July 30, 2012

Home and Garden Briefs: July 30, 2012


---- — Find local goods at marketplace Saturdays

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and 11 at Durkee Street Pavilion, downtown.

Fresh local vegetables, fruits, beef, maple and honey products, bedding plants and baked goods are available for sale, as well as products from a number of artisans and crafters.

On Aug. 4, solo violinist Pascal Spronk will play, and the Vendor of the Week is Just Call Me Cupcake.

Vendor of the Week on Aug. 11 is Emily Allen, a violinist from Peru who is a sophomore at Crane School of Music.

Free quilt show in Lake Placid Aug. 4

LAKE PLACID —The Material Girls Quilt Group from the Plattsburgh area is holding a free quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, 115 John Brown Road.

Dozens of heirloom and modern quilts will be on display. There will be demonstrations and the opportunity to see quilters at work on various projects.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.

For more information, call the park office at 523-3900.

Series teaches about culinary herbs, edible flowers

TICONDEROGA — Adults are invited to learn about culinary herbs and edible flowers with herbalist Nancy Scarzello on Wednesdays, Aug. 8 and Sept. 5, at Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden, 100 Fort Ti Road.

In part one, “Culinary Herbs: Gourmet Seasonings from the Garden,” Scarzello will share her tips for harvesting, preserving and preparing delicious foods using abundant seasonings from the herb garden.

The workshop on Sept. 5 will feature “Edible Flowers from Garden to Table.” Attendees will learn how to use flowers from the gardens for garnishes, salads and edible arrangements.

Both programs include recipes, reference materials, samples and demonstrations. Cost is $20 plus cost of admission to Fort Ticonderoga. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga pay $15 inclusive.

Contact the fort at 585-2821 to make a reservation.

Farmers Market set for Port Henry

PORT HENRY — The Port Henry Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Boni’s Bistro parking lot on Main Street.

To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Penelope the Clown will be doing face-painting.