Palisade farm offers good start to gardeners

Sage Creations in Palisade sells more than 300 varieties of plant starts. (Photo courtesy Sage Creations Organic Farm)
Sage Creations in Palisade sells more than 300 varieties of plant starts. (Photo courtesy Sage Creations Organic Farm)

Sage Creations in Palisade has opened its greenhouses and farmstand for the season, selling more than 300 varieties of locally grown certified organic plant starts.

“People have success with our plant starts because the seedlings have been nurtured to sprout in the same climate they’ll continue to grow in,” said owner Paola Legarre.

The farm sells flowers, herbs, medicinal plants and vegetables, including heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and 40 varieties of lavender. Many of the plants are unusual, new or hard to find. All of the plants are selected for their suitability to the high-altitude desert climate found in the Grand Valley, Legarre said.

Sage Creations is located at 3555 E Road on East Orchard Mesa above Palisade. The operation is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through May and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday from June through September. For more information, call 623-9556 or visit www.sagecreationsorganicfarm.com.