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The Reston Farm Garden Market and True Life Cafe* invite you to join us!
Saturday, May 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm & Sunday, May 16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Bring your friends and family for a free, fun-filled weekend that includes live music, a petting zoo, raffle, ice cream truck, and more!
‘Living Connected’ is essential to personal and relational health and genuine joy. Short, helpful talks will be offered on various topics, including friendship, marriage, & parenting, featuring author and storyteller John Lynch and others.
*True Life Cafe is the coaching/counseling arm of Grace Ministries. Find out more at www.undergrace.org.
Join us on Saturday, May 8 for our Simply Southern Event!!!
Reston Farm Garden Market are excited to announce that we are partnering with Simply Southern this year. We love their fresh, fun use of color and are proud to be promoting their extensive lines of colorful T-Shirts and cute tote bags this Spring! We stock a large variety of T-shirt designs, in sizes from S to XXL at all our locations. Choose from the many options, to find the perfect T-shirt for you.
Pick one up for yourself, or a gift for a friend, and represent Virginia!
Mother’s Day Gifts
Not sure what to get Mom this year? She will love a tote bag, guaranteed!
Give her a gift that is both fun and functional!
Check out the gorgeous selection of Tote bags we stock. Perfect for a trip to the beach or a picnic in the park, or just to accessorize with your Spring and Summer outfits! You’ll find one to match your taste. Available in 2 sizes.
Accessorize your tote bag with an adorable bee or sunflower charm!
We stock Simply Southern masks and hand sanitizer, to protect you and your family.
In fact, it’s a natural opportunity for us to focus on the special women horticulturists who have studied, advocated for and created beautiful outdoor spaces.
Let’s start with Jane Colden, the first female botanist in America. Between 1753 and 1758, Jane collected and cataloged more than 300 plants found in the lower Hudson River Valley. Why were her accomplishments extraordinary? At the time, women were believed to be incapable of studying subjects as complex as science. Let that sink in for just a minute…
Jane also wrote an untitled manuscript, which became one of the earliest detailed records of native plants local to New York. In fact, during the Revolutionary War, Jane’s manuscript fell into the hands of a Hessian soldier, who ultimately brought the manuscript back to Germany, where it was later purchased by Sir Joseph Banks, the renowned British plantsman. More than two centuries later, Jane’s voluminous manuscript sits in the British Museum of Natural History in London. But the biggest achievement in Jane’s career, and possibly her most important contribution to science, was her discovery of what is now known as Triadenum virginicum or marsh St. Johns-wort.
Lady Bird Johnson
Also ahead of her time, Lady Bird Johnson understood how the appreciation of beauty could instill a sense of peace. She said, “A little beauty, something that is lovely, I think, can help create harmony which will lessen tensions.” Lady Bird, the 36th First Lady, believed that beauty could improve the mental health of a society, and her determination to make the United States a more beautiful place became her legacy. She saw her beautification projects as ways to help soothe the nation at a time when the Vietnam war, civil rights and other highly charged political issues stoked division.
Lady Bird also established the National Wildflower Research Center in 1982, and it was from there that the Native Plant Information Network was launched.
The gardens were colorful. Natural. Beautiful. Gertrude Jekyll was trained as an artist, but swapped her canvases for gardens to fully express her artistic passion. Her work was characterized by a painterly use of color and a more naturalistic style of planting that replaced the rigid, more formal garden beds favored in the 19th century.
Her long association with architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, a pioneer in the Arts and Crafts movement, began with their collaboration at Gertrude’s home, where Sir Edwin designed the residence, and Gertrude created the gardens. Their professional partnership flourished and their style included hardy shrubbery and herbaceous plantings within a structural of hardscaping. This more natural style came to define the English garden until modern times.
What made her so successful? Explained Gertrude, “It is just in the way it is done that lies the whole difference between commonplace gardening and gardening that may rightly claim to rank as a fine art… It is to be always watching, noting and doing, and putting oneself meanwhile into closest acquaintance and sympathy with the growing things.” Wise words, indeed.
Reston Farm Garden Market salutes all women.
We celebrate all of you who continue to volunteer for community gardens, advocate for pollinator-friendly practices, study and practice horticulture and, simply, dig in the dirt. You carry on the legacy of the women pioneers who were a force of nature, working to honor our natural world.
Bonita had a grand time chatting with Rob Chavez of Reston Diggs about the evolution and growth of Reston Farm Garden Market. Enjoy!
Hey friends, mark your calendar for EVERY first Wednesday of the month when we put the ENTIRE Garden Market on sale.
- Plants? 20% off.
- Mulch? 20% off.
- Firewood? 20% off.
- Pottery? 20% off.
- Garden tools? 20% off.
- Fresh produce? 20% off.
- Fresh-made baked goods? 20% off.
Every single thing in our Garden Market is 20% off on First Wednesday Friend’s Day.
Stock up on your favorites, try something new, find that special gift, get the thing you’ve been eyeing… Now’s your chance to do it and save!
*Sorry, no discounts given on previously purchased products or Fall Fest tickets. May not be combined with any other discount.
One week left to Christmas! Are you ready? If you haven’t yet, stop by the Reston Farm Market to pick your Christmas Tree along with some ornaments, Holiday gift baskets, and treats! Also, please note that the Reston Farm Market will be closed for the Winter Break from December 25th, 2018 to March 15th, 2019. But don’t worry! You will still be able to order the firewood products online and have them delivered to your doorstep. Finally, as we are approaching 2019, we want to thank all of our dear customers and community for a wonderful year!
| From everyone at the Reston Farm Market, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! May your homes be filled with joy and laughter this Holiday Season! — Bonita and Lowell Weinsten, Reston Farm Market
Bonita Weinstein joins photo journalist Dave Scarnato live on WUSA9 News.
Join us to fight bullying at our Fall Fest featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin.
Reston Farm Market is proud to announce the launch of a Speak Up. Reach Out. Be A Friend. Spookley Program initiative for schools in Northern Virginia. Spookley the Square Pumpkin is the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for National Bullying Prevention Month. Spookley was first introduced to millions of children in the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin”, in which he is shunned by all of the round pumpkins until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire pumpkin patch and only Spookley, with his unique shape, can save the day. Reston Farm Market is one of many family farms across North America that will be embracing Spookley and his story with visitors throughout the fall. Bring your class or group to Reston Farm Market for our Spookley Program educating children on anti-bullying with fun filled activities.
Field trip admission:
- Students: $10
- Teachers & Teacher Assistants/Aides: Free
- Bus Drivers: Free
- Chaperones/other visitors with field trip (adult and children): $10
To book a Spookley Field Trip, visit our Field Trips tab for more details and complete the online Field Trip Request Form.
Media inquiries: Bonita Weinstein, COO SpookleyProgram@restonfarm.com Phone: 571-259-2179
If you love gardening, no doubt you are always on the lookout for great pots. Our extensive collection of high quality pottery is sourced from local artists that is unique and available in a range of shapes. Here are the few things to keep in mind when choosing the right pottery: Pot size: When choosing the pottery, make sure to pay attention to the correct pot size. For most plants, the diameter of the pot should be the same as one-third of the plant’s height from the soil to the top of the foliage. Also, fast-growing plants with deep root systems will need deeper pots, while slow-growing plants with shallow roots do well in shallow pottery. Plant needs: Glazed ceramic pots do not dry out as quickly, therefore allowing the moisture to hold longer. Come by the market this week and ask one of our pottery specialist to help you choose the best pots for your unique plant needs.