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Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9am-2pm
Ithaca High School (see map)

One of the Finger Lakes’ most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

The Garden Fair & Plant Sale features a wide variety of vendors who offer specialty plants and gardening advice on topics ranging from growing rock garden plants to selecting native species for the garden. Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials.

Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups participate in the sale to raise funds or create awareness of their programs. In past years, these have included members of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers, Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Program. several smaller garden clubs, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society.

Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars. Admission is free.

2017 PARTICIPATING VENDORS
A.J. Teeter Farm, Ithaca NY – Vegetable and herb transplants
Baker’s Acres, Lansing NY – Veggie transplants, bedding plants, herbs, perennials
Blue Heron Farm, Lodi NY- Certified organic veggie transplants, herbs, annuals, native perennials
Cayuga Landscape, Ithaca NY – Annual bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, trees
Cheryl’s Place, Elmira NY – Heirloom and hybrid vegetable transplants, edible landscaping
Chickadee Farm, Freeville NY – Wildflowers
Coldwater Pond Nursery, Phelps NY – Ornamental trees and shrubs
Der Rosenmeister, Ithaca NY – Specialty roses
Edible Acres, Trumansburg NY – Edible perennials and forest garden plants
Flutterby Plantarium, Ithaca NY – Butterfly, pollinator and hummingbird perennials and herbs
Fruition Seeds, Naples NY – Vegetable transplants and seeds
Graceful Gardens, Mecklenburg NY – Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets
GreenTree Garden Supply, Ithaca NY – Locally blended potting soil and amendments
Horse Head Woodworks, Gillett NY – Wooden garden trellises
Iron Kettle Farm, Candor NY – Veggie and flower transplants, hanging baskets
Kingbird Farm, Berkshire NY – Veggie transplants, tropical plants
Lorraine’s Concrete Leaves, Clifton Springs NY – Handmade concrete birdbaths and toadstools
Michaleen’s Florist and Garden Center, Lansing NY – Annuals, perennials, tropical plants
Muddy Fingers Farm, Hector, NY – Vegetable transplants
Ort Family Farm, Bradford NY – Small fruiting plants, heirloom vegetable transplants, herbs
RC’s Plants and Produce, Brooktondale, NY – Hanging baskets, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, fall mums, seasonal produce
Sommarstuga Gardens, Trumansburg NY – Annuals, perennials, vegetable transplants
Stony Creek Nursery, Genoa NY – Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable transplants, tree seedlings
The Magic Garden, Interlaken NY – Annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, hanging baskets, tropical plants
The Plantsmen Nursery, Groton NY – Native nursery-propagated perennials, trees and shrubs
Rainbow Creations, Newark Valley NY – Perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, hanging baskets
Twisted Tree Farm, Spencer NY – Blueberry, gooseberry, elderberry, pawpaw, mulberry
West Haven Farm, Ithaca NY – Vegetable, herb and flower transplants
White Oak Nursery, Geneva NY – Native trees & shrubs
Gardening Groups
Adirondack Chapter – North American Rock Garden Society – Many choice rock garden and woodland plants
Auraca Herbarists – Herb plants and information on growing and using herbs
BOCES New Visions Program, Ithaca NY – Bedding plants, veggie transplants, herbs
CCE Tompkins Master Gardeners – Perennials for sale, free soil pH testing and garden literature
DeWitt Middle School, Community Based Garden Project – Ithaca NY – Vegetable, flower and herb transplants, hanging baskets
Fall Creek Garden Collective – Information on the Fall Creek Garden Tour
Finger Lakes Bonsai Society – Display of bonsai
Finger Lakes Native Plant Society – Native plant seedlings and information on growing native plants
Greenstar Community Projects – Information on urban gardening initiatives
Ithaca High School Little Red Farm – Heirloom tomato seedlings and herbs
Kay’s Rare Cacti and Succulents – Fundraiser for Rainbow Healing Center in Nichols
Master Composters -Information and displays on composting
Project Growing Hope – Information on Ithaca Community Gardens
Southern Cayuga Garden Club – Perennials and houseplants
Tompkins County Quilters Guild – Raffle tickets for quilt

Food
4-H Club – Bagels, muffins, baked goods, hot dogs, toasted cheese sandwiches, drinks

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