This event is back for its second year at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market (545 3rd Street, Ithaca) and will take place on two Fridays: May 14th & May 21st, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (the first hour will be for seniors & immuno-compromised).
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, trees, evergreens, and specialty perennials.
Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars. Admission is free this year!
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.