Farm Dinner

Hosted by Greensgrow & Philly Foodworks

A benefit for our SNAP Share Program, making a healthy local farm share accessible to everyone.

Greensgrow will host four Farm Dinners throughout 2019 in partnership with Philly Foodworks to benefit our SNAP Share program because we believe that nutritious, local food should be accessible to everyone. Join us for an evening to celebrate the local food system during the amazing Pennsylvania harvest season. On October 19th, we are very excited to be joined by Chef Ari Miller, owner of the much acclaimed restaurant Musi, featuring an Israeli inspired farm-to-table menu. Our four course menu will be accompanied by live music from guitarist James Melton and craft beer from After Midnight Brewing Company.

Support accessible local food and meet people in your community that believe that nurtured landscapes and good food connects us all.

Greensgrow Farms | 2503 E. Cumberland Street
Doors & appetizers at 6pm | Dinner at 7pm


Philly Foodworks makes buying, eating, and sharing fresh food as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. They work with a diverse group of producers and distributors to navigate the challenges faced by producing outside of the mainstream commodity food system. They feel that food is how people connect to themselves, the land, and their community. By engaging with food more consciously, we can build a world that nurtures these connections.


Musi is named for chef Ari Miller’s legendary fishmonger in Tel Aviv. Musi is a pioneering relationship-based cuisine, where food is an expression of the people and community it takes to nourish us all.


James Melton is a Philadelphia-based guitarist, performer and educator. He performs in a variety of musical settings and ensembles – from combos, to duos, and in solo performances. His performances contain a tasteful mix of jazz, pop and contemporary improvisational music.


After Midnight Brewing Co. focuses on fermentation techniques that awaken our senses, and set the spirit free. We craft magical renditions of old-world styles using local ingredients and wild foraged yeasts, while celebrating the new American frontiers of brewing with hop-forward experimental ales and lagers.


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Fire Cider Workshop

Registration Required. Fire Cider is a tonic that is traditionally made in the fall season, most notably used as a cold & flu preventative. It’s an old folk medicine, a digestive tonic, aiding in proper digestion and to promote circulation. This vinegar based infusion gets its name from it’s wild combination of ingredients that includes ginger, horseradish, jalapenos balanced with lemons, rosemary, turmeric and honey. This is a great time of year to gather the spicy roots, fruit and hardy herbs for this preparation so you can use them throughout the winter and spring. Makes a great gift too!

Everyone will get hands-on preparing the ingredients while our instructor, Nichole Gerding will discuss the simplicity and benefits of vinegar infusions and variations for your herbal medicine cabinet. You’ll make a quart of fire cider to take home along with the recipe. Please bring a quart jar if you have an extra at home!

Nichole’s background is in Early American Domestic skills. For most of her life, it has been Nichole’s goal to integrate the past into the present and educate the public on these skills. This lead to the creation of her business, Thankful Sage Farm School. For the past 7 years, Nichole has used her business to manufacture organic small batch soaps, heritage candles, and beeswax products using simple and time tested methods. You can find out more about Thankful Sage Farm School here.”

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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Twilight Market

Farmstand • Local Food & Drink • Craft Vendors • Bands • Performers

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us at our little green oasis.

This month we will feature a theatrical performance to enjoy while you shop and enjoy local food and drink. Slurpphilly will be slinging fresh ramen, Korean fried chicken, Korean BBQ tacos. Evil Genius Beer Company will be serving their beer made right over on Front Street. We’re highlighting Philly’s talented artisans, craftspeople, and purveyors of handmade goods; Madcrumbs, Thankful Sage Farm School, Melmos Dog Treats, Vessna Scheff, Terra Luna, Brendan’s Rustic Handcrafts.

The farmstand is stocked with organically grown produce from right here in our high tunnels as well as foods from local farms and producers. Browse the garden center and greenhouse and say hi to Milkshake the pig and his friends.

Entertainment

Theatre Festival

Food & Drink

Slurpphilly will be slinging fresh ramen, Korean fried chicken, Korean BBQ tacos.

Evil Genius Beer Company  serving their beer made right over on Front Street.

Handmade Goods

Madcrumbs is a made-to-order, small-batch bakeshop in Philadelphia. No product is ever frozen. They bake from scratch using high quality and local ingredients whenever possible. By baking small batch we cut down in our food waste and able to offer affordable prices.

Thankful Sage Farm School manufactures handmade soaps and a variety of candles with historic underpinnings. Coming from Historic Bucks County, it is easy to capture the spirit of the early America – they hand mix the scents of soil, woodsmoke, old pipes, and local flowers. They make a variety of candles, non GMO soy candles and beeswax candles- produced from the hives on their little farm. They teach heritage skills.

