DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know where I can pre-order Sun Gold cherry tomato seedlings? The woman in East Wilton who used to sell them no longer sells seedlings. Although she did refer her previous customers to another grower, I would like to have more options. Thank you. — Deb, no town.
ANSWER: The following locations are open and offer Sun Gold cherry tomatoes:
* Whitehill Farm, 357 McCrillis Corner Road in East Wilton. Phone 207-778-2685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Robin’s Flower Pot, 387 Webster Road in Farmington. Phone 207-778-5937 or email email@example.com.
* One Drop Farm, 300 Beckwith Road in Cornville. Phone 207-858-3033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another great place to meet up with local growers and inquire about seedlings would be at your local farmers’ market. The Farmington Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street in West Farmington through April. Starting in May, the market is on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the district courthouse parking lot, 129 Main St. in Farmington.
If anyone has a farm or nursery to recommend in the East Wilton area, please let Sun Spots know.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Cool vehicles wanted! Touch-a-Truck is a communitywide event where kids and the young-at-heart have the opportunity to see, touch, interact with and learn about dozens of cool vehicles. From firetrucks to tractor trailers, police cars, ambulance, police K-9 car, construction equipment. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Touch-a-Truck will be held Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Maine Community College. If you own a unique vehicle, or know someone who does, we invite you to showcase the vehicle and provide a learning opportunity for children at the same time. There is no cost to participate. For more information, contact Larry Marcoux at 207-795-4000, or lmarcoux@unitedwayAndro.org.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Are there any organizations in Lewiston or Auburn that accept donations of crocheted hats and scarves? — Rachel, Lewiston.
ANSWER: If any organizations could use a donation of crocheted hats and scarves, please write to Sun Spots.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services is looking for volunteer advocates to respond to its 24-hour helpline and make a difference in the lives of people affected by sexual violence.
Volunteer advocates receive extensive training and support to prepare them to effectively respond to callers. Notified of calls through their cellphones, advocates are allowed to be on call from their homes or another location with private space to talk. Volunteer advocates must be over the age of 18, empathetic and dependable, with access to reliable transportation. All potential volunteers must complete the training and a screening process which includes criminal and DHHS background checks. No prior experience is necessary. Call Kayce Hunton at 207-784-5272, or visit www.sapars.org to learn more.
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