Garlic + Art Fest October 12 at The Growing Place Garden Center
By: FUSION b2b
Every year our Garlic Fest grows and this year we've added some of our favorite local artists and farmers to the garlic mix. Each will have their own booth of goods set up along the paths through the Learning Gardens. Be sure to snap a photo as a Garlic Head while you visit the vendors and listen to music from Echo and Ransom in the perfect fall setting. See thegrowingplace.com for more information.
The Growing Place Garden Center-Aurora is located at 2000 Montgomery Road, 2 blocks north of Ogden Ave/Route 34 and Rush Copley Medical Center.
Full Schedule for Garlic + Art Fest
Saturday, October 12, 9am-5pm (Free Entry)
9am-5pm: Shop 20+ local artists and farms. Sample different varieties of roasted garlic harvested from our Veggie Patch.
10am: Growing Great Garlic Talk Learn about planting, harvesting and different traits of the varieties available so you can pick your favorite garlic to plant this fall.
11am: From Garlic with Love - A Cooking Demo with Ask Aunt V From oils, sauces, and dips to main dishes, cooking with garlic is a must. Veronica Porter of Ask Aunt V will demonstrate a variety of garlic recipes. Veronica teaches cooking classes that are a hands-on experience where you learn the fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking, not just a few recipes. And the best part - you'll get to taste the results!
12pm: Growing Great Garlic Talk (Repeat of 10am class)
1pm: From Garlic with Love - A Cooking Demo with Ask Aunt V. (Repeat of 12pm class)
12-4pm: Live music from Echo and Ransom
Committed to delivering uncompromised quality and selection of plants, The Growing Place Garden Center serves customers in local communities with two locations, the original site on Plank Road in Naperville and the retail and growing facilities on Montgomery Road in Aurora, IL. Both locations feature beautiful display gardens for inspiration, annuals and perennials, herbs and vegetables, trees and shrubs. Each location has a gift shop and offers container and landscape design, tours, talks and events. Family-owned since 1936, Emma and Fritz Glatzhofer specialized in field-grown perennials. Nephew Rich Massat, and his wife, Carol expanded and renamed the nursery The Growing Place in 1976. The 18-acre Aurora production farm and retail garden center opened in 1989. Learn more at thegrowingplace.com (http://www.thegrowingplace.com).
The Growing Place