midsummer Farm

2019 Schedule 

Thursdays, 10 am - 3pm


1/17/19
2/21/19
3/7/19
4/4/19
4/25/19
5/23/19
6/27/19
7/11/19
8/15/19
9/12/19
10/24/19
11/14/19

Seed Starting Workshops


Can't make our Seed Starting Workshop in person? Take it online! You can view the videos and content at your own pace and feel free to ask me any questions you may have! 


More info, click here             



Our 7th Annual Living with Herbs Course Begins!


This is a chronological learning experience where I share what I do with my herbs throughout the entire course of a year. Propagating, seed-starting, growing, harvesting, storing, cooking, making healing teas, tinctures, salves, and more! 


More info on this season-long course, click here



Includes supplies, two books, and lunch.


Takes place on Thursdays this year.


Classes begin Thursday, January 17th 2019 - see schedule to right.


10 am to 3 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 1/1/19


Early Bird Discount Available of you register before 11/30/19 - $50 off! 


Register here, through Pay Pal:









THIRTEENTH Annual Plant & Seedling Sale


A whole week in May!

May 11th through May 19th 

From 9 am to 2 pm  (Gate opens at 9 am and closes at 2 pm)


Herbal Course participants get in early - Friday May 10th starting at 1 pm ! 


This is our Big Farm Event of the year! We will have our full variety of certified organic plants and seedlings available. Over 200 different varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, over 500 culinary and medicinal herbs, plus annual flowers, native and pollinator-friendly flowers, over 20 different ferns, native woodland medicinals, unusual and collectible perennials! 


100 different tomato varieties in 2019!!


Every year we grow more and more of each variety, and we add over a hundred fun new varieties of herbs, veggies, annual flowers, natives, and perennials! All kinds of great things for your summer vegetable and herb gardens!

We also have rare and hard-to-find herbs and perennials for those of you with more eccentric tastes. And we added a lot more berry plants to our offerings this year. 3 different types of strawberries, red and purple raspberries, a wonderful medicinal black berry, gogi berries, aronias, grapes, mulberries, black and red currants, kiwis, and more. We will also have plenty of baby figs! 


We are offering our usual huge assortment of certified organic plants and seedlings! The plants and seedlings this year are looking really great!

Our herb selection is comprehensive  - both culinary and medicinal and even a lot of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs are being offered this year! Everything from Agrimony to Zaatar Oregano!!


More blooming flowers than ever before! 


And more "Crazy" Plants like Bananas and Gingers and Gorgeous Unusual Flowers to brighten your garden spaces. 


Check out our Variety Listings and our Plant Sale Page for more info! 


Can't make it to an open day? Email us for an appointment!

info@midsummerfarm.com


Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild Membership

Allium and Brassica Pre-SALE

Saturday and Sunday - April 20th and 21st

9 am to 2 pm 


We designed this Allium and Brassica Pre-Sale for our gardener and farmer friends who want to plant in stages. So, we'll have a nice variety of cold-hardy plants and seedlings for sale that are ready to go in the ground! (Or you can hold them for a bit too.) We'll also have some hardy perennials for sale and other awesome plants. 

The Brassicas are all the dark leafy greens: kales, collards, cabbages, pak koi, broccoli, raabs, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, mustards, etc.


The Alliums are all the onion-flavored plants - leeks, chives, scallions, welsh onions, walking onions, bulbing or regular onions, etc. (We've again expanded our collection of perennial scallions this year!)


We'll also have chards, escaroles, endives, Chinese cabbages and broccolis, radicchios, chicories, parsleys, lettuces, many thymes, oreganos, sages, cilantro, cold-hardy flowers, celeries, cresses, dill, lovage, mints, many of our hard-to-find European greens like erba stella and agretti. We will also have asparagus crowns and seed potatoes as well. And we plan to have a lovely selection of cold hardy perennials and native plants and berries.


For info on our annual Plant Sales and varieties and species offered, click here. 

Making Homemade Pet Food Workshop 

More info, click here

Saturday, March 16th 2019
11 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 3/9/19


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:


Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)


Seed Saving Techniques Workshop

More info, click here

Saturday, February 16th

11 am  - 1 pm 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/8/19


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Successful Seed Starting Workshop

More info, click here

Sunday, February 17th 

11 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/8/19


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Herbal Primer: 25-30 Important and Easy to Grow Herbs for your Herb Garden

More info, click here

3 sessions:
Tuesdays
April 9th, 10 am to 12 noon
April 16th, 10 am to 12 noon
April 23rd, 10 am to 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 4/1/19


Two ways to register:

1) $108.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $108/person.

