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We are consolidating all our websites to one place so that we can get information to you faster and everything will be in one convenient place. You can check out Gossett Brothers Nursery, Gossett’s Farm Market, our mature tree transplanting service and even a link to Cottage Antique. The Antique shop that lives inside the Nursery. The new site is  a work in progress, but everything you see here will be on the new page. Look for photos, videos, and lots of links to both local artisans and events along with all the environmental issues that concern our community. Working with Katonah Green, we will be able to bring you more information while saving you a few clicks on your mouse.

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Power to the people!!

This weekend the Market is going to be electrifying! Whether you need to recharge your body, home or soul, this Saturday we got you covered. Come and fuel your body with local farm fresh food,  recharge your soul with Deb Gorman and B+ and power up your home with some good green energy. Sounds intriguing? Then read on!!
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Local Artisan
If your feeling a little sluggish or somewhat drained, just spend a few moments this Saturday with Den Gorman. She has an amazing story and her positive outlook is contagious. When her husband, Pete, was diagnosed with acute lymbostic leukemia and given a 25 percent chance of survival, Deb says she dropped to the floor.  In August 2007 Peter received a stem cell transplant at the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  His brother, Bill was his donor and saved his life! In the process, his blood type changed from A-positive to B-positive.
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Hand Made Gold Jewelry from B+

Seeing how important stem-cell transplants are, Deb Gorman found a new passion: She started a company called, appropriately, B+, which makes jewelry and T-shirts, a portion of the proceeds go to the Stem Cell/ Bone Marrow Transplant programs at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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“Be positive; that’s always been our family motto.” As a family, grandparents, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, aunts and uncles, we rallied together with the incredible help from friends and talented doctors.
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Hand Made Silver Jewelry from B+

Two years later our family is a stronger, healthier and  a more grateful family than ever before. Come and meet Deb, let her positive attitude infect you, check out her local hand made jewelry and help ease the next family’s cancer journey.

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Deb knows first hand and will tell you herself. “You have the power and strength to overcome anything.”
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Clean, Green with Power to Spare.
Now that we addressed your belly and your soul, how about some green juice for your home? Gossett’s Farm Market is very happy to have representatives from Community Wind Energy and Sun Blue Energy. Stop and chat with then about the benefits of wind and solar power and how to put these renewable energy resources to use in your home.
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Curious about the pros and cons of Solar energy or how to purchase wind power from your local utility? Maybe you have some general questions about how renewable energy works? This is your opportunity to get all the information you need to help make your home and our community a little greener.
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Gossett’s Farm Market Vender Specials and Mentions.
Gaia’s Breath Farm. We will have fresh Saute’d onion and roasted garlic pork sausage this weekend.
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Farmers Market Specials – Saturday Only

Daylilies

Daylilies

Daylilies – 20% off. The daylily is a popular flower among gardeners because they know it will tolerate almost any condition. They grow in hardiness zones from 3-9. Almost any soil or climate condition you put them through they will stand the test, year after year, virtually un-phased by any pests or disease they may encounter. When it comes to value, if you purchase a daylily you will get your moneys worth. Source: The Little Green Apple.

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Astilbe

Astilbe

Astilbe – 20% off. Astilbe produces an attractive mound of glossy, fernlike foliage topped with delicate plumes of colorful flowers. Another common name is false goat’s beard. The large plumes of frothy flowers arrive in late spring or early summer to brighten shade gardens. Flower colors include pink, red, lavender, and white. The plant grows between 6 inches and 5 feet tall, depending on the variety. Source: National Gardening Association

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Here is the list of vendors coming to the market this Saturday.
01) Seatuck Seafood.
02) Cascasde Mountain Wine
03) Grazin’ Angus Acres.
04) Dutch Desserts.
05) Picklelicious.
06) The Farmers Daughter.
07) Gaia’s Breath Farm.
08) Madera Farms.
09) Renee’s Jams & Jellies
10) Go-Go Pops.
11) Wave Hill Breads.
12) Bongo & Capacci Pasta.
13) Pampered Cow Creamery.
14) And the Beads go on
15) Bee Guy Apiaries.
16) Gossett Brothers Nursery
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Gossett Nursery Weekend Specials – Saturday and Sunday

Viburnum

Viburnum

Viburnum – 20% off. Viburnums are a vast group of large, deciduous shrubs that are relatively troublefree and attractive for their flowers, fruits, fall foliage, and shape. Common names include American cranberry bush, hobblebush, and European cranberry bush. Viburnums are often grown as hedges, screens, or filler plants, and their abundant berries attract birds and other wildlife. Many species have colorful fall foliage and hang onto their blue, red, black, or yellow berries into winter, making them attractive in all seasons. Source: National Gardening Association.

