Gardenworks Farm

A century old, third generation family farm in upstate New York.

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EVENTS CALENDAR 2019

APRIL

6th-7th

OPENING WEEKEND
Kick off the new season with us. Tour the greenhouse, sample spring appetizers & cheeses.  Discover our barn full of new handcrafts, jewelry & temptations. Hunt for an Easter Egg with a discount coupon!

13th

10am-Noon SLATE PAINTING WORKSHOP
Sip homemade soup after painting a 12” x 12” slate tile in your choice of country-style farm animal/ spring themes. Heather Bellanca has created over 20 designs to choose from or contact her for a custom design. No experience needed. Soup & materials provided.  $45

2pm EASTER EGG HUNT
at Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3128 Route 30 in 
West Hebron for children 2 to 10 years. Rain or Shine. Photos with the Easter Bunny too!

20th

10 – 11 am  BEST CAKES EVER: SECRET OF BAKING
Join Randy Squires as he shares his baking expertise & amazing chocolate cake recipe. Enjoy samples and have fun with Gardenworks Easter Special Eggs with discount coupons!

27th

WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY
at Salem Central School hosted by the Salem Area Woman’s Club. A great community day of learning & nurturing!       

May

4th

9:30-noon SPRING WALL BASKET OR 18” WREATH WORKSHOP
Join Meg to create a colorful decoration for your wall or door using dried or almost real flowers in your choice of colors.  No experience necessary. All materials included ($45)

2-3:30 pm  BEADED BRACELET WORKSHOP
Learn to make a beautiful spring flower bracelet in your choice of colors using Swarovski beads & pearls with Donna Attreed, an experienced beaded jewelry artist. All materials included ($35)

11th

9:30am   MOTHER’S DAY WORKSHOP
Meet in the greenhouse to design a planter or hanging basket filled with your favorite herbs and flowers.  Invite Mom or a friend for this hands-on workshop.  ($35)

noon – 2pm MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH & FLOWER DESIGN DEMO
Invite Mom for a delicious lunch (quiche, organic salad & bread with Nun’s cheesecake & berry sauce) followed by a flower arranging demo with Randy. ($25/person) 

18th

10am DIRT ON YOUR SHOES GARDEN TOUR   
Join Meg on a tour of the greenhouse & perennial garden to discuss timely garden chores for a successful season ahead.  FREE

25th-27th

9am-5pm MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND OPEN daily for great plants, expert garden advice and creative ideas. 

JUNE

15th & 16th

Noon-4pm CHEESE + CAFÉ OPENS for the season!
Savor paninis, salads, soups & cheese boards complemented by local wines & beers in a garden setting. Yum! 
                On Father’s Day , dads who dine will receive a FREE slice of Nuns of New Skete Cheesecake!

JULY

4th

OPEN 9am- 2pm            
Stop by for naturally healthy plants & picnic supplies.  At 5 pm head for downtown Salem, watch the ART & PLOW FEST PARADE, 
a celebration of arts & agriculture. Enjoy food, arts & music!

10th

WANT THE BLUES?
Contact us 518.854.3250 to ask if the BIG, Bountiful U-Pick Blueberries are ripe! We’ll share picking info! !

13th

5:30pm FARM to TABLE CABARET DINNER 
After a cheese buffet, join dinner guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner starting with an organic salad, chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, summer vegetables & blueberry crumble. After dinner our Fort Salem Theater friends will appear to perform a cabaret on the farm. ($65 + gratuity)

27th

AL FRESCO DINNER
An extraordinary summer event at the Salem Historic Courthouse & Community Center. Details & tickets: 518.854.7053

AUGUST

4th

SECOND NATURE: Artists’ Interpretations  
4-6 pm Artists’ Reception
A collaboration of local artists who celebrate nature. Photographer Lynne Kerr, floral designers Randy & Meg, furniture craftsman /builder Al Wilson & more artists showcase their work in our barn gallery.
Exhibit changes & continues through fall

10th

5:30pm SEA-to-FARM DINNER  
Our first dinner with 2 friends from Cape Cod who are bringing fresh oysters & seafood for a very special dinner! Fare will include a cheese buffet followed by  the Cape’s best fresh seafood with local sweet corn, Hand melons & our blueberries!  
Market Price.

19-25th

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR   Grab your walking shoes & go to the fair! See farm animals, taste bloomin’ onions & hear country music & the roar of tractors and stock cars…a most exciting event!  Visit the Gardenworks  booth in The County Bounty Building as you sip a maple shake!

SEPTEMBER

1st & 2nd

FALL RASPBERRIES ARE RIPE!
The harvest continues with big,  sweet red raspberries. Pick all during September into mid-October. We have the  the buckets. Please bring containers or boxes to carry berries home. OPEN: 9 – 5 pm.

7th & 8th

WASHINGTON COUNTY CHEESE, WINE & BEER TOUR  
Discover farms where amazing cheeses are produced & visit Taylor’s Brewery & Victory View Vineyards.