Melmos Dog Treats provides an all natural dog treat in fun shapes and flavors!

Terra Luna, is dedicated to providing small-batch, whole body herbal products handmade in Northeast Philadelphia. Handmade apothecary products often made with ingredients grown in my own garden.

Vessna Scheff, original abstract and portrait watercolors focusing on the natural textures of water and wood.

Brendan’s Rustic Handcrafts:  Handcrafted rustic wood homegoods and furniture made from locally sourced hardwoods and crafted in West Philly.

Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Different music, local food and drink, activities, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome. Free. Rain or Shine.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

 

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Farm Dinner at Greensgrow West

Hosted by Greensgrow & Philly Foodworks

A benefit for our SNAP Share Program, making a healthy local farm share accessible to everyone.

Greensgrow will host four Farm Dinners throughout 2019 in partnership with Philly Foodworks to benefit our SNAP Share program because we believe that nutritious, local food should be accessible to everyone. Join us for an evening to celebrate the local food system during the delightfully delicious shoulder season – this time at Greensgrow West! On September 28th Chef Katie Briggs, owner of Eclectik Domestic and 2016 James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership recipient, will present a farm-to-table menu sourced from Weaver’s Orchard and from Greensgrow Farms. We’re honored to have Ed Weaver, President of Weaver’s Orchards joining us to talk about his family’s Berks County farm! Beverages provided by Hale & True Cider Co. The evening will feature a four course meal and live music by singer-songwriter Lia Menaker. BYO is encouraged!

Support accessible local food and meet people in your community that believe that nurtured landscapes and good food connects us all.

Greensgrow West | 5123 Baltimore Avenue
Doors & appetizers at 6pm | Dinner at 7pm | Rain or Shine


Philly Foodworks makes buying, eating, and sharing fresh food as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. They work with a diverse group of producers and distributors to navigate the challenges faced by producing outside of the mainstream commodity food system. They feel that food is how people connect to themselves, the land, and their community. By engaging with food more consciously, we can build a world that nurtures these connections.


Katie Briggs is a chef and activist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A 2016 James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership recipient, Katie has traveled far and wide offering up her culinary talents. Her resume boasts whole-animal butchering, hosting culinary events and pop-ups from California to Maine, (as well as abroad in France and Germany) and several years touring with the acclaimed culinary circus Outstanding in the Field to nearly all 50 states. Katie is passionate about local and seasonal food and works extensively with the farming community. She looks forward to serving you!


Weaver’s Orchard began with Jacob and Lizzie Weaver growing fruit in Delaware. Their son Daniel purchased the current Berks Co property in 1931. He planted fruit trees, berries and vegetables and marketed the produce by the truckload on street corners in Reading, PA. Soon he started selling at the farm and set Weaver’s Orchard on the path to becoming a community destination. 

Today, the Weaver’s welcome people to visit and enjoy pick your own fruit, a farm market, attend parties and events, educational opportunities and family-friendly experiences on the farm. Their vision continues to expand, with hopes of a new market some day that will an expanded garden center, bakery and more events like farm to table dinners.


Lia Menaker is a Philadelphia-based singer songwriter infusing edgy poetry and a theatrical flair into a musical blend of pop, rock, and soul. Her vocals, songwriting, and unique use of live vocal looping have caught the eyes of critics, who have called her an “undiscovered star” with a “soulful, haunting” voice. Menaker has performed at SXSW, has toured in 50+ cities around the country, and performs regularly in the Philadelphia music scene. She plans to release a new EP in 2019.


Hale & True Cider is made by fermenting fresh Pennsylvania apple juice, straight from the orchard. They thoughtfully incorporate ingredients like hops and fruit to create session ciders that are balanced and complex. Hale & True was named Best of Philly: Best Cidery and 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia Magazine. Their taproom located at 613 S. 7th Street serves a lineup of craft hard cider made on-site from Pennsylvania apples, as well as other local ciders, beer, wine and spirits.


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Beekeeping 101

Registration required. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or in the thinking stage of starting a backyard hive, this workshop will take you through the ins and outs of managing honey bees. Don Shump, owner of the Philadelphia Bee Company and Greensgrow’s own beekeeper, will share his years of experience as an urban apiarist in Philadelphia and walk you through what to expect during a beekeeper’s typical first year. Don will also talk about local resources available to help you succeed. Plenty of time will be allotted for discussion; please be prepared to ask questions. The class will touch base on Bee Biology, Bee Behavior, Hive Management, Swarming, Equipment and Bee Products.