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All Spring Bulbs 20% off.
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New Products from Gossett Brother Nursery

Heavy Guage Tomato Cage

Heavy Gauge Tomato Cage. (Say that 3 times fast!)

It’s kinda hard to get excited about a tomato cage, but allot of folks who see these heavy duty tomato cages are doing just that. These guys will hold up your tomato plants even if the tomatoes get as big as a watermelon! They have been flying out of the Nursery all week, and people have been commenting on how finally, someone has done a tomato cage right!
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Hand Rakes

Hand Rakes

Hand Rakes

Ok these guys are not to win any awards for making in the fashion statement department. And there is a chance that your neighbors will look at you funny, but these Hand Rakes work. A customer requested them a few weeks back and we got some extra to use when we tidy up the Nursery. They work pretty good, and are great for small jobs or those tight corners where a rake just wont fit.
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Garden Tools

Garden Tools

Pro-Lite Tools

We got a new tools into the Nursery this week, they are Pro-Lite tools from Radius Garden. These tool include Bulb Auger’s and Plant Transplanter’s. They are heavy duty, made of quality materials, professional grade and very ergonomic. We have use them out in the field for a few days and, so far,  they are living up to their reputation.
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So come and get energized this Saturday at the Market and all weekend long at the Nursery. If nothing above has appealed to you, then come down on a Sunday (when the Nursery is a little quilter) and just stroll around to see a sampling of what nature has to offer. The absolute beauty of the plants, shrubs and trees available at Gossett Brothers Nursery is enough to inspire, calm and power you up. Come, wander and enjoy!!

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Spring May arrive this weekend…or May-be not.

Have you ever seen a unsettled month like this May? From bone chilling nights and gusty winds that would bring back bad memories to both Dorothy and Toto, to soaking rains that would make Ark building a worth while hobby, May has been a tough month on both us and the plant life here at the Nursery.
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But as cantankerous as Mother Nature can be, I think she May smile on us this Saturday and let a little sun shine on the Market. Temperatures are going to be in the upper 60’s on Saturday and it will be a bit breezey. While the Merry Month of May May-be a bit fickle, the vendors at the Farmers Market are rock solid, they are here every week to bring you the best in local, organic farm-fresh food.  Along with our hearty farmers, this week at the Market we have another local artisan and a FREE garden class. Read on for the details.
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Moss agate, sterling and rosebud bracelet crop

Moss agate, sterling and rosebud bracelet crop

Local Artisan – Kathryn Rothfeld

Kathy Rothfeld started Kasaro Designs five years ago after learning the craft of fine jewelry design while working for a distinguished jeweler. Her designs have been featured in fine jewelry shops from Larchmont to Mt. Kisco.  She personally sources unique elements, and often applies proprietary processes, adding subtle hues and creating distinctive finishes.  Among the elements in Kasaro Designs jewelry are semi-precious stones, Swarovski Crystal Beads, cloisonne, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver, vermeil, and gold-filled components.
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This weeks Specials and Mentions from our Farmers Market Vendors.
Gaia’s Breath Farm will have fresh Heritage breed Large Black pork.
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Gardening 101 Class. Saturday, 1 to 3 pm
Veggie Gardening Basics!
Grow your own vegetables and herbs in containers or in your garden. Come to this FREE Gardening class presented by Gossett Brothers Nursery buyer and local garden expert, Melissa Candelia. Melissa will teach you the basics of selecting your veggies, planting them, fertilizing and finally harvesting your home grown vegetables. Ever wanted to have your own garden but was not sure what to do in order to make it a successful garden? Well, here is your free opportunity to get all of your questions answered! Few things are as rewarding as creating meals for your family with home grown vegetables and herbs.
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Here is the list of vendors coming to the market this Saturday.
01) Seatuck Seafood.
02) Cascasde Mountain Wine
03) Grazin’ Angus Acres.
04) Dutch Desserts.
05) Picklelicious.
06) The Farmers Daughter.
07) Gaia’s Breath Farm.
08) Madera Farms.
09) Renee’s Jams & Jellies
10) Go-Go Pops.
11) Wave Hill Breads.
12) Bongo & Capacci Pasta.
13) Pampered Cow Creamery.
14) Krazy for Kazus
15) Bee Guy Apiaries.
16) Gossett Nursery.
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So there you have it, another Farmers Market Saturday ready to go and waiting for you. Whether you are walking to the Market or back to your car, take a few seconds to enjoy the amazing beauty that nature offers. Even if you’re not in the mood to buy anything, take a walk around the Nursery to experience just how peaceful being surrounded by plants can be. May your weekend be full of good times and warm smiles and May-be (hopefully!) we will see you at the Farmers Market at Gossett Brothers Nursery.

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Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever….

