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Fall Festival at the Reston Farm Market - September 22, 2018

With the foggy mornings and cooler nights greeting us in Northern Virginia lately, you can definitely feel that the autumn is approaching. Come and celebrate with us the new season!

Fall Festival and Anniversary Event at the legendary Reston Farm Market is just around the corner - the event will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2o18 from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, so mark your calendars!

Bring your family and friends, and have some fun! Let your little ones have a blast with the moon bounce, face painting, train rides, balloons, and other fun activities while you pick a pumpkin and get some gorgeous mums or vibrant pansies to dress your garden for the occasion! 

Here's a sneak-peek of what we have planned for our community and guests:

  • Train Rides
  • Balloons
  • Petting Zoo
  • Moon Bounce
  • Face Painting
  • and much more!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and share the event with your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Each Pot Is Unique: Searching for the New Garden Pottery Designs

This week, the owners of the Reston Farm Market, Bonita and Lowell Weinstein, were visiting Michael Carr from Michael Carr Designs as they were selecting new pottery designs for the upcoming season. Each year they keep experimenting and refreshing the collection with updated colors and styles - all stunningly beautiful and unique.

Michael Carr Designs garden pottery is truly special - each piece is hand-made and thus unique. Moreover, their pottery is freeze and frost resistant. 

We can't wait to show the new garden pottery design selection to our customers at the Reston Farm Market. Stay tuned!

Taste of the Islands: Reston Farm Market to Carry Authentic Calypso Lemonade

We are delighted to announce the newest add-on to our healthy and delicious summer drink collection - authentic Calypso lemonades and limeades in various flavors! Each Calypso lemonade is made with real lemons, real sugar, and real fruit bits. They are perfect for hot summer days!

Stop by the market today and look for these flavors:

  • Southern Peach Lemonade
  • Pineapple Passion Lemonade
  • Island Wave Lemonade
  • Paradise Punch Lemonade
  • Sweet Cherry Limeade
  • Ocean Blue Lemonade

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

Reston Farm Market, VA Expands Its Sweet Treats Offering, Adds Giannios Fine Chocolates

We LOVE sweets! Especially, if they are as good as Giannios fine chocolates, locally sourced kettle corn, raw honey, old-fashioned berry jams & salsas, organic ice cream, and much more! We just added a bunch of new flavors to our sweet treats selection at the Reston Farm Market:

  • Giannios Caramels Chocolates
  • Giannios Cashew Cluster
  • Giannios Chocolate Grahams
  • Giannios English Toffee
  • Giannios French Mint
  • Giannios Caramel Peanut Cluster
  • Lollipops
  • Kettle Corn
  • Sour Poppers
  • Sour Neon Worms

Stop by the Reston Farm Market today and get some sweet deliciousness!

Sweet & Healthy: Old-Fashioned Berry Jams at the Reston Farm Market, VA

Who said sweets can't be naturally good for you? Besides our locally sourced, hard-to-get raw honey from Golden Angels Apiary, VA, we searched and found the best of the old-fashioned, all-natural jams made by Amish Wedding Foods. So if you crave for some homemade jams that your grandma used to make, look no further! Stop by the Reston Farm Market today and get a jar or two of these super delicious, all natural berry goodies:

  • Old Fashioned Blackberry Jam
  • Old Fashioned Black Raspberry Jam
  • Old Fashioned Gooseberry Jam
  • Old Fashioned Peach Jalapeno Jam

Stop by the market today!

Closing Sale at the Cardinal Forest Plaza and Fox Mill Center Locations

This month, Seasonal Celebrations LLC, the leading independent garden center in Northern Virginia, will be offering a CLOSING SALE at the two of its Spring Season locations in the region. The closing sale will take place on June 11 - 18, 2018 - one week prior to the final closing date - at the following locations:

Cardinal Forest Plaza
(closing on June 18, 2018)
8320 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, VA 22152

Fox Mill Center
(closing on June 19, 2018)
2551 John Milton Drive
Herndon, VA 20171

Save the date and don't miss your chance to get some beautiful blooms, greens, and pottery for your garden!

Memorial Day Weekend Flower Specials at the Reston Farm Market

In preparation for this Memorial Day weekend, our team at the Reston Farm Market added a variety of new blooms and other gardening products. Stop by the market this weekend to get some of the beautiful geraniums, dahlias, verbenas, petunias, heliotropes, alyssums, portulacas, impatiens, fuschias, cosmos, and many more vibrant flowers for your garden. 

Not sure about annuals or perennials? Read on "Know Your Flowers: Annuals & Perennials" post.

Moreover, 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!

 

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! 

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.

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.