Marys River Grange Hall
Marys River Grange Hall (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Marys River Grange in Philomath plans to host its Plant Sale and Seed Swap on Saturday, April 24. If Benton County’s COVID-19 risk level does not worsen, the event will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Marys River Grange Hall, 24707 Grange Hall Road.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Philomath Community Services and Marys River Grange, which has been surviving through the pandemic with close to zero income.

Pandemic-related protocols will be in effect, such as the wearing of masks, social distancing and a single traffic flow. Those who may be uncomfortable with the situation can utilized curbside pickup.

The plant sale includes items ranging from tomatoes, broccoli and cabbage to kale, parsley and flowers — just to name a few. Organizers said there will be seeds to trade and a free package of seeds will be given out courtesy of Winona Grange.

Beyond those typical items found at a plant sale and seed swap, the grangers will also make available an interesting item.

“We’ll also have bluebird houses made from cedar trees that had to be felled on Grange property,” said Sonny Hays-Ebert, president.

Last year’s Plant Sale and Seed Swap had to be canceled because of the pandemic.

For more information on Marys River Grange No. 685, go to The organization is also active on Facebook (access by following this link).

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