Picardo Plant and Bake Sale And Lemonade Stand May 20

May 16, 2017 6:59am

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Ever wonder why P-patches are called that? Until recently I thought it was pea-patch. Turns out the P actually stands for Picardo – a farm that is known for its community gardens and rich soil.

You can find more about that here.

The Picardo P-patch is hosting its annual sale featuring plants grown by Rent’s Due Ranch and Ruthy’s Hobby as well as baked goods and a lemonade stand.

Here’s the list of plants available for purchase:

Tomatoes including, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Brandywine, Green Zebra, Prudens Purple, Yellow Brandywine, Black Prince, Paisano, Speckled Roman, Sungold, Super Sweet 100.

Tomatillos, sweet peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, beans, squash, herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme), baked goods and lemonade.

All plant sale and bake sale proceeds benefit Picardo P-Patch

All proceeds from the Lemonade Stand benefit the Children’s Garden

If you would like to help with the bake sale, please contact Patty Abrahamsen at .

Saturday, May 20 10am-1pm

Picardo P-patch  26th Ave. N.E. & N.E. 82nd St.

  • Bagley Rez

    As a side note, whereas the Picardo family farm was in North Wedgewood, the Picardo family estate was actually in Green Lake. It was located on the north side of the intersection of Bagley Ave N and N 77th St. The estate consisted of the entire block on the north side of 77th, as well as (supposedly) the parcels on both sides of Bagley south of 77th. The original “big” house is still there.

    The Picardos took over the estate from the original owner Charles Remsberg of the Port of Seattle. In those days the trolley stop at the foot of Bagley was called Remsberg Station.

    Some of this is detailed in a book written by Eddie Picardo titled “Tales of a Tail Gunner.” The book is available at the GL Public Library. It is primarily about his experiences in WWII, but he also writes some about the history of the GL area. Parent’s might want to pre-screen the book for young children.

    • Thank you for sharing this info. We weren’t aware of the Green Lake connection to the family.