Stop at Gardenworks for a delicious lunch in the café, 12 noon  – 4 pm on Saturday and 11am – 2 pm on Sunday 

8th

2pm  CHEESE TALK, FREE DEMO & SAMPLING    
Join Chef & Co-Owner of Saratoga’s Putnam Market, Cathy Hamilton & Rob Southerland for a cheese filled extravaganza of flavors! FREE

14th

5:30pm FARM to TABLE RASPBERRY FIELDS FOREVER DINNER
This dinner will be hosted in the field surrounded by ripe raspberries. Enjoy this autumn buffet of flavors from grilled pork, rosemary potatoes & roasted vegetables followed by a scrumptious raspberry dessert! ($45 plus gratuity)

21st

10 – 11 am   FALL FARM FARE DEMO
Join chef Annette Nielsen as she prepares  roasted squash & root veggies in plant forward dishes building on healthy grains. Enjoy samples, taste an apple/raspberry tart & take home recipes!  Oh, my!

FESTIVAL OF FIRE
and Iron Pour at Salem Art Works. Watch artists from around the world! Visit www.salemartworks.org for more info

OCTOBER

5th

9:30 am – noon  GATHERING from the WILD 
Gather nature’s treasures on a walk with floral designer Randy Squires & then create an arrangement for your table or wall. Celebrate the texture, form & diversity of nature! May bring own basket/vase. ($25* /person + cost of extra materials)*  

2pm  CRAFTING with COPPER FOIL
Join artist and teacher Janine Thomas to create easy, yet beautiful, copper foil ornaments in shapes of leaves or fish. Then arrange copper ornaments on a rustic wreath with a raffia bow. All materials  included.  ($35)

12, 13, 14th

9 am – 5 pm COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND HARVEST CELEBRATION 
Join our festival with FREE samples of savory soup & autumn fare. See scarecrows, mounds of pumpkins & colorful squashes.  Admire hundreds of dried flowers, Chinese lanterns & Indian corn. Enjoy our warm welcome, take photos, great ideas & celebrate autumn. 

13th

CHEESE + CAFÉ CLOSES for the season at 4pm

31st

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Get a FREE pumpkin with every purchase! BOO!

NOVEMBER

2nd

9 am – 5 pm OPEN HOUSE: WE GATHER TOGETHER  
Sip warm spiced cider, amble through the barn and preview the sights & centerpieces for a new season! Enjoy cheese samples and holiday appetizers!   

2 pm  SLATE PAINTING WORKSHOP: HOLIDAY PAINT & SIP
Sip wine & sample cheese while painting a design of your choice on a 12” x 12” slate tile. Draw your own or pick from ≥20 designs by artist Heather Bellanca. Make holiday decor, kitchen or nursery wall hanging. For a custom design contact heatherbellart@gmail. No experience needed. All materials & refreshments included. ($48)

9th

9 am – 5 pm OPEN HOUSE: MERRY & BRIGHT! 
Tour the barn & milk house for a fantastic overview of beautiful ornaments & trimmings. Discover decorating ideas for your mantle and table too! Admire handcrafted items by local artisans, enjoy food samples and sip warm spiced cider.

11 am  CHEESE SAMPLING- TIS’ the SEASON
for Bountiful Cheeses Join Rob for a free cheese sampling to gather ideas for your Thanksgiving cheeseboard.  Learn.  Enjoy!

noon – 3 pm    NEW BOOK SIGNING
with Matthew Rozell, award winning   10 author of the WW II series, The Things Our Fathers Saw, Vol 5; D-Day and Beyond. Appropriate for Veteran’s Day Weekend - Open Monday!

10th

noon – 3 pm    NEW BOOK SIGNING
with Matthew Rozell, award winning  author of the WW II series, The Things Our Fathers Saw, Vol 5; D-Day and Beyond. Appropriate for Veteran’s Day Weekend - Open Monday!

16th

10 am   GIFT BASKET DESIGN  
Join Meg for a FREE demonstration of creating themed gift baskets for the Holiday Giving Season. Learn to select items & build an impressive gift! 

29th & 30th

OPEN HOUSE: CATCH THE SPIRIT      
Visit our Barn brimming with holiday temptations, handcrafted gifts, trimmings & fresh garlands. Enjoy warm cider & food samples.

30th

2 pm CONCERT: MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
with the  harmonious LaMothe-Gee family. 

DECEMBER

5th

4 – 8 pm    SHOPPING NIGHT
Eat! Drink! Shop! Amble through the Christmas barn filled with beautiful gifts, handcrafts & treats. Meet local artisans & authors. Enjoy FREE gift wrapping, chili & beverages. Share the holiday cheer with neighbors & friends!

7th & 8th

9:30-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 & materials provided. 
CHOOSE Saturday  or Sunday ($45)

11 am – 4 pm  PHOTOS with SANTA  
Visit this jolly guy for photos & a chat. All profits donated to Salem’s Lunch, Learn & Play Summer Program ($972 donated in 2018). If you live near Gardenworks, SANTA may be able to schedule a private visit. Call 518.854.3250  for details.

14th

9:30  – 10:30 am OR 11 am – 12:30 pm  TABLE TOP TREE or CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP
Make a 15” table top tree or a 16” centerpiece using mixed evergreens, velvet ribbons, candles, cones & berries. All materials provided. ($45)

24th

9:30am – 2pm OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 
We’re ready to help with your last minute gifts. Stay calm!

25th

CLOSED  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

26th

9am-5pm          BIG SALE: 1 – DAY!
ONE DAY 50% OFF ALL Christmas

2020

January

3rd & 4th

9AM- 1 PM WINTER MARKET OPENS
Specialty foods and fresh, organic vegetables from Slack Hollow Farm.  OPEN 9-1 pm Fridays and Saturdays

 

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*You must pre-register for our workshops by calling
(518) 854-3250.

 

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