Threadgould Gardens

in the garden

Earl Threadgould passed away on March 11th, 2011. He will be dearly missed.
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Or read his obituary.

Calling hours will be at Ball Dunn Funeral Home in Mason, Michigan on Friday, March 18 from 5 - 8 PM. The funeral will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Mason on Saturday, March 19 at 11 AM.

Hi! We're Earl and Suzie Threadgould and we're the owners and workers at Threadgould Gardens. Our garden is in our backyard in Mason, Michigan, but it's not just any backyard. We have several acres of flowers and vegetables back there.

You can find us and our fresh produce and flowers on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Meridian Township Farmers' Market. It's behind the Meridian Mall in Okemos, Michigan. Every day we're not at market you can probably find us in our garden. Click Here for Suzie's recipes.
The market hours and address are:
Saturdays 8am - 2pm May - October
Wednesdays 8am - 2pm July - October
5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864

For the most part, Earl takes care of the vegetables and Suzie plants, weeds, and picks the flowers. Sometimes Suzie can persuade Earl to help with the flower planting and weeding by cooking up some delicious fresh food. But she likes to do most of the picking and bouquet making herself because she loves to arrange flowers in her own special way.

A lot of the fresh vegetables we planted this year include: cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers (green, red, yellow, and jalapeno), green and yellow beans, zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins, melons, lettuce, arugula, and probably a few other things we're forgetting.

Some of the flower varieties we have are: bachelor buttons, cleomi, zinnias, daisies, statice, bells of Ireland, snapdragons, lisianthus, and a bunch of other types of flowers, too.

Every year we grow lots of herbs like: basil, cilantro, rosemary, parsely, chives, oregano, and more.

Nothing tastes as good as fresh, local vegetables. And we're not the only ones that feel that way - check out these articles about locally grown food in the Washington Post, Time Magazine and If you're nearby, please visit us at the Farmer's Market and say "hi". And feel free to ask Earl about any veggie-related questions you may have. He just loves to talk about his garden.

Our contact information is:
609 Ives Rd., Mason, MI 48854
tel: 517-676-5608


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