WJLA - LET'S TALK LIVE: Head to the Reston Farm Market for Planting Season

Watch Bonita Weinstein and Matt Boyd at the WJLA Let’s Talk Live show talking about what’s in store in the mid of planting season and this Memorial Day weekend over at the Reston Farm Market as they prepare for a Bushel and Berry event.

Just in Time for Memorial Day: 25% OFF Hydrangeas, Azaleas & Knockout Roses!

Stop by the Reston Farm Market this week and get 25% OFF our beautiful and healthy Hydrangeas, Azaleas, and Knockout Roses! Share the news with your family and friends, as this offer is valid May 23-27 only!

There’s a lot to like about Hydrangeas: long-blooming, with showers of magnificent clusters of colorful flowers, and still just as easy to grow. All it asks for is plenty of moisture and a cozy spot in your garden (sunny to partly shaded) where it can spread out and thrive! Blooming in shades of white, pink, purple, or blue, there’s a hydrangea for nearly every garden.

Stop by the market and take advantage of this awesome deal!

Hanging Flower Baskets: Bringing Garden To Home

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Hanging flower baskets are a great way of creating a stunningly looking outdoor area, whether it’s for your own backyard or the entrance of a home or office. It is also one of the easiest ways to bring your garden to your home. Hanging flower baskets fill your home with colors and aroma.

At the Reston Farm Market, we offer a huge selection of hanging baskets filled with these stunning blooms:

  • Petunias

  • Portulacas

  • Geraniums

  • Fuscias

  • Impatiens

  • and much more!

Stop by the Reston Farm Market today and pick a hanging flower basket of your dreams!

Growing Roses

Growing roses is the most rewarding experience for the gardener. Here’re some tips from our team at the Reston Farm Market on how to grow healthy and beautiful roses:

  • Roses crave sunlight, so make sure you carefully pick the right location in your garden.

  • Plant roses in rich, well-draining soil.

  • Add some coarse, organic mulch around roses. 2-3-inch layer of mulch is ideal.

  • Water often enough to create consistently moist soil for your roses.

  • To keep your roses healthy and in shape, make sure to do some pruning.

We, at the Reston Farm Market, carry a wide selection of high quality, healthy roses and other plants to suit your unique gardening needs. Stop by the market and pick the roses you like!

Growing Shrubs: Style & Structure

It is hard to imagine a garden without shrubs. Not only shrubs provide style and structure to your garden, but they also help create cozy privacy. Easy to grow and care for, shrubs will serve your garden for many years.

At the Reston Farm Market we have a great variety of fast-growing, evergreen, and flowering shrubs to fit the needs of your unique garden. Come by and look for some of our favorite shrubs:

  • Azalea

  • Forsythia

  • Hydrangea

  • Elderberry

  • Rhododendron

  • and more…

We look forward to seeing you at the market!

Reston Farm Market Launches Branded Farm Jar Goods

We are thrilled to kick off this Spring Season with our own branded farm jar good offerings.

We have spent this winter researching, crafting, tasting, and experimenting, and we truly hope you will appreciate this unique yet wide selection of delicious farm jar goods crafted with love! If you haven’t yet, come by the market and look for our favorites:

  • Bonita's Apple Butter

  • Lowell's Apple Cider

  • Khalil's Bacon Ketchup

  • Nehemiah's Bear Jam

  • Isaiah's Bread and Butter Pickles

  • Lake Anne Frog Jam

  • Big White’s Apple Cider

  • Route 7 Traffic Jam

And so much more - our variety of jams, fruit and berry butters, ciders, jelly, salsas, sauces, and dressings are locally-sourced and designed to surprise and delight our dear customers.

We look forward to seeing you at the market!

Spring Season Specials at Reston Farm Market

We, at Reston Farm Market, are thrilled to announce some exciting perks as a thank you to our loyal customers and subscribers.

Mad Mondays

Our subscribers will get 10% off on different seasonal offerings every Monday. Stop by the Reston Farm Market this Monday to get 10% off all tropical plants! if you haven’t yet, sign up today to get on our VIP list!

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Wacky Wednesdays

Save the date for the First Wednesday of every month to get 20% off everything in store and in the garden! This special promotion is valid for our subscribers only, so sign up today to get on our VIP list!

Is Your Garden Spring-Ready?

Winter is finally gone. The birds are singing and the trees are blooming - nature is awakening from its long winter sleep. Are you ready to get your garden back in shape?

We know we are! We are thrilled to be able to share some tips and tricks on getting your spring garden ready for the season.

  1. Prep the garden
    Cleaning is not the most exciting but essential part of the process of getting your spring garden ready for the season. Remove all the debris and get rid of weeds - just make sure that you get the roots so that weeds won't grow back.

  2. Revitalize the soil
    Winter is gone, and it is time to add moisture to the soil. Stop by Reston Farm Market to get organic soil for your specific gardening needs. Our team of gardening experts are here to help you find the right fit.

