Sweet Potato Slips: Pop-Up Sale 6/24 & 6/25 at Burlington and Winooski Farmers Markets

Pop-Up Sale at Burlington Farmers Market – Saturday 6/24 & Winooski Farmers Market – Sunday 6/25

Also Available at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg

$6/pot (3 rooted slips)
Gardener’s half-dozen: Buy 6 pots, get one free!

Online Orders (for pickup in Burlington only)
Planting & Recipes         Directions to Red Wagon Plants

Sweet potatoes are ideal for Champlain Valley gardeners with sandy, silty, or loam soil. Each slip can produce up to five pounds of delicious Orleans sweet potatoes.

The sweet potato slips are a VCGN product. Red Wagon Plants generously donates the organic potting soil, pots, and greenhouse space – and hosts the sale.

The organic Orleans slips come from Jones Family Farms in Bailey, North Carolina, and are approved for use in certified organic production by Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC. Our volunteers pot the slips to allow them to root in time for the sale and they are ready for planting as soon as the soil warms up and nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.

sweet potatoSince 2004, VCGN has introduced thousands of area gardeners to the enjoyable experience of growing sweet potatoes in Vermont! Our plants are sold at just the right time for planting when the ground is warm and night temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees. With the popularity of sweet potatoes increasing each year, and to accommodate more customers, we began a new partnership with Red Wagon Plants in 2009 and moved our annual sale to the RWP greenhouses in Hinesburg. Thanks to the generosity of Julie Rubaud and staff, 100% of proceeds from the Sweet Potato Slip Sale supports our garden-based education and outreach programs.
We are also selling burlap coffee sacks, which are great for weedblock on your garden paths and sweet potato hills!
Pre-order your slips and pick up them up at the VCGN office at 12 North Street in Burlington.
Call us for bulk orders of 50+ slips: (802) 861-4769.

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Click here for directions on planting, cultivating, and harvesting sweet potatoes; recipes and more!

Directions to Red Wagon Plants

2408 Shelburne Falls Road, Hinesburg, VT

rwp_logo_intFrom Williston Road, travel south on Dorset Street past Shelburne Pond. Bear left on Shelburne Hinesburg Road, travel 1mile, and continue 0.6 miles on Shelburne Falls Rd. Red Wagon Plants will be on your left.

From Shelburne, take Falls Road east to Irish Hill Road, then turn right on Dorset Street. Bear left on Shelburne Hinesburg Road, travel 1mile, and continue 0.6 miles on Shelburne Falls Rd. Red Wagon Plants is on the left.

While you’re at Red Wagon Plants be sure to allow time to check out the wide range of organically grown flowers, vegetables, and herbs hardened off and ready for transplanting. See you at the sale!