EVENTS CALENDAR 2016
2 & 3
Embrace new ideas, new energy & a barn full of bright home décor & specialty foods. Tour the greenhouse and enjoy flavors of spring culinary treats!
BLUEBERRY PRUNING WORKSHOP: FREE!
Wear your work boots & bring your pruners/loppers to learn step by step recommendations from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Soil & Water Conservation & Gardenworks experts.
SPRING ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP
Express your style as you design a large beautiful floral door basket or table arrangement in your choice of colors. Use dried or almost real flowers. All materials included ($48.)***
SPRING CHEESE TASTING: FREE!
Rob invites you to sample everything from Four Fat Fowl to Point Reyes Blue. Learn, taste and indulge in the world of cheeses from subtle to robust.
MOTHER’S DAY WORKSHOP
Create a container herb garden. Invite Mom or a friend for this “hands on” workshop. Select favorite herbs or flowers to plant for summer enjoyment. ($35)***
11 am-4 pm
FREE sampling of spring treats and sweets with a free gift for all moms!
COLORS and COMBINATIONS
FREE! Tour the greenhouse to learn about new proven winners and extraordinary perennials for adding pizzazz to your garden and containers this season.
FARM TOUR Spring Update
FREE! Wear your boots and we’ll check progress in the greenhouse, berry and vegetable fields. We’ll share planting ideas and schedules. Learn about farming and ask questions for your own planting projects.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
We’re OPEN 9 am-5 pm DAILY for great plants, advice and garden ideas!
FARM TO TABLE DINNER & CABARET with Benita Zahn
After a cheese buffet join dinner guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner of grilled pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes with early summer salad and a delightful fresh strawberry dessert. Then enjoy an evening with talented performer, Benita Zahn! $65/person.
Treat Dad to a cheese basket with Oscar’s Smokehouse pepperoni and summer sausage!
25 & 26/12noon-4 pm
CHEESE + CAFÉ OPENS for the SEASON!
Enjoy delicious seasonal fare and exceptional artisan cheeses complimented by local wines and beers in a garden setting.
OPEN from 9-3 pm for robust garden transplants and exceptional picnic supplies. Celebrate!
BLUEBERRY and Summer RASPBERRY SEASON
Call for picking conditions and get ready for farm fresh BLUEBERRIES!
FARM TO TABLE THEATER DINNER
After a cheese buffet, join guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner of mesclun salad, herby grilled chicken with summer potatoes & fresh sweet corn followed by a delectable blueberry treat. Then enjoy Fort Salem Theater’s production of Hello, Mame with talented Kathy Beaver. $65/person. Dinner only $50/person.
Alfresco Dinner and a delightful summer evening at The Salem Historic Courthouse Community Center. Call 518-854-7053 for details & tickets.
FARM TO TABLE DINNER & CABARET
After a cheese buffet, join guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner starting with an organic mesclun salad, beef tenderloin, roasted vegetables followed by Nuns of New Skete cheesecake. Then enjoy the talents of Jay Kerr in the Cabaret! $65/person.
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR
Find our exhibit in The County Bounty Building and then focus on FUN! And a maple milkshake!
RASPBERRIES are RIPE!
The harvest continues with these big, sweet delicious berries! Come to pick and enjoy the flavor of farm fresh fruit in September and October!
10 & 11/10 am-4 pm
WASHINGTON COUNTY CHEESE TOUR
Visit active farms where award winning cheeses are made. Then visit Gardenworks for lunch at the Café from 12 noon to 4
17/5:30 pm CANCELED : SCHEDULING CHANGES
4 cheese courses paired with wine from Victory View Vineyards. Enjoy the wonders of fondue, raclette and a dessert cheese board. ($58 plus tax & gratuity)
Join us for inspiration and ideas featuring the best local apples, squashes and raspberries for salads and desserts. Enjoy FREE samples and take home recipes.
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.
FALL WREATH WORKSHOP
Create an 18” colorful fall wreath with almost real or dried flowers in your choice of colors. All materials provided and we help you step by step ($48)***
8 – 10
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION Share in our harvest celebration with FREE samples of savory soup & autumn fare. See scarecrows and tons of ornamental squashes and pumpkins, wreaths & decorations with hundreds of natural dried flowers for a new season! An amazing harvest!
OPEN HOUSE: CATCH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
FREE Simply Delicious Holiday Food Sampling: ideas for appetizers & desserts
FREE Holidazzle Demo
Festive ideas for your home…natural & sparkling choices!
OPEN HOUSE: FESTIVE IDEAS for THANKSGIVING
Stop by to try free samples of creamy soup and easy appetizers. Pick up local fruits & vegetables to share with family & guests.
We are closed to celebrate the bounty of the harvest!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Gather family and friends to visit the big barn brimming with seasonal trimmings and temptations, ornaments, ribbons and garlands along with jolly snowmen and reindeer. Enjoy warm spiced cider and samples of local cheeses, savory appetizers and sweet treats!
Hear the talented LaMothe-Gee Family singing carols of the season. Their music and smiles will warm your heart!
3 & 4
HOLIDAY WREATH, KISSING BALL OR TABLE TOP TREE WORKSHOP
Catch the holiday spirit and make a 22” evergreen wreath OR 14” kissing ball OR 15” tabletop tree. Velvet ribbon, cones & German statice provided. Choose Saturday or Sunday. ($44.) ***
11 am -4 pm
PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Visit this jolly guy for photos and a short chat! All profits will be donated to Salem’s Lunch, Learn & Play Summer Program.
8 /4-8 pm
SHOPPING NIGHT: EAT, DRINK & SHOP! Amble through the Christmas Barn filled with quality gifts, handcrafts & treats. Meet Tim Shea, jewelry designer & metalsmith. FREE gift wrapping, chili & beverages! Share holiday cheer in a warm community atmosphere!
10 /9-10 am OR 10:30-11:30 am
TABLE TOP TREE & CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP
Make a 15” table top tree or a 16” centerpiece with 2 candles using mixed evergreens, velvet ribbon, cones & German statice. All materials provided ($44) ***
11 /9-10 am
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Join Santa for cocoa & cider donuts. Talk to him secretly and take photos. ($10/person for both children & adults.) ***
OPEN until 2 pm
We hope to help you with last minute gifts!
25 CLOSED : Merry Christmas!
26/9 am-5 pm
BIG SALE: ONE DAY!
50% OFF All Christmas & most Inventory
WINTER MARKET OPENS: January 6 & 7 with specialty foods and fresh, organic vegetables from Slack Hollow Farm.
OPEN 9-2 pm