Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary Course

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Sundays from 10 am to 3pm : 
     Session 1: Sunday, June 16th 
     Session 2: Sunday, June 30th
     Session 3: Sunday, July 14th
     Session 4: Sunday, July 28th
     Session 5: Sunday, August 11th


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 6/10/19


Register here:

(please email for other registration options)

This intensive course costs $485/person









Allium and Brassica Pre-SALE

Saturday - April 20th

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. 

Homesteading (Backyard Food Prod) Course Registration by 6/1/19

Our Homesteading (Backyard Food Production) Course Begins!


More info on this season-long course, click here


Meets Friday afternoons....

 

Starts Friday, August 23rd 

1 to 4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/9/19


Cost is $465 - You can register here:

Herbs and Pets

We use herbs with our Cats and Dogs as well as part of our Natural Pet Program.


We'll be discussing Herbs as Superfoods, Herbs for preventing parasites, Calming herbs, Anti-inflammatory herbs, Allergies and herbs, Skin problems and herbs, and more as well as an Herbal-based whole food supplement mix. 


Herbal Apothecary Registration Options:
Organic Poultry Workshop Registration:

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 

Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop

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Saturday, May 4th
10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 4/29/19


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:









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. 

We'll be meeting 10

Fridays:
1 pm to 4 pm
 
8/23/19

9/27/19

11/1/19

11/22/19

1/17/20

2/28/20

3/27/20

4/10/20

6/12/20

7/17/20

Homesteading (Backyard Food Prod) Course Registration

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! 


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Using Herbs with your Pets Workshop

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Saturday, June 15th 2019
11 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 6/6/19


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:


The herbs we will focus on are: Burdock, Cleavers, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Chicory, Nettle, Milk Thistle, Marshmallow, Oregano, Red Sage, Red Root, Red Clover, Yerba Mansa... We will be tasting and discussing various ways to use these herbs, make herval products, harvest, and grow them. We will be in contact with the plants themselves in the garden. 



Workshop on Herbs for Detoxification and for Keeping Your Body Clean and Clear

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Friday, July 5th 2019
11 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 7/1/19


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:


Homemade Pet Food Workshop Registration

Save money by registering early! Early Bird Discount - $430 - if you register by June 1st! ​

UPDATED 4/2/19 - early SPRING 2019 events at midsummer Farm  - we are working on new herbal workshops and scheduling in favorite and popular workshops for this  summer - so please Check back again soon! 


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! 


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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!

midsummer Farm

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


Making Homemade Pet Food Workshop 

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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:


Using Herbs with your Pets Workshop Registration

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

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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: