Dig In at Freshtival

Posted on March 10th, 2017

What is a Freshtival?

Well, to us it’s a weekend full of fun, food and planting. It’s how we celebrate our community and the arrival of Spring. Live music, great food and fun for the whole family. 

Just like years past our favorite food trucks will be here all weekend long. Van Wilgen’s greenhouse will be alive with plants & demo gardens. If your like us and want to get your hands dirty we have 3 fun workshops planned.  

Ready to start talking about your garden? Saturday March 18th Kerry Ann Mendez award winning author, speaker and garden designer. Will be giving a presentation  Spectacular Plants for High Impact, Low Maintenance Gardens Kerry Ann is a ‘passionate perennialist’ with over 25 years of hands-on experience. As a consultant, designer, and teacher, she specializes in low-maintenance, sustainable garden and landscape design, incorporating perennials, ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and no-fuss annuals. 

Our Kids Klub is also throwing a big party this weekend with FRESHkids! All weekend long kids will get to hang out with baby animals, play some games, make a craft and plant some lettuce with Mom & Dad. Fun for the whole family!

The Van Wilgen Kitchen will host our favorite Chefs, right next to our Beer Garden celebrating local breweries and wine with tastings. Visit our Kitchen to see :

3/18 AT 11am GUILFORD MOORING

3/18 AT 1 PM THE STAND BRANFORD

3/18 AT 215 PM CASEUS

3/19 AT 11AM BILL VAN WILGEN

3/19 AT 1 PM OLD QUARRY OLIVE OIL &  SAM & OLIVER

In our Beer Garden we will host tastings with:  

J Edwards Winery, Black Hog Brewing, Thimble Island Brewery, Stony Creek Brewery and Duvig Brewery.

All details, can be found here. We also have a printable schedule here!

See you this weekend in the greenhouse!