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Daniels Farmstead plant sale

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Daniels Farmstead, located at 286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, will again host a plant sale on Sunday, May 20, 2018. This event will run from 11 a.m. to 3p.m.

There will be many plants for sale including geraniums, petunias, impatiens, hanging baskets, perennials, hosta, and more.  A limited number of heirloom tomato plants of several varieties, such as will be grown in the fields for the upcoming farmer's market season, which opens on Sunday, July 8, 2018 and continues every Sunday through October 7, will be available.

Farmhouse and grounds tours are available noting the history of this farmstead listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Along with the plant festivities enjoy a wildflower walk through the woods and fields with Kathy Barton.   The walk departs at 11a.m.  Please dress accordingly.

The grill at the farmstead will open at 11:30 with a menu of hot dogs, burgers (both beef & veggie) chips & beverage.   Home baked goodies will be available.

At 1pm Naturalist John Root will present, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Beneficials”.   Learn how to welcome songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial organisms to your yard.  Plants for edible landscaping and attracting beneficials will be available for purchase.   (This program is supported in part by a grant from the Blackstone Cultural Council which is supported by the  Massachusetts Cultural Council.

This is the first-of-the-season-event at the Farmstead.  An opportunity to see what's growing in the fields and see the roof, cupola and heifer barn restoration of the 1850 barn.   Refurbishing the buildings and fields of this beautiful historic property is ongoing so that we may all enjoy the bounty of the crops and the history from the 18th, 19th and 20th century of the Daniels Farm.

For further information:  Michele Daley, 508-883-6399.

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