midsummer Farm

2018

Saturdays, 10 am - 3pm


January 20th
February 17th
March 10th
April 7th
June 16th
July 7th
July 21st
August 4th
August 18th
September 8th
October 13th
November 3rd

Homesteading (Backyard Food Prod) Course Registration

"Second Spring" Seedlings and Clearance Plant Sale


Two openings:


Saturday, September 9th - 9 am to 12 noon
Sunday,  September 10th - 1 pm to 3 pm


We call midsummer through late summer "Second Spring" because it seems like we are repeating a lot of the growing and planting tasks that we were doing in March and April. The plan is to plant the seeds or transplants of cold-loving vegetables and greens in late summer, so we can continue harvesting great, healthy vegetables deep into the fall. 

At our "Second Spring" Plant and Seedling Sale, we offer a bunch of these cold-loving seedlings and plants - all of which can be planted in late summer for harvesting in the fall. The seedlings we are selling at our Second Spring Sale are all hardened off and ready to go in the ground. They can also be planted into a cold frame, just keep the cover off until it gets cooler.

Varieties we have for sale include such things as:
Various heirloom broccoli
Several Hybrid broccoli
Big budded (Sprouting) broccoli types
Cabbages - quick growing types
Kales
White, green, and purple cauliflower
Chards
Frissee endives and escaroles
Various Radicchios and Chicories including puntarelle
Asian greens - Various pak chois, Japanese and Chinese Cabbages, Tat Soi, Mibuna
Lots of lettuces - romaines, oak leaves, deer's tongue, crispheads, and butterheads

Dill, Cilantro, Parsle, Scallions


Pricing and Clearance Sale - Our "Second Spring" Seedlings will be sold at the regular price of $4.50 per pot. But we will also have a bunch of perennials, natives, ferns, herbs, and other fun stuff (like gingers!)  that will be on sale as 2 for 1! (buy-1-get-1-free!) 


Check out our Plant Sale Page for more info! 

Herbal Apothecary Registration Options:

Permaculture Information Session


Sunday, September 10th at 11 am (to about 12 noon or so) 


Anyone who is interested in learning what permaculture is all about is very welcome to come by the farm! We'll be going over what's covered in our Permaculture Course, which starts October 1st, and answer all your questions! Free; no obligation or pressure!


Please RSVP  - Click here to register.



Our Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course Begins!


More info on this season-long course, click here


Sunday, October 1st 2017

10 am to 4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 9/27/17


Cost is $985- see our registration form for discount opportunities.









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Our Homesteading (Backyard Food Production) Course Begins!


More info on this season-long course, click here


Friday, September 1st 2017

12 noon to 4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/28/17


Cost is $465 - see our registration form for discount opportunities.









Starting Mondays in September 2017:​


     Session 1: September 25th
     Session 2: October 9th
     Session 3: October 16th
     Session 4: November 20th
     Session 5: December 18th

Our Living with Herbs Herbal Intensive Course Begins!


More info on this season-long course, click here


Saturday, January 20th 2018

10 am to 3 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 1/10/18


Cost is $845- see our registration form for discount opportunities.









We'll be meeting 14 Sundays:
10 am to 4 pm
Day 1 - October 1st 2017
Day 2 - October 29th  2017
Day 3 - November 12th 2017
Day 4 - December 10th 2017
Day 5 - January 14th 2018
Day 6 - January 28th 2018
Day 7 - February 11th 2018
Day 8 - February 25th 2018
Day 9 - March 4th 2018
Day 10 - March 18th 2018
Day 11 - April 15th 2018
Day 12 - June 10th 2018
Day 13 - June 24th 2018
Day 14 - July 15th 2018
Possible Snow Date - July 29th 2018

We'll be meeting 11 Fridays:
1 pm to 4 pm
9/1/17 (first day we meet at 12 noon for homestead lunch)
9/22/17
10/13/17
10/27/17
12/1/17
1/26/18
2/16/18
3/2/18
3/23/18
4/6/18
6/8/18
7/13/18 - Snow date in case of inclement weather

Our Building an Herbal Apothecary Course Begins!


More info on this 5 day intensive course, click here


Monday, September 25th 2017

10 am to 3 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 9/20/17


Cost is $485- see our registration form for discount opportunities.









Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)

Permaculture Information Session


August 26th at 11 am (to about 12 noon or so) 


Anyone who is interested in learning what permaculture is all about is very welcome to come by the farm! We'll be going over what's covered in our Permaculture Course, which starts October 1st, and answer all your questions! Free; no obligation or pressure!


Please RSVP  - Click here to register.



Permaculture Design Certification Course Registration

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. 

UPDATED sUMMER and Fall  events at midsummer Farm 2017



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!