We’re not officially past the frost free date here in Central Pennsylvania but it’s drawing close and this weekend’s Herb & Garden Faire offers a perfect opportunity to go shopping for transplants to set out in the vegetable plot.
If you live and garden anywhere near Lancaster PA mark your calendars and make plans to visit this year’s garden fair. It’s happening on May 7th & 8th from 9 am till 5 pm on the grounds of the Landis Valley Museum.
This is one of my favorite local gardening events and holds lots of interest to backyard gardeners. Plus the timing couldn’t be better. The Herb & Garden Faire is always scheduled for the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day which makes it easy to remember. It also falls close to our frost free dates so there are fewer concerns with tending and protecting your plants until they can be safely planted out in the garden.
For local growers in search of unique heirloom edibles make sure that you stop by and take a look at what the following vendors have to offer:
- Happy Cat Farm – They always have a good selection of heirloom tomatoes and peppers including some rare favorites of mine such as Fish Peppers.
- Manheim Central High School Ag-Ed Program – These youngsters sell loads of healthy heirloom tomatoes and I never fail to come away with something new.
- Heirloom Seed Project Marketplace – Landis Valley’s own plant sale offers a variety of annuals, perennials, veggies, herbs, fruits, and seeds from their collection.
Other green vendors that the herb and vegetable gardener won’t want to pass by include:
- Meadow View Heirloom Greenhouse
- Kahler’s Plant World
- Homegrown Edible Landscaping Company
- Deer Creek Farm
Still procrastinating over a great gift for mom? Time is running out but there are plenty of vendors willing to offer a hand with that including: Old Europe Stoneware, Full Moon Flower Designs, River Hills Glass, Carol’s Embroidery n Gifts, The Rosemary House, Pine Hollow Primitives, and others.
The Master Gardeners of Lancaster County will be on hand to answer your gardening questions or identify any mysterious plants, insects, or even diseases that have been plaguing your garden. For more information on this year’s Herb and Garden Faire you can download the brochure and then make plans to head over to Landis Valley Museum.
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