As we become increasingly aware of where our food is coming from, climate change, and honey bee loses more and more people are taking up beekeeping to make their own honey, have pollinators for their gardens, and to offset die offs of honey bee populations in recent years. Find out what the buzz is all about!

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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Twilight Market

Farmstand • Local Food & Drink • Craft Vendors • Bands • Performers

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us at our little green oasis.

This month Women in Horticulture will join us for a discussion on adding fall & winter interest to your garden. Vessna Scheff opens at 6pm on ukulele and our favorite acoustic duo, Silk & Honey at 7pm.

You’ll be eating and drinking well with Slurp Philly, Chef Katie Briggs Burger Pop-Up, Purposeful Pops, and Evil Genius Beer Company.

 

Come ready to shop the farmstand a slew of talented purveyors of handmade goods; Aha Brands, The Darling Bower, Stellar Design Shop, Mello Infusions, 12th Glow, f e a s t, the kitchen garden series, Arekusn, Madcrumbs, Thankful Sage Farm School, Melmos Dog Treats, Terra Luna, Cat Horn Accessory, The Darling Bower, Vessna Scheff.

 

The farmstand is stocked with organically grown produce from right here in our high tunnels. Browse the garden center and greenhouse and say hi to Milkshake the pig and his friends.

 

Women in Horticulture: Adding Fall & Winter Interest to Your Garden6:00-6:45pm • FREE

Gardening should extend beyond just spring and summer blooms. Late season flowers, foliage, and fruit can be showstoppers in the garden, while also providing important food sources for pollinators and birds. Garden lovers are always looking for plants that will extend the season of interest, and bees are also looking to store up pollen and nectar to survive winter hibernation. Lucy will provide ideas for perennials, shrubs, and trees that flower, turn brilliant colors, and bear fruit late into the year. She will review the necessary site conditions for them to thrive, and show you how to create beautiful plant combinations.  Lucy will focus on plants that are not only good landscape plants but also provide pollen and food for wildlife

Lucy Dinsmore is the Azalea Meadow Horticulturist at the Morris Arboretum of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania. She’s worked for landscaping firms, garden centers, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. As the Assistant Director of the group Women in Horticulture, which provides women with opportunities in professional development, networking, and mentorship during free and low-cost events in the greater Philadelphia area.

 

Entertainment

Silk & Honey

 

Food & Drink

Evil Genius Beer Company  serving their beer made right over on Front Street.

Rock N’ Rolls Food Truck fusion eggrolls.

Handmade Goods

Madcrumbs is a made-to-order, small-batch bakeshop in Philadelphia. No product is ever frozen. They bake from scratch using high quality and local ingredients whenever possible. By baking small batch we cut down in our food waste and able to offer affordable prices.

Thankful Sage Farm School manufactures handmade soaps and a variety of candles with historic underpinnings. Coming from Historic Bucks County, it is easy to capture the spirit of the early America – they hand mix the scents of soil, woodsmoke, old pipes, and local flowers. They make a variety of candles, non GMO soy candles and beeswax candles- produced from the hives on their little farm. They teach heritage skills.

Melmos Dog Treats provides an all natural dog treat in fun shapes and flavors!

Terra Luna, is dedicated to providing small-batch, whole body herbal products handmade in Northeast Philadelphia. Handmade apothecary products often made with ingredients grown in my own garden.

Cat Horn Accessory handcrafted casual metal and fiber jewelry and accessories for women and men. Original designs using wirework, macrame, leather craft, and needlepoint using precious metals, semiprecious stones, silk, and leather.

The Darling Bower, botanical watercolor artist making tea towels, gift wrap, wall art, and greeting cards.

Vessna Scheff, original abstract and portrait watercolors focusing on the natural textures of water and wood


Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Different music, local food and drink, activities, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome. Free. Rain or Shine.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Market

Farmstand • Local Food & Drink • Craft Vendors • Bands • Performers

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us at our little green oasis. Pitch, Please, Temple’s University based Queer Advocacy A Capella group headlines at 6:45pm till 7:15pm. Singer Nolwazi Monique opens at 6pm.

Evil Genius Beer Company will be serving their beer made right over on Front Street, and great local eats with Eclectik Domestic – grass-fed beef burgers and more. Purposeful Pops Artisan popsicles made with local ingredients for local good!

This month we’ll be joined by some of Philly’s talented artisans, craftspeople, and purveyors of handmade goods; Thankful Sage Farm School,  Terra Luna, Cat Horn Accessory,  Brendan’s Rustic Handcrafts, Stellar Design, Mello Infusions, Natureful Philadelphia.

