1st Pick on Friday June 2 and Plant Fair on Saturday, June 3
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (May 18, 2023) – Door County Master Gardeners Association’s (DCMGA) popular Plant Fair is back the first weekend in June with two events featuring fun and educational activities, a garden arts and crafts marketplace, as well as great values on open pollinated plants to attract birds and bees, and a wide variety of herbs and vegetables.
DCMGA’s 1st Pick is a ticketed event providing “early bird” access to all plants at $3.50 each and marketplace items, along with a fundraising raffle and live music, on Friday, June 2, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for $10 each. They will be on sale until sold out at https://doorcountytickets.com/ and at Door County Extension, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay.
The Plant Fair on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 am to noon, is free and open to the public. It will feature a wide range of popular and proven annuals, vegetables and herbs. All plants are just $3.50. DCMGA worked with the Door County Seed Library to grow a variety of open pollinated and heirloom seedlings, including tomatoes, peppers, and herbs, for people who want to enjoy these varieties but may not have the ability to start seeds on their own. The Plant Fair will also feature flowers and vegetables particularly well-suited for Door County climate conditions.
A list of all plants that will be offered at DCMGA’s Plant Fair can be found at https://www.dcmga.org/plant-fair.html
At both events, there will also be a marketplace of garden themed arts and crafts and garden accessories. A fundraising raffle will be featured at both events. Master Gardeners, as well as representatives from partner organizations such as the Door County Seed Library and Wild Ones – Door Peninsula Chapter, will be available to provide free education and gardening tips on Saturday morning.
Both events will take place at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42, in Sturgeon Bay.
About Door County Master Gardeners: The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) was founded in 1995 to provide horticulture related services to the community. Master Gardener Volunteers maintain The Garden Door, sponsor free educational programs, provide answers to residents’ horticulture questions and provide outreach to youth and not-for-profit organizations throughout the county. For more information, go to http://www.dcmga.org/
About the Door County Seed Library: The Door County Seed Library is a collaborative partnership of the Door County Master Gardeners Association, Door County Library, UW-Extension, Wild Ones of Door Peninsula, and The Community’s Garden that offers free seeds and gardening education. The Seed Library has nearly 900 members and is 100% supported by donations, grants, and the dedicated efforts of dozens of member-volunteers. The Door County Master Gardeners Association serves as the fiscal agent for this community program. For more information, go to https://www.DoorCountySeedLibrary.org