Reston Farm Market to Carry Raw Honey from Golden Angels Apiary, VA

We are excited to be able to offer our customers the very best raw honey sourced from the local farms in Virginia. Starting this weekend, we will carry delicious raw, unfiltered honey from Golden Angels Apiary located in Singers Glen, VA. Here're the types of honey that you will find at Reston Farm Market:       

  • Thistle Rose Wildflower Sourwood RAW Honey (16 oz)
  • Thistle Wildflower RAW Honey (44 oz)
  • Thistle Clover Orange Wildflower Minimal Process Honey (16 oz)
  • Thistle Wildflower Minimal Process Honey (32 oz)   

What's so special about the honey from Golden Angels Apiary?

Golden Angels Apiary, VA specializes in raw honey and is one of the most well-regarded apiaries in Virginia. They do not filter their honey. What makes their products so special is their utmost respect for the bees and the environment.

Environmentally conscious and ethical work processes: 

  • Golden Angels Apiary do not use chemicals to remove the bees from the honeycombs at the time of the harvest. Instead, the bees are carefully handled using the natural methods that do not harm the bees nor the purity of the honey;
  • Wax moth damage is controlled utilizing a large freezer unit, rather than chemical means; 
  • Parasitic mite control is handled by vinegar vaporization, smaller foundation cell sizing, and essential oil treatments.

The health benefits of raw honey

Raw honey is both delicious and healthy. It contains nutrients and enzymes that have a variety of health benefits and has been used in natural medicine for ages. Some of the benefits of raw honey include:

  • Cold remedy - raw honey helps to soothe a sore throat and works as a cough suppressant; try adding it to hot tea with lemon if you have a cold;
  • Natural antiseptic - raw honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties; it can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus;
  • Great source of antioxidants - raw honey contains antioxidants that help to protect your body from cell damage.

Did we mention it's delicious, too? Try some organic peanut butter mixed with raw honey on a pair of healthy crackers, and you will know what we mean.

Stop by the Reston Farm Market this weekend and get some delicious Golden Angels raw honey to sweeten your day! 

The Latest Spring Bloom Arrivals at Reston Farm Market

There is nothing more exciting than designing your garden in spring. The colors, aroma, and blooms can certainly make your head spin!

At Reston Farm Market, we are excited to present our latest spring bloom arrivals:

  • Geraniums, Ivy Geraniums, and Scented Geraniums
  • Dahlias
  • Verbenas
  • Petunias
  • Scaevola
  • Heliotropes
  • Alyssums
  • Portulacas
  • Mexican Heathers
  • Impatiens, Double Impatiens
  • Fuschias
  • Cosmos
  • Ageratums
  • Dianthus
  • Perennials
  • Variety of Herbs and Vegetables

Also, we have a huge selection of natural soil, mulch, organic plant food, and other gardening needs. Stop by the market today and pick the blooms you like! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Seasonal Celebrations, LLC to Open Five Locations in April, 2018

This month, Seasonal Celebrations LLC, a leading independent garden center in Northern Virginia, will be opening five more locations in the region.

Besides the main location at Reston Farm Market, we will serve our customers at five more conveniently located spots in Northern Virginia.

This week, April 11-12, 2018, we are opening the following locations at:

  • Cardinal Forest Plaza, Springfield, VA
  • Town Center at Sterling, Sterling, VA
  • Fox Mill Center, Herndon, VA

The following week, April 18-19, 2018, we are opening two more locations at:

  • Saint Sophia Cathedral, Washington, DC
  • Cabin John Shopping Center, Potomac, MD (UPDATE: location opening on April 26, 2018)

For more detailed information about our locations, please visit Other Locations or call (703) 759-0000.

Fruits and Roots: The Benefits of Organic Gardening

Organic gardening has many benefits. Most importantly, it is designed to work with the ecological systems and minimally disturb the Earth’s natural balance. 

Healthy, nutritious, and chemical-free produce is one of the most obvious advantages of the organic gardening. However, there are other, more invisible benefits of organic gardening. One of them is healthier soil, which in turn, makes organic gardening more resilient and therefore more suitable for producing healthy vegetables, fruits, and roots. 