This Saturday is “THE Saturday” at Gossett Brothers Nursery. Besides the Farmers Market, Gossett Brothers is privileged to once again host the annual Mothers Day weekend fundraiser for the Lewisboro Garden Club. If their was ever a time to come in and get your garden questions answered, this would be it. On Saturday all the members of the Lewisboro Garden club will be working with the Gossett staff to help you choose the best annual, perennial, shrub or tree. Its a once a year event that is not to be missed.
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Traditionally, this is one of the busiest weekends of the summer season and all week long we has been receiving deliveries. The Nursery is stocked to the gills with a great selection of plants. So whatever you are looking for, come on in this Saturday and browse every nook and cranny of the Nursery with the members of the Lewisboro Garden Club to find some of the best of natures offerings.
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The Lewisboro Garden club is also sponsoring a bake sale on Saturday. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies and other tempting treats will be on sale. One of the great services that the Lewisboro Garden Club provides to the community is the “Golden Roads” program.  This program, which has been a great success for the past 4 years, encourages homeowners and businesses to line their properties with daffodils. The Garden Club coordinates mass plantings of daffodils along public roadways and this year they will plant thousands of daffodils in front of the stone wall along Elmwood Road at Onatru Farm, Lewisboro Hamlet. You can help support the Golden Roads program, and help beatify our town roads. Just ask any of the Lewisboro Garden Club folks

Golden Roads program at work

about the Golden Roads program while you’re shopping on Saturday.

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Remember, candy is dandy, but Plants have zero calories! So come and find the perfect plant for Mom and bring her home some of the best organic and freshest food in Lewisboro.
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But wait there is more!! This weekend is also the annual bee pickup weekend! Guy Hodges, our resident bee-keeper will be getting his annual delivery of bees. Several thousand bees will be visiting Gossett Brothers Nursery this Saturday. Guy will be keeping all his buzzing friends way in the back of the Gossett property, so no need to get nervous if you’re bee shy. If you are coming to pick up your bees on Saturday, follow the signs to the back of the Gossett property and you will find Guy and your bees waiting for you.
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This weeks Specials and Mentions from our Farmers Market Vendors.
Picklelicious: Quart of full sour pickles for $5.00  reg. price $7.00
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Bongo & Capacci Pasta: Crab Cakes, best in the tri-state. 3 for $24, 6 for $42.
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Wave Hill Breads’: Wave Hill Breads’ has shapes that are not found in many stores: the large and small epi.  Try their JUST CRUST Antioxidant Chips and Croutons de Campagne in various flavors including WITH A KICK, Lemony-Thyme, and NAKED.
They will also be offering Ariston 12-year aged Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (with very low acidity) and the Balsamic/EVOO combo, perfect for salads.
And Margaret will answer the question, “Why does a bakery in Connecticut have the same name as a botanical garden in Riverdale, The Bronx?”
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Renee’s Jellies and Jams: This week, Renee introduces another new flavor – Orange Marmalade! Wow!, get me some toast!!
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Here is a list of Vendors coming to the Gossett’s Farm Market this Saturday.
01) Seatuck Seafood.
02) Cascasde Mountain Wine
03) And the Beads go on….
04) Grazin’ Angus Acres.
05) Picklelicious.
06) The Farmers Daughter.
08) Gaia’s Breath Farm.
09) Madera Farms.
10) Renee’s Jams & Jellies
11) Go-Go Pops.
12) Wave Hill Breads.
13) Bongo & Capacci Pasta.
14) Pampered Cow Creamery.
15) Krazy for Kazus
16) Mama Earth
17) Bee Guy Apiaries.
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So needless to say, with the Farmers Market, the Lewisboro Garden Club fundraiser and the annual bee pickup all happening on the same day, the Nursery is going to be packed.  The staff at Gossett’s has put in an extra effort all this week getting the Nursery ready for this weekend (we don’t need a gym!), and the place looks simply amazing!! The annuals have arrived, the herbs and vegetables are out, and everywhere you turn you are greeted with color and variety that shows the graceful and endless beauty of nature.  We are so lucky to have an local fundraiser like the Lewisboro Garden Club come to the Nursery, and to have dedicated farmers who travel hours to bring you the best in farm-freash food. We hope you enjoy your time at the Gossett’s Farm Market here at Gossett’s Brothers Nursery as much as we enjoy bringing the best of nature to you. On this weekend we ask everyone to have a little patience and to follow the directions of the folks helping you to park so everyone can enjoy their time at the Nursery.
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One last thought. Thinking about renewable energy? Ever wonder how Solar panels work and if it’s worth getting your house “off the grid” and suppling your own electricity while selling the excess power back to your local electric provider? Well on Saturday, May 22nd, Gossett Brothers Nursery will have someone at the Farmers market to talk to you about that. Check out the Gossett Web page or Gossett Facebook page during the week for more information.
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Happy Mothers Day!!!!

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