The farmstand is stocked with organically grown produce from right here in our high tunnels as well as foods from local farms and producers. Browse the garden center and greenhouse and say hi to Milkshake the pig and his friends.

Entertainment

Pitch, Please, Temple’s University based Queer Advocacy A Capella group.

 

Food & Drink

Evil Genius Beer Company  serving their beer made right over on Front Street.

Eclectik Domestic: Burger Pop-Up, grass-fed beef burgers and more.

Handmade Goods

Thankful Sage Farm School manufactures handmade soaps and a variety of candles with historic underpinnings. Coming from Historic Bucks County, it is easy to capture the spirit of the early America – they hand mix the scents of soil, woodsmoke, old pipes, and local flowers. They make a variety of candles, non GMO soy candles and beeswax candles- produced from the hives on their little farm. They teach heritage skills.

Terra Luna, is dedicated to providing small-batch, whole body herbal products handmade in Northeast Philadelphia. Handmade apothecary products often made with ingredients grown in my own garden.

Cat Horn Accessory handcrafted casual metal and fiber jewelry and accessories for women and men. Original designs using wirework, macrame, leather craft, and needlepoint using precious metals, semiprecious stones, silk, and leather.

Brendan’s Rustic Handcrafts handcrafted rustic wood homegoods and furniture made from locally sourced hardwoods and crafted in West Philly.

Stellar Design, contemporary upcycled accessories.

Mello Infusions, high quality herbal blends for your therapeutic and recreational needs.

Natureful Philadelphia


Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Different music, local food and drink, activities, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome. Free. Rain or Shine.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Market

Farmstand • Local Food & Drink • Craft Vendors • Bands • Performers

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us at our little green oasis. Things kick-off at 6pm with Vessna Scheff on ukelele followed by the School of Rock at 7pm. Slurpphilly will be slinging fresh ramen, Korean fried chicken, Korean BBQ tacos. Purposeful Pops is bringing their artisan pops made with local ingredients for local good. Evil Genius Beer Company will be serving their beer made right over on Front Street.

During the festivities you can join our Herbal Bug Repellant Workshop! We’ll be teaching you how to make your own salve that’s great for your skin and keeps away mosquitos and flies too. Registration required.

Entertainment

School of Rock House Band. Top students ranging in age from 13-18 perform classic rock to progressive rock to alternative music.

Vessna Scheff memorizes audiences with voice and ukulele performances that combine soul, folk and jazz. She began singing at a young age and developed her musical talents after coming across a ukulele in a thrift store. She currently resides in Philadelphia where she began collaborating with producer Lee Clarke. Their collaboration includes vocals, pulsing rhythms and deep beats in an emotional and fresh approach.

Food & Drink

Slurpphilly.com Fresh Ramen Noodle Bowls, Korean Fried Chicken, Korean BBQ Tacos

Purposeful Pops Artisan popsicles made with local ingredients for local good. Our mission is to do things with a purpose. Especially to provide job creation and workforce development to help those transitioning from homelessness.

Evil Genius Beer Company  serving their beer made right over on Front Street.

Handmade Goods

Madcrumbs is a made-to-order, small-batch bakeshop in Philadelphia. No product is ever frozen. They bake from scratch using high quality and local ingredients whenever possible. By baking small batch we cut down in our food waste and able to offer affordable prices.

Thankful Sage Farm School manufactures handmade soaps and a variety of candles with historic underpinnings. Coming from Historic Bucks County, it is easy to capture the spirit of the early America – they hand mix the scents of soil, woodsmoke, old pipes, and local flowers. They make a variety of candles, non GMO soy candles and beeswax candles- produced from the hives on their little farm. They teach heritage skills.

Melmos Dog Treats provides an all natural dog treat in fun shapes and flavors!

Riot Alliance creates handmade jewelry with semi-precious raw crystals and high quality gold and sterling silver materials. 10% of proceeds benefit a different quarterly social justice partner in Philadelphia. 

EB Stitches Quirky embroidered hoop designs!

The Last Straw is the last straw you’ll ever need! Handmade borosilicate glass drinking straws, saving the oceans and turtles one glass straw at a time.

The Darling BowerA botanical watercolor artist making handcrafted and custom goods; tea towels, gift wrap, wall art, and greeting cards. Celebrating the beauty of the natural world by incorporating it into home decor pieces and functional goods. 

Stellar Design Shop reporposes worn out and old garments into new garments with contemporary style.

