The Plant Sale returns to City Farm!

After two long years, we will be holding this year’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale in-person at City Farm the weekend of May 14-15, 2022. We’re looking forward to reuniting with old friends and acquaintances at the Farm during this joyous rite of spring.

Due to very high local Covid rates –

and close quarters when City Farm

is full of shoppers – face masks

are required of everyone

who comes to the Plant Sale.


To protect you, as well as our staff and their families, and our neighbors in the South Side (one of the Providence communities most harmed by Covid) SCLT has not held any public events for the past two years. We are doing everything we can to make the Plant Sale a safe and comfortable event for all of us, including having all staff, Plant Sale volunteers and musicians take rapid tests before their shifts at the Farm this weekend. If you’re sick or have been exposed to Covid, please stay home and have someone else pick up plants for you. 


Like past Plant Sales, our 30th will feature thousands of vegetable, herb and fruit plants grown from seed in our greenhouse, as well as hundreds of sought-after perennials grown by generous SCLT friends who donate them (including many of the finest nurseries in the state). All weekend long a great lineup of local musicians will be playing, many who have returned from year to year for this special event.

All of our plants are grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Unusual and hard-to-find varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits are offered  as well as crowd-pleasing favorites to increase local biodiversity. Prices are kept low to enable gardeners at all experience and income levels to grow and enjoy their own food.
The Sale begins with a members’ preview from 9-10 am on Saturday morning. Those who join SCLT before the Sale will be allowed into City Farm during this time. If you’re a member, you’ll also receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases. Other benefits include 50 gallons of free, organic compost and discounts from our retail partners. More membership info here. If you’re unsure about your membership, please email us at:
Plant Sale proceeds support community gardeners as well as urban and rural farmers who are steadily increasing the supply of fresh, healthy food in our state. The Plant Sale also helps fund our farmer training, youth education and employment programs, as well as gardening and nutrition education in underserved communities in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls.

We look forward to seeing you at the Farm!