during the medieval times. The roots are very tasty, like a sweet/floral/parsnip but fell out of favor with the introduction of the potato. The leaves are strong tasting but can be blanched under cover early in the spring to mellow them out for use in salads and stir fries. The plants are tolerant of wet/clay soils and the flowers are a great nectary for insects. Deadhead flowers after blooming unless you want seed.

1 gallon pots $8/each
 

Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia) Perennial

Full sun, part shade. Edible and decorative water plant. PNW Native. Over time will easily fill a pond with tubers which come up and have arrowhead shaped leaves and pretty white flowers later in the season. Tubers are edible as well as the vegetative shoots and flower buds. I have eaten the tubers but haven’t tried the vegetative parts yet. Excited to experiment.

4inch pot $4/each, 2 for $6

 

Odds and Ends, $1/each, 4inch pots

Pruden's Purple Tomato

Stupice Tomato

Black Cherry Tomato

**The information on the Crow Feather Farm website is for educational purposes only.  An important part of using any plants that you are unfamiliar with is learning what part to use and when, how to prepare the plants as well as being cautious about your own individual reactions to the plants.

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