At Reston Farm Market, we are committed to our deep-rooted values of bringing fresh, locally sourced organic produce, dairy, and organic gardening products to our local community in Northern Virginia and beyond. This spring season, we carry a great selection of organic and natural gardening products: from organic plant food, organic soil, natural mulch, and organic vegetable seeds to gardening tools, and much more. Some of the organic gardening products you can expect to find at Reston Farm Market are:

  • Organic Plant-tone - the all natural organic fertilizer made from the finest quality organics available. Plant-tone's natural organics break down gradually, providing a long lasting food reservoir activated throughout the growing season and ensuring superior plant growth.
  • Organic Holly-tone - get this organic fertilizer for your acid-loving plants, such as hollies, azaleas, camellias, evergreens, hydrangeas, dogwoods, blueberries, strawberries, and rhododendrons. 
  • Organic Garden-tone, Flower-tone, Herb-tone, Tree-tone, and other organic fertilizers.
  • A wide selection of natural, organic soil and mulch.
  • Organic vegetable seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds, and grass seeds.
  • Awesome gardening tools, beautiful ceramic pottery, and much more.

We are open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm, and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. Stop by and get what you need for your organic garden! We look forward to seeing you there.

Reston Easter Traditions

The tradition of decorating eggs for Easter dates back to at least the 13th century. To this day, Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular Easter traditions we are all well familiar with. After all, the egg is an ancient symbol of new life.

The Easter Bunny is said to be brought back to America in the 1700s by German immigrants. Their Easter morning tradition of a colored egg laying hare spread across the U.S., eventually evolving into what we all recognize as an Easter Bunny delivered morning eggs filled with chocolate, candy, and gifts. Kids love it! 

Traditional Easter floral is fresh spring flowers such as yellow daffodils, stunning hyacinths, colorful tulips, Easter lilies, or pansies. At the Reston Farm Market, VA, we have them all! Thus, while you are getting your home ready for Easter, stop by the Reston Farm Market and Garden Center today and pick some spring joy for your home. 

Happy Easter!

 

 

Let's Talk About Mulch

Every gardener knows the benefits of a mulch. Applied to the surface of the soil it helps to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, suppress weed growth, and simply makes your garden look beautiful.

Mulch can be applied to the soil surface, around trees, paths, flower beds, and vegetable growing areas. It is also used to prevent soil erosion on slopes and in production areas for flower and vegetable crops. It is recommended to have two inches in depth of mulch.

As you are getting your garden ready for spring, it is important to pick the right kind of soil and mulch. We have a great mulch and soil sale at the Reston Farm Market. Stop by and get as much as you need!

The Reston Farm Market is opened every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome, Spring!

The winter is over and we welcome the spring in Reston, VA with our full hearts.

Stop by our legendary Reston Farm Market to fill your garden with joy! From colorful pansies and beautiful ceramic pottery to a wide selection of mulch, dirt, and all of the other gardening needs, we are thrilled to serve our local community with some of the best natural and organic products out there.

We currently carry the following types of mulch and related gardening products:

  • BACCT  Peat & Composted Manire
  • Black&Gold Garden soil 1 cu ft
  • Black&Gold Natural &Organic soil potting soil fertilizer 1cu ft
  • Black & Gold Natural&Organic potting soil 2 cu ft
  • Master Gardener black colored mulch 2 cu ft
  • Master Gardener red colored mulch 2cu ft
  • Master Gardener brown colored mulch 2cu ft
  • Master Gardener shredded hardwood mulch 2 cu ft

The spring is here! Stop by the Reston Farm Market today.

Save the Date for Greeting the Winter Season

As a worldwide symbol for peace and good cheer, Christmas trees are and always be at the center of one of the largest family gatherings of the year. 

Save the date for our special Christmas Tree Market in Reston, VA - starting Saturday, November 18, 2017! We are getting ready to bring unforgettable Winter Season's celebrations to your hearts and homes.

Dates: November 18 - December 24

Fall in the Reston Farm Market

They say images are worth thousands of words. Take a look at how the Reston Farm Market is getting ready for the Fall Season in Northern Virginia.

Also, don't forget to stop by and see us this weekend for the Fall Frenzy Grand Opening event! Bring your family and friends, as there will be lots of fun activities for everyone.

Images by SEAN PANFIL PHOTOGRAPHY