Roebas ceramics porcelain and stoneware, combining wheel and handbuilt pieces.

Cat Horn Accessory handcrafted casual metal and fiber jewelry and accessories for women and men. Original designs using wirework, macrame, leather craft, and needlepoint using precious metals, semiprecious stones, silk, and leather.

Brendan’s Rustic Handcrafts handcrafted rustic wood homegoods and furniture made from locally sourced hardwoods and crafted in West Philly.

 


Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Different music, local food and drink, activities, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome. Free. Rain or Shine.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Farm Dinner

Tickets will be available at the door!


Hosted by Greensgrow & Philly Foodworks

A benefit for our SNAP Share Program, making a healthy local farm share accessible to everyone.

Greensgrow will host four Farm Dinners throughout 2019 in partnership with Philly Foodworks to benefit our SNAP Share program because we believe that nutritious, local food should be accessible to everyone.

Join us for an evening to celebrate the local food system at the height of the growing season. Dinner will feature a four course meal by worker-owned 1149 Cooperative inspired by summer produce, grown right here at Greensgrow Farms and at A.T. Buzby Farm in Salem County, NJ. The 1149 Cooperative were named “Rising Stars” by Eater for their focus on social justice through food. Meet the chefs, farmers and food artisans while you enjoy mead from Philadelphia Mead Well, and live jazz throughout the evening with V. Shayne Frederick Ensemble.

Support accessible local food and meet people in your community that believe that nurtured landscapes and good food connects us all.

Greensgrow Farms | 2501 E. Cumberland Street | Rain or Shine
Doors & appetizers at 6pm | Dinner at 7pm


MENU

All produce & flowers were grown at Greensgrow Farms and A.T. Buby Farm. Meads by Philadelphia Mead Well.

Blueberry Ginger Gazpacho*
Green Salad with Raspberries* with balsamic dressing
Iron Derrick Mead: bubbly mead with orange blossom honey


Grilled Corn with coconut milk & garlic
Grilled Spring Onion & Swiss Chard*
Show Sak Mead


Tomato & Herb Caesar*
Barley Salad*
Griggstown Farm Grilled Chicken Sausage with white BBQ sauce
Smoked Tofu*, Fresh Tofu Inc.
Stormy Delight MEAD: semi-sweet black currant mead aged with oak


Seasonal Stonefruit Dessert

*vegan


Philly Foodworks makes buying, eating, and sharing fresh food as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. They work with a diverse group of producers and distributors to navigate the challenges faced by producing outside of the mainstream commodity food system. They feel that food is how people connect to themselves, the land, and their community. By engaging with food more consciously, we can build a world that nurtures these connections.


A.T. Buzby Farm is a family farm in rural Salem County, New Jersey. They grow a variety of fresh produce for local markets on 190 acres. Andrew and Dawn Buzby established the farm in 1981 as a labor of love. This love continues today and has spread to other friends and family who now help on the farm. A.T. Buzby Farm is dedicated to producing safe, healthy food in a way that is sustainable environmentally, economically, and socially.


The 1149 Cooperative mission is to provide a seat at the table for all our neighbors; black folks, folks of color, folks with disabilities, immigrants, women, queer and trans people, and everyone with intersections of these identities. Inclusion is at the center of what they do.


V. Shayne Frederick Ensemble
V. Shayne Frederick is a jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger and musical director with performances spanning two decades. Cited by the Broad Street Review as “one of the region’s busiest and best jazz singers,” V. Shayne has been appointed as “one to watch” and a “shining light” by All About Jazz.


Philadelphia Mead Well, Philadelphia’s first modern meadery will be bringing their fruit tinged meads.


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

If you or a member of your party has any dietary restrictions, please let us know on the registration page.


Tickets will be available at the door!

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Twilight Market

Farmstand • Local Food & Drink • Craft Vendors • Bands • Performers

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening market! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late and have invited some of our favorite friends. ORCA will be announcing the winner of their Bloom Your Block Contest at 6pm to start things off. Followed by live entertainment Boon and WORDZ The Poet Emcee. Rock n Rolls will be serving tasty egg rolls. Separatist Beer Project will be serving their brews that incorporate foraged ingredients. Shop crafts, art and locally made goodies by Melmos Dog Treats, Thankful Sage Farm School, Madcrumbs, Riot Alliance, Vessna Scheff, The Last Straw, EB Stitches. The farmstand is stocked with organically grown produce from right here in our high tunnels. Browse the garden center and greenhouse and say hi to Milkshake the pig and his friends.

Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June–October. Different music, local food and drink, activities, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome. Free. Rain or Shine.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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