Due to high demand at last week’s Mercer Farmers Market, Friends of Hickory Hill will have milkweed starter plants for sale for $1 per plant from 3 to 6 p.m., this Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Mercer Farmers Market. Proceeds from plant sales will go to Friends of Hickory Hill. Milkweed is a favorite of monarch butterflies, both for laying their eggs and eating. Planting milkweed in your garden provides a perfect habitat for these butterflies that are experiencing decreasing numbers in the past few years.
The Mercer Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 31 at Mercer Park, 1317 Dover St.