We might not have the greenest thumb, but we love planning our garden every spring. And with mid-May quickly approaching (which is when PA is likely beyond the risk of frost), we’re itching to start planting! There’s nothing quite like a fresh tomato just picked off the vine, still a little warm from the sun. Put a thick slice on some toast with a little spread of mayo and a sprinkle of coarse salt and pepper and….we’re drooling, and getting off topic. But seriously, growing your own produce is so satisfying – even if you only have room for a potted tomato plant or some herbs on your windowsill.

Our friends over at Soergel Orchards in Wexford have everything you need to get your garden started. Their greenhouses are full of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, just waiting to be planted. You can visit them during walk-in hours to pick your own plants – following social-distancing guidelines, of course. Or you can call them in advance to place and pay for your order for curbside pickup. AND they’re offering limited local delivery. PS – they have houseplants that you can just take home if you’re not into the whole gardening thing.

Soergel’s is also offering a wildly popular essentials box, with everything from milk and eggs to deli items, bread, fresh produce, soup, pie, and more. Gluten free? Give them a call, they have options for you, too.

You know we’re all about shopping at our local, family-owned businesses, especially right now. Soergel’s has been owned and run by the same family for over 150 years, and it’s a vital part of our community by providing jobs and supporting other local businesses and causes. If you’re looking for a personal experience when you’re planning and shopping for your garden – or any outdoor home projects – look no further.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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