Gardenworks Farm

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

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EVENTS CALENDAR 2018

APRIL

6th-8th

OPENING WEEKEND
Kick off the new season with us. Tour the greenhouse, sample spring appetizers & cheeses.  Enjoy seeing a barn full of new handcrafts, jewelry and temptations.      

14th

10am-Noon
SLATE PAINTING WORKSHOP- $45
Sip soup after decorating a 12” x 12” slate tile in your choice of farm animal themes. Designs provided or contact heatherbellart@gmail.com for a custom
design. No experience needed. Soup & all materials $45.

2pm BERRY PRUNING WORKSHOP
Wear your boots & bring your pruners to learn step by step recommendations for pruning blueberries & raspberries. FREE

21ST

8am -2pm WOMEN'S HEALTH DAY
at Salem Central School hosted by the Salem Area Woman’s Club.

28th

10 am TASTE OF SPRING FOOD DEMONSTRATION
Join Annette Nielsen as she prepares amazing deviled eggs, berry filled crepes and asparagus with hollandaise. Enjoy samples and embrace spring.        

May

5th

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

12th

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

11am – 2pm
Enjoy samples of delicious dips, soup and cheeses. Treat MOM to a day out!

19th

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

26th-28th

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

JUNE

16th&17th

Noon-4pm CHEESE + CAFÉ OPENS for the season!
Enjoy paninis, salads, soups & cheese boards complemented by local wines & beers in a garden setting. Outstanding!

                On Father’s Day , dads who dine will be treated to a FREE slice of Nuns of New Skete Cheesecake!

30th

5-7pm  Jazzy Wine & Cheese Pairing 
A new event when  Gerry  Barnhart, owner of Victory View Vineyards, & Rob Southerland share their expertise in pairing great wine with delicious cheeses.  Guests will sample multiple wines, an array of cheeses and charcuterie. The air will be filled with live jazz ($35/person or 2 for $65)*

JULY

4th

OPEN 9am- 3pm            
Stop by for great plants & picnic supplies! Then join the parade, Art & Plow: Celebrate Salem, NY at 5 pm.  Enjoy music, local food, arts  & agriculture! 

10th

BLUEBERRY AND Summer RASPBERRY SEASON
Call, 518-854-3250, for up to date picking conditions. Get ready for great berries!

14th

5:30pm FARM TO TABLE THEATER DINNER  
After a cheese buffet, join dinner guests under the arbor for a scrumptious 3-course dinner starting with an organic salad, grilled pork, roasted potatoes, summer vegetables followed by  blueberry crumble. Then enjoy a production of FRANK and STEIN starring Jerry Gretzinger at Fort Salem Theater.($65)*

28th

Al Fresco Dinner
An extraordinary summer event at the Salem Historic Courthouse & Community Center. Call 518-854-7053, for details & tickets.

AUGUST

5th

2-4pm  ART SHOW: Barns, Blooms & The Land  OPENING RECEPTION
Meet the artists & admire the beautiful collection of pastels, acrylics & water colors. Celebrate their talent and enjoy refreshments.

11th

5:30pm FARM TO TABLE THEATER DINNER  
After a cheese buffet, join dinner guests under the arbor for a delicious 3-course dinner with organic salad, grilled beef tenderloin, summer vegetables & sweet corn. Enjoy Nuns of New Skete Cheesecake with fresh berries before joining jazz singer/recording artist Kelly Bird in a Fort Salem Cabaret concert.($65)*

20-26th

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR   Put a smile on your face and go to the fair! See farm animals, taste bloomin’ onions and hear the roar of tractors and stock cars…the best week of the year for a farm kid! Visit our booth in The County Bounty Building as you sip a maple shake!

SEPTEMBER

1st-3rd

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

8th&9th

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 great lunch in the café between noon & 4 p.m.  

9th

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

22nd

7-9pm  CHEESE, CHOCOLATE, WINE, WOMAN & SONG
This magical evening at Gardenworks begins with perfectly paired wine &  cheese & chocolate followed by Lynne Kerr in song. ($40 each or $75/ couple)*

29th

10-11am FALL HARVEST FOOD DEMO
Join chef Annette Nielsen as she prepares mini squash pancakes, quesadillas with black beans & butternut squash and kale salad with pomegranate seeds. Enjoy samples & take home recipes!  YUM!

OCTOBER

1st

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.  Please bring boxes to carry berries home.

6-8th

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND HARVEST CELEBRATION  Share in 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 country charm and warm welcome.

7th

CHEESE + CAFÉ CLOSES for the season at 4pm

31st

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

NOVEMBER

3rd

OPEN HOUSE: A Harvest of Color
Sip warm spiced cider, amble through the barn and enjoy the sights & dazzle of a new season! Enjoy samples of holiday appetizers!

11am Bountiful Cheeses 
Join Rob for a free cheese sampling to gather ideas for your Thanksgiving cheese board .  Learn. Sample. Enjoy!

2pm SLATE PAINTING WORKSHOP
Decorating a 12” x 12” slate tile in your choice of holiday themes. Designs provided or contact heatherbellart@gmail.com for a custom design.
No experienced needed. Tea, cookies & materials $45.

10th

OPEN HOUSE: CELEBRATE!
Tour the barn for a fantastic overview of beautiful ornaments & trimmings. Admire handcrafted items by local artisans, enjoy food samples and sip warm spiced cider.

2pm Book Signing with Matthew Rozell, an award winning author of the WW II series The Things Our Fathers Saw.

23-25th

CATCH THE SPIRIT OPEN HOUSE
Visit the Barn brimming with sparkling trimmings & fresh garlands. Enjoy warm cider & food samples.

24th

2pm HOLIDAY CONCERT with the harmonious
LaMothe-Gee family.

DECEMBER

1st & 2nd

9:30am – 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 & Germain 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  ($775 donated in 2017)

6th

4pm-8pm SHOPPING NIGHT Eat! Drink! Shop!
Amble through  the Christmas barn filled with beautiful gifts, handcrafts & treats. Meet Tim Shea, jewelry designer & metal smith along with other artisans & authors. Enjoy FREE gift wrapping, chili & beverages. Share the holiday cheer with neighbors & friends!

8th

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

24th

9am – 2pm OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE  
We’re ready to help with your last minute gifts. No FRENZY at Gardenworks!

25th

CLOSED  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

26th

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

2019

January

4th&5th

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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