Jump-Start Your Garden at The Farmers’ Museum’s Annual Heritage Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, 2023 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY / Main Entrance
Cooperstown, New York — For over two decades, gardeners in Central New York have relied on the Heritage Plant Sale at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown for hardy, distinctive plants. On Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., gardeners can get an organic jump-start with seedlings of heirloom varieties grown with organic soil and fertilizer. Over 500 will be available including 250 potted tomato plants. This annual event takes place outside the museum’s main entrance (no admission fee) and proceeds benefit the museum gardens.
Gardeners can purchase plants and cuttings from the museum’s Botanical Specimen Garden.
Many of the plants on sale are propagated from well-established rootstock by Patrick MacGregor, Manager of Interpretation and manager of the historic gardens at The Farmers’ Museum. Find a wide selection of perennials as well as pumpkin, squash, cucumber, and multiple varieties of tomatoes. With their unique character, heritage varieties make an excellent addition to any gardener’s landscape.
The museum’s stores have many related items for experienced and beginning gardeners. Find garden tools, books, and seeds for heirloom varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 Route 80 in Cooperstown, just north of the village. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.
About The Farmers’ Museum
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region. FarmersMuseum.org