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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weeks Specials and Mentions from our Farmers Market Vendors.
Picklelicious: Quart of full sour pickles for $5.00 reg. price $7.00
Bongo & Capacci Pasta: Crab Cakes, best in the tri-state. 3 for $24, 6 for $42.
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?”
Renee’s Jellies and Jams: This week, Renee introduces another new flavor – Orange Marmalade! Wow!, get me some toast!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Mothers Day!!!!