  3. Add mulch
    We can’t stress enough the benefits of mulch - not only it helps to prevent weeds, retain moisture, and maintain temperature of the soil, it also makes your garden look neat and beautiful. Add one to three inches of mulch to your flower beds and garden and make sure to keep the mulch a few inches from the plant stems to prevent roots from rotting. Did you know that now you can order mulch online and come pick it up at Reston Farm Market or get it delivered to your doorstep? Pick any of our highest quality colored mulch or shredded hardwood.

  4. Pick the blooms and flower pots
    We have a huge selection of spring flowers, blooms, and greens to make sure that you will find what you are looking for. So stop by Reston Farm Market and pick the ones you like - geraniums, dahlias, verbenas, petunias, fuchsias, impatiens, cosmos, portulacas, alyssums, and many more! Did we mention flower pots? Our spring collection of unique ceramic pots is sourced from local artists that will make your garden look truly one-of-a-kind.

  5. Stay informed
    Attend our free educational gardening workshops to learn all there is to know about gardening, planting with Smart Pots, roses, and more! Click here to view our upcoming events.

We look forward to seeing you at Reston Farm Market this spring season!

Spring Season Happenings at the Reston Farm Market

The winter is finally over and we welcome spring to Reston Farm Market with our full hearts, rolled-up sleeves, and lots of new products and Spring Season events!

So mark your calendars as we have lots of fun activities and educational workshops planned for you this spring season:

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to receive news on the upcoming events and seasonal specials!

Spring Season Flower Sale at the Reston Farm Market, VA

This is the last week of June and we are getting ready to bring in some new summer goods!

If you haven't had a chance to pamper your garden yet, this is your chance! This week, June 25-30, all flowers at the Reston Farm Market are 25% off. Stop by!

Image courtesy: Taura Mack @APPETITTE

Know Your Flowers: Annuals & Perennials

Everyone agrees on the obvious: flowers ARE beautiful. However, not all flowers are made equal when it comes to their life-cycle and blooming habits.

You've probably heard of our weekly specials on annuals and perennials at the Reston Farm Market, but wonder what's the difference between the two categories? We are happy to "decode" the gardening language for you and look at the gardening strategies that will keep your garden full of blooms all season long. 

Annuals

Annuals are the plants that complete their life cycle in one year. These low-maintenance annual flowers will bloom all season, making them a great choice for containers and hanging baskets. Annual flowers are loved by many gardeners, as they prevent repetitive boredom and allow them to have a totally different garden every year. If you want to experiment with a new color scheme in your garden or try some new plants, annuals are the way to go!

At Reston Farm Market, we carry a variety of annual flowers and plants. From garden's darling petunia to sweet vanilla-like alyssum, cosmos flowers, vibrant portulaca, verbena, classic geranium, and much, much more!

Perennials

Perennials flowers are designed to live for three or more years. They are perfect for those gardeners who like consistency and/or have no time to experiment with the garden. However, standard perennials have a much shorter blooming cycle compared to annuals. Try mixing different kinds to establish a blooming pattern - hibiscus, hydrangeas, daisies, gaillardias, and other perennials. 

We, at Reston Farm Market, have a huge selection of both annuals and perennials to fit the needs of your unique garden. Committed to organic gardening, we also carry a variety of natural mulch, organic soil, organic plant food and natural fertilizers, and more exceptional quality gardening tools. Stop by today!

Introducing Spring Season Specials at the Reston Farm Market

Have you thought of adding that awesome flower plant to your garden, but haven't had a chance yet? Or the new pottery you were eyeing at the Reston Farm Market the other day?

Well, we have some exciting news for you!

Effective this week, we are excited to offer Spring Specials at the Reston Farm Market. Look for our awesome daily specials announcements on our Facebook page @RestonFarm Monday through Thursday!

  • MAD MONDAY - 10% OFF of hanging flower baskets;
  • HAPPY TUESDAY - 10% OFF of all perennials;
  • HAPPY HUMP DAY - 10% OFF of all tropical plants;
  • THURSDAY SPECIAL - 10% OFF of all annuals.

Nothing makes us happier than serving our local community in Reston, VA and beyond. See you at the market!

Yours truly,

The Reston Farm Market Team

Sweet Treat: Fresh Donuts and Farm-Fresh Milk

What can be better than some fresh donuts and a glass of nutritious, farm-fresh milk?

From this week on, we will have a special treat for our customers at Reston Farm Market - freshly made donuts from our friends at Wegmeyer Farms - an authentic pick-your-own family farm located in the beautiful rolling hills of northern Virginia.

"As Fresh As It Gets" is their slogan, and we could not agree more. Their donuts come in different flavors, too.

Make your weekend healthy-sweet and stop by the market today! Grab some of our delicious raw honey, organic yogurt, organic butter, and organic, cage-free eggs, farm-fresh milk and chocolate milk, and other locally sourced farm-fresh goodies.

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.