EVENTS CALENDAR 2017
1st & 2nd
A new season filled with bright ideas, energy and a barn full of tempting foods, cheeses, handcrafts, jewelry &home décor. Tour the greenhouse. Enjoy samples of spring flavors. Watch out for April Fool Tricks!
9:30am - 12 noon
SPRING WREATH WORKSHOP
Create your style as you design a beautiful 18” wreath with dried or almost real flowers in your choice of colors. All materials included. ($44.)***
11 am -2 pm Meet artisan Chris Michel, owner of HEARTFELT Designs. See her beautiful, handmade felt table mats and runners in many colors & designs.
BLUEBERRY PRUNING WORKSHOP- FREE
Wear your garden boots & bring your pruner/loppers to learn step by step recommendations from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Soil & Water Conservation & Gardenworks experts.
11 -12 noon SPRING CHEESE SAMPLING: Rob invites you to sample favorite cheeses as he creates a cheeseboard with spring accents. FREE samples and lots of information!
2 pm DEPENDABLE PLANTS FOR SUN & SHADE: Join a garden tour with Meg to identify great perennials & annuals for specific locations. Take home a free perennial for Earth Day!
9:30-12 noon SPRING WALL BASKET OR TABLE CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP:
Join Meg to create a colorful arrangement for a wall or table using dried flowers or almost real flowers in your choice of colors. All materials included ($ 45)***
2 PM HORTICULTURE HEALS with Megon Aesch, horticulturist & author of Today I Tied My Shoes. Learn about the healing effect of horticulture and Meg’s amazing story. Read her book, a journal of recovery and her family navigating the medical landscape. Inspiring!
9:30 -MOTHER’S DAY WORKSHOP:
Create a container herb or flower garden. Invite Mom or a friend for this “hands on” workshop. Select your favorite herbs or flowers to plant for summer ($35)***
11AM – 12 noon SPRING CULINARY CELEBRATION: Meet Annette Nielsen, a chef who highlights local foods in season, as she prepares asparagus soup, a frittata with ramps and fresh greens for salad and a blueberry/kale smoothie! FREE, DELICIOUS and HEALTHFUL!
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
9AM- 5 PM OPEN DAILY for robust plants, seasoned advice & creative garden ideas. Grab some high energy foods for gardening!
12 noon to 4 PM CHEESE + CAFÉ OPENS:
Enjoy delicious seasonal fare & exceptional artisan cheeses complimented by local wines in a garden setting. An experience! Surprise Dad with an invitation for lunch at the Cheese + Café. He’ll love the 3- Cheese & Oscar’s bacon Panini! Complimentary cheesecake for Dad!
5:30 PM FARM TO TABLE DINNER & THEATER:
After a cheese buffet join dinner guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner of chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes with early summer salad & a fresh strawberry dessert. Then enjoy seeing Rip Van Winkle at the Fort Salem Theater. $65/person***
OPEN 9 AM – 3 PM
Pick up vigorous garden plants and find delicious picnic supplies!
BLUEBERRY AND Summer RASPBERRY SEASON
Call, 518-854-3250, for up to date picking conditions. Get ready for summer berries!
5:30 PM FARM TO TABLE DINNER & THEATER:
After a cheese buffet, joindinner guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner of mesclun salad, grilled beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes and sweet corn followed by a special blueberry dessert. Then enjoy Happy if, Happy When performed by the LaMothe-Gee Family at The Fort Salem Theater. ($65/person)***
A spectacular summer event at the Salem Historic Courthouse & Community Center. Call 518-854-7053, for details and tickets.
2 -4 pm ART SHOW: HENS & ROOSTERS: A flock of Art , Opening Reception
Meet the artists and admire the beautiful collection of pastels, acrylics and water colors along with wood/metal collages. Celebrate the local talent and beautiful scenery. FREE refreshments.
5:30 PM FARM TO TABLE DINNER & CABARET: After a cheese buffet, join dinner guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner starting with a organic salad, grilled pork, mashed sweet potatoes, summer vegetables followed by Nuns of New Skete cheesecake. Enjoy The Pack isBack with Gerry Gretzinger at Fort Salem Theater.($65)***
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR : This is my favorite destination for an overdose of agriculture, a bloomin’ onion and a visit with friends & neighbors. See our booth in The County Bounty Building.
RASPBERRIES ARE RIPE!
The summer harvest continues with these big, sweet & delicious berries. Pick all during September until mid-October! We have the buckets. Please bring boxes to carry berries home.
WASHINGTON COUNTY CHEESE TOUR: Discover farms where great cheeses are produced and visit Taylor’s Brewery & Victory View Vineyards. Stop by for a free cheese talk and sampling on Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m. Delicious.
2 PM A Book Signing of Untold Stories with artist and authors, Elizabeth & Barton Cockey. Their book shares tales along the Battenkill. And we’ll treat you to a free Battenkill Valley Creamery sundae with our raspberries to celebrate.
5:30 PM FARM TO TABLE DINNER at the MOVIES, Route 30: ARTS & AGRICULTURE
After a cheese buffet, join us for a 3-course dinner including organic salad, grilled sausages, roasted fall vegetables and raspberry shortcake. Then enjoy Jay Kerr’s multi-media production of farms, landscapes, and artists along Route 30. ($65/person)***
11 AM THE TASTE OF FALL: EATING WELL
This food demo by Annette Nielsen, a chef who celebrates fall harvest with great flavors and healthful choices. Annette will share recipes & samples for soups as well as autumn grain bowl ideas. FREE.
RASPBERRY REWARDS BEGINS
For every pound of raspberries you pick for us in October, you take home a free pound for you. Call for picking conditions & information, 518-854-3250.
COLUMBUS WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Share in our harvest fest with FREE samples of savory soup & autumn fare. See scarecrows, mounds of pumpkins & squashes. Take home a fall wreath, colorful dried flowers and some Indian corn.
Pumpkin Give- Away every Hour Saturday & Sunday! 25th.
Gardenworks Birthday Party at 2 p.m.
Cheese+ Cafe closes for the season at 4 p.m.
9:30 am BIRD HOUSE GOURD WORKSHOP
Choose your favorite big gourd from our collection and make a birdhouse with expert help. Then you’ll have step by step painting instructions from Chris Michel, an art teacher who will share designs to follow or you may create your own! All materials provided. ($35)**
Sip warm spiced cider, amble and meet artisans. See great decorating ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Peruse new jewelry, handmade soaps, scarves and warm socks. Sample appetizers and cheeses, all perfect for entertaining.
1 PM- Dare To Decorate: Colorful Ideas
OPEN HOUSE: Beautifully Natural
Inspired new colors and trimmings as well as great gift ideas. ‘Tis the season for excitement and festivities!
2 PM Book Signing: Meet artist and author Elizabeth Cockey who will be signing her book, Untold Stories, a book about people and places along the Battenkill. What a perfect holiday gift.
CATCH THE SPIRIT HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Gather family & friends to visit the big barn brimming with seasonal trimmings & temptations, ornaments, ribbons & garlands. Enjoy warm spiced cider & samples of local cheeses & savory appetizers.
2PM HOLIDAY CONCERT
Hear the talented La Mothe-Gee Family singing carols of the season. Their music & smiles will warm your heart!
9 AM-12 Noon HOLIDAY WREATH, KISSING BALL OR TABLE TOP TREE WORKSHOP
Join the fun & make a 22” evergreen wreath OR 14” kissing ball OR 15 “ table top tree. Velvet ribbons, cones & German statice provided. Choose Saturday OR Sunday ($45)***
11 AM- 4 PM PHOTOS with SANTA
Visit this jolly guy for photos & a chat. All profits will be donated to Salem’s Lunch, Learn & Play Summer Program ($700 donated in 2016)!
4-8 PM SHOPPING NIGHT: EAT, DRINK & SHOP!
Amble through the Christmas Barn filled with beautiful gifts, handcrafts & treats. Meet Tim Shea, jewelry designer & metal smith. FREE gift wrapping, chili & beverages. Share holiday cheer!
9-10:30 AM or 11AM-12:30 PM TABLE TOP TREE OR CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP
Make a 15” table top tree or a 16” centerpiece using mixed evergreens, velvet ribbons, cones, German statice and berries. All materials provided ($45)***
9AM- 2 PM OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE
We are ready to help with your last minute gifts. No FRENZY at Gardenworks!
CLOSED: MERRY CHRISTMAS
9AM-5 PM BIG SALE: 1 – DAY!
50% off all Christmas and most Inventory
9AM- 1 PM WINTER MARKET OPENS
Specialty foods and fresh, organic vegetables from Slack Hollow Farm.
OPEN 9-2 pm