2) Or you can register online ($114.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:








Fridays starting in January 2019, 1-4 pm :​


1/18/19
2/15/19
3/8/19
3/22/19
4/5/19
4/26/19
5/24/19
6/7/19
6/28/19 
7/12/19
8/2/19
8/16/19
8/30/19
9/13/19
10/4/19
10/25/19
11/15/19

Registration for Seed Starting Workshop IN PERSON/ON FARM
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Registration for Seed Starting Workshop IN PERSON/ON FARM

Successful Seed Starting Workshop

More info, click here

Friday February 15th 

10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/8/19


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop

Herbal Guild Work Begins 


For more info on becoming a member of the Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild, please click here.


Starts Friday, January 18th - 17 hands-on project-based sessions in all from 1-4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 1/1/19


Regular pricing is $832


$50 Early Bird Discount if you register before 11/30/18


And as a Guild Member, you also get to be a member of the new Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA for Free!!




​You can register here, using PayPal:
(or feel free to email me for other registration options or any questions you may have  - barbara@midsummerfarm.com)









Homemade Pet Food Workshop Registration

If you register and pay in full before 11/30/19, you can take $50 off! Cost would be $782 and still include the CSA membership!


Or we can split up payments into 3 payments of $285 - first payment due at registration, 2nd due on March 1st, and 3rd due on June 1st.

Registration for Seed Saving Workshop

These workshops are taught by Barbara Taylor-Laino, who has been growing food organically since the 1970's. She has extensively studied and researched in Biodynamic, Bio-intensive gardening, Permaculture-styled food production systems, etc., but she has also actively experimented and implemented this information in real-world environments. She has been gardening for and consulting on various levels and sizes of food production enterprises for over 10 years, growing for extensive plant & seedling sales for 9 years, and running her own certified organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm since 2006. These courses and workshops take place at her farm, Midsummer Farm, in beautiful Warwick, NY, about 1 hour from New York City.  

Midsummer Farm is a CSA farm, a plant and seedling nursery, and a teaching and demonstration farm. The main gardening practices or styles are unique to this farm, but are applicable from a raised 8x10' bed in a suburban backyard, to a community garden endeavor, to a rooftop garden in a city, to a micro-farm, to any multi-acred production farm... They are a combination of great food production techniques that work together to restore fertility, revitalize the land, and that create abundance. 

WINter and early SPRING 2019 events at midsummer Farm 



Refund Policies:


If you register for a workshop, but cannot make it to the class... we understand - things happen.


But please do give us the courtesy of a call or email letting us know that cannot make it! Especially during the growing season every minute counts for us - and we often run workshops with very few participants. So we may find ourselves first getting all prepped and ready for you and then sitting around waiting for you to show up. This is a very hurtful waste of farming time. So do let us know if you aren't going to show up! 


We will usually be able to let you use the workshop fee as a credit toward another workshop or for when the original workshop you signed up for runs again. We CANNOT offer a credit if you don't give us at least a day's notice that you won't be able to attend. OUR POLICY IS NO REFUNDS.


RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS

We usually send out an email reminder a day or so before the workshop. If there is bad weather or a cancellation for some other reason, we will let you know through email.


SO BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

Organic farming workshops and education as well as courses on using and growing herbs at our farm in Warwick, NY and on-line.


This page is regularly updated to reflect the current offerings and open days at Midsummer Farm.


Events and Workshops are listed below in chronological order. Dates are subject to change!​


A note on Midsummer Farm Workshops: 
Classes are taught from a strictly Holistic and Organic standpoint. Class size is kept small to ensure individual attention. Fees include all materials and supplies needed. Children are welcome; children under 5 are free. If more than one person from a single household is taking the workshop together, the second person may deduct $5 from the cost of the workshop.


Participants must register in advance for workshops. 


Please see our notes at the bottom of the page on refunds/cancellations...


More on our farm

Current Schedule and Calendar 


If a workshop is not currently on schedule to run, but you are interested in taking it -  please feel free to send us an email and let us you are interested!


Also, we love feedback! Please send us your thoughts and reviews of our workshops!