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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: March 2010

Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty

Great Steals and Deals around town and online to save you the big bucks and help you keep more of your hard-earned money!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Free garden seeds

Hungry? The solution is as simple as walking into your backyard! I just discovered a great resource where you can get vegetable seeds for FREE! Time to start planting that garden!

An organization called “The Dinner Garden” sends for free to anyone in the United States who wants to start a garden! They mail seeds anywhere from Maine to Hawaii and Texas to Alaska. You can also pick up seeds in several states around the country. Below you will find a list of locations where you can pick up their special seeds. None of these gracious distributors charge anything for the seeds, not even postage, so be sure to pick them up!



The Iglesia De Cristo Elim now distributes Dinner Garden seed packs. Their address is 550 S. Hollenbeck Avenue, Covina, California 91723. Ask for Paster Jorge Monzon. Their website address is


The Bailey Human Care Center of Tujunga United Metodist Church now distributes Dinner Garden seed packs. Their address is 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd, Tujunga, California 91042. Ask for Sue Garner.


The Cooperative Feeding Program in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is now distributing Dinner Garden seed packs. Their address is 1 NW 33rd Terrace, Plantation, Florida 33311. Their phone number is 954-792-2328. You can find them online at



Kimberly is southeast of Twin Falls. If you are in Hazelton, Jerome, Filer, Twin Falls, Kimberly, Eden, Hanzen, Murtaugh, or Buhl and can make it to the Crossroads United Methodist Church at 131 Syringa Avenue, Kimberly, Idaho, please stop by to pick up Dinner Garden seeds! Crossroads United Methodist Church is located adjacent to Highway 30 as you enter Kimberly going east on Highway 30. They are directly across Syringa Avenue from the Arctic Circle. You can call them at 208-423-4311 to let them know you will be stopping by! Their website address is


If you live around Nampa, Idaho and need seeds, please call Skeeter Meyers from Vineyard Christian Fellowship at 208-249-8632 to arrange a time to pick up Dinner Garden seeds! Their address is 201 N. Kings Road, Suite 101, Nampa, ID 83687.


If you live around St. Paul, Minnesota, and need seeds, please visit the Q Kindness Cafe at 350 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 to pick up Dinner Garden seeds. You can call them at 612-387-4977 or go visit them!


If you live around Billings, Montana, and need seeds, please visit The Rubber Stamp Shop at 2822 3rd Avenue North, B-14, Billings, MT 59101 to pick up Dinner Garden seeds. You can call them at 406-248-1313 or just stop by!

New York

East Side Tabernacle is giving out Dinner Garden seed packs. Their website is They are located at 254 East 2nd Street, New York, New York 10009-8031. Ask for our friend, Pastor Abner Rosario.

North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is a beautiful city. If you live around there, you can pick up seeds at Chitwood & Fairbairn, P.A. Their website is They are located at 245 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. You can call them at 828-252-0492.

South Carolina

If you live in Charleston, South Carolina, you can now pick up seeds at the Essex Village Church of Christ. Their address is 736 Savage Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. Ask for Stefano Mugnaini.


If you live in North San Antonio, you can pick up seeds at 741 W. Ashby Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212. The sign says Big Kahuna, but the restaurant is now Saatea Lounge Vietnamese Restaurant. You can call them at 210-733-8473.

If you live in South San Antonio, you can pick up seeds at Inksell, 8403 State Hwy 151, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78245. Their number is 210-892-0560.


If you live in Salt Lake City, Utah and need seeds, please visit One World Everybody Eats at 41 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 to pick up Dinner Garden seeds. There is a large supply there for those of you in the area.


If you live in Central Virginia, in or around the Richmond area, please contact Farm to Family. They have converted an old school bus into a mobile farmer's market. They are carrying Dinner Garden seed packs to distribute. The Magic Veggie Bus goes into the community to sell veggies and other good stuff right where people live and work. Visit their Where and When to Find Us Page to find where you can pick up seeds or to contact them about getting seeds!

Don't live in those places?

You can write or call:

The Dinner Garden

P.O. Box 700686

San Antonio, Texas 78270-0686


Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patrick Day Freebies

In honor of March 17th, here is a list o' 17 St. Patrick's Day sites for FREE screensavers, craft patterns, recipes, children's worksheets and coloring pages, and a bit o' history about the holiday! We usually start the day with green pancakes or green eggs and spend the rest of the day celebrating our Irish heritage! Throw some corned beef and cabbage in the oven and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS'DAY to you all!

1) Holiday Page St. Patrick's Day

2) St. Patrick's Day Coloring pages

3) St Patrick's Day lessons and Work Sheets

4) St Patrick's Day Games, Puzzles and more!

5) St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card

6) St. Patrick's Day Crafts

7) Free Shamrock Pin Pattern

8) Free Irish Hat Pattern

9) Free Medieval Irish Hood pattern

10) Gazillion St. Patrick's Day Recipes

11) Irish Creme Coffee and Pie Recipe

12) Free Kiddie Craft Patterns for St. Patrick's Day

13) St Patrick's Day History Article

14) More St Patrick's History and Projects for Kids

15) More St. Paddy's day Recipes from Nestle

16) Free St. Patrick's Day ScreenSavers

There's about 17 different screensavers to choose from.

17) Free St. Patrick's Day Themes And Lesson Plans For Teachers

Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff.

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