Forbes Riverside Community Gardens open the gates with fresh produce, seedlings

Spring has sprung and the Forbes Riverside Community Gardens are producing an abundance of fresh local fruit and vegies.

Spring has sprung and the Forbes Riverside Community Gardens are producing an abundance of fresh local fruit and vegies.

Spring has sprung and that is absolutely evident at the Forbes Riverside Community Gardens where the team of local volunteers will be opening up the gates for a little COVID-safe essential shopping this weekend.

The Gardens' Heather Moore says they will have an abundance of fresh local produce, plants and seedlings for sale when they open the gates this Saturday.

Fresh vegies and fruit grown in the gardens includes spinach, kale, beetroot, carrots, turnips, red cabbage, cauliflower, oranges, mandarines, lemons and fresh herbs.

COVID restrictions will be in place, of course: registration via QR code, masks, hand sanitation, social distancing etc. so please do your bit to keep our community safe.

They've got a range of seedlings for you to take home to the veggie patch including sweet corn, celery, zucchini and apple cucumbers as well as herbs, potted colour and succulents.

The community gardens has a huge range of tomato plants as well with varieties including Mortage Lifter, Apollo, Ox Heart, Red Cherry, Mighty Red and Grosse Lisse.

Don't be put off by the projected rain as everything will be under the cover of the extensive verandah.

The Forbes Riverside Community Gardens is near the Forbes Iron Bridge.

They are planning to open again on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday next week between 9am and 11am so there are plenty of opportunities and space available.

Nina Crawford with the extensive range of tomato plants available at the Forbes Riverside Community Gardens.

Nina Crawford with the extensive range of tomato plants available at the Forbes Riverside Community Gardens.