Twilight Market

Twilight Market

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors

Join us for the last Twilight Market of the season! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us. Philadelphia Brewing Company will be here and Chef Carolynn will be sampling tastings from our Thanksgiving menu. Philly Farm Truck will be here serving up their farm-to-table style eats. We’re having a Bitters Workshop with Dean Browne from Rowhouse Spirits from 6:00-7:30. There will be live music from Rock the Future’s house band 4:30- 5:15pm, Conversations 5:30- 6pm, and Clowder 6:30- 7:15pm. Enjoy beautiful handmade paper crafts from Nicole Donnelly, AKA paperTHINKtank, all-in-one s’mores on a stick from Tuck-ins Foods, jewelry and more from Sculpterybones, knitted creations from Who Dog Knits, mindfully crafted elements from Elements of Aura, and hand poured candles from Mithras Candle.

Twilight Markets are BYOBW (beer and wine). Different music, local food and drink, workshops, music and arts and craft vendors.

Contact: events@greensgrow.org

Location: Greensgrow Farms, 2501 East Cumberland Street

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Shuck your own oysters!

Registration required. Carolynn Angle, comes to the Greensgrow Community Kitchen to teach you how to shuck oysters! Learn how to select, pick, wash, handle, shuck and get troubleshooting tips for what to do with broken oysters. Carolynn will talk about the differences in taste of oyster varieties, bivalve anatomy, indicators of a good and bad oyster, what to look for in texture and brine. Learn about the nuances of what makes a tasty, healthy oyster.

Everyone will get to taste some of these cold briny bivalves as we learn best practices for shucking and you’ll get an oyster knife to take home! October is a great time to eat fresh oysters. As water temperatures cool down and spawning is through, and our local oysters are more plump and flavorful.

Chef Angle, a Striped Bass and Standard Tap alum, has been shucking oysters since 1992 and has trained extensively with handling and butchering of fresh seafood.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Kokedama Workshop

Kokedama

Registration Required. Kokedama moss balls or “string gardens” are a unique way to garden vertically. Learn how make your own at our workshop this fall. Kokedama, sometimes referred to as the “poor man’s bonsai,” is a Japanese method of planting in versatile self-contained moss planters that you can hang anywhere your plants flourish. Bring a breathe of fresh air to your indoor space just in time for winter!

Our expert staff instructor will walk you through the process of correctly mixing soil, transplanting, and wrapping your moss cover as well as at home care and maintenance. Everyone will take away the Kokedama you make in class with a choice of mini houseplants like Ferns, Peace Lilies, or Caladiums. And we’ll give you handy instructions for your next mossy creation. Extra scissors and gloves are always welcome! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and have some fun.

Maureen and David are our own horticultural experts behind keeping our Garden Center lush, happy and healthy and are here to offer their expertise to you, whether you’ve got your first houseplant or have been gardening for years.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

Photo courtesy Costa Farms

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Macrame Workshop

Registration Required. Learn how to make a macrame plant hanger! You’ll learn a few macrame techniques while you make your own project from start to finish. A terracotta pot that fits your new jute macrame hanger is included. This holder will be suitable for outdoors or indoors. Please bring scissors if you have them!

Instructor Cecelia Lopiano has been doing yarn work for many years and teaches sewing. She also teaches at in the Fashion Lab at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Cancelled: Seed Saving Workshop with Nancy Wygant

Nancy Wygant comes to Greensgrow to share her years of expertise and seed saving enthusiasm. She’ll give us the ins and outs of saving seed so you can get started yourself in any size garden. We’ll go over basic topics; how to harvest and store seed, how to do germination tests for seed viability, understanding packaged seed, how to select which plants to save seed from. Plus more in depth topics like understanding open-pollinated vs. hybrid varieties, the basic botany of plant reproduction, how to control cross-pollination and avoid inbreeding.

We’ll show you a variety of seed, tools, and books and we’ll cover saving seed from popular vegetables, from simpler ones to those that require a little more effort like kale and collards. This is a great class to help you strategize for your seed saving goals and get a better understanding of the exciting things going on in your own garden!

There will be plenty of time to ask questions. Participants are invited to bring in seeds to share or swap at the end of the workshop! Everyone will get a handout and some seed to take home. Make sure to label anything you are bringing in with the type and year you harvested.

Nancy Wygant has been saving seeds for over 20 years and was a gardener at Bartram’s Garden for 14 years where she hosted seed saving events and maintained a collection of vegetables and flowers for their late 18th-century gardens. A long-time member of the Seed Savers’ Exchange, board member of the new Grassroots Seed Network, Nancy loves sharing her passion for seed saving, and giving folks the information they need to take it on themselves.

Read the interview with Nancy and Inquirer gardening columnist, Virginia Smith: “They always say: It’s so easy, anybody can do it

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