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    Our series of Design & Drinks Events continues with a Spring Container Workshop on April 9. Please consider joining us in the greenhouse to shake off the winter blues and prepare a pot ready to drop on your front porch right away! We will have a selection of spring hardy plants to choose from, dependent on the best available to us at the time, but will likely include, forced spring bulbs, early perennials, pansies and violas. You will have (3-6) plants in your pot depending on the sizes you choose. You will have your choice of a plastic clay-colored 12 inch Patio Pot or a fiber pot meant to drop into the popular cast iron urns that many households have on their front entry. We also offer a vast selection of larger and fancier containers, metal, wooden, clay, porcelain in all imaginable sizes and invite you to look at these in our shop. We will offer you the ability to upgrade your container to one of these during the workshop as well as add additional plant if you choose to.

    These pots will be bursting with color and sure to brighten your doorstep until the real warm months finally come along. Our designers, Dianne and Linda will be leading the workshop and helping you select and put together. This workshop will be held in the afternoon, with light refreshments. As usual a wine option will be available, you may purchase that with your ticket now, or on site day of for $10 additional.
    Additionally we offer free workshops all through the month of April including a free Spring Container Workshop on the best new options for creating a container garden in the spring, and this years will be held April 30 at 10 am. That workshop is free, but attendees do not get to build a container during it, it is only for demonstration and inspiration.

     

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    Please join us in the greenhouse for our 3rd annual Grand Wine Tasting, this March 19th from 1-4 pm. The event is free and will feature wines from a wide variety of locations around the globe. Talk with the distributors and wine-making representatives about what makes each of these wines perfect for your Easter table, spring picnic or summer barbecue. Enjoy larger bulk discounts all day Saturday on 6 or more bottles. Eleven reps will be present tasting 4 or more wines each, so there will be something for everyone. We will also be joined by a number of local cheese artisans, offering something to taste with your sips.

    Please bring valid ID to enjoy your time in the warm flower filled greenhouse with us. Valid id includes those 21+with US passport, US military ID, MA drivers licence, MA liquor ID, or MA state ID.

    Guests expected to attend so far include:

    • Jasper Hill Farm

    • Cato Corner Farm

    • Culture Magazine

    •  Shy Brothers

    • Grey Barn

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    Volante Farms Brings Fresh Approach to Food Drive

    Needham, MA  March 2016  Volante Farms is excited to announce the return of their groundbreaking fresh food drive – Rally for Rosie’s Place – a month long effort to provide nutritious vegetables and fruit to those in need of help with their groceries.

    For the thousands of poor and homeless women Rosie’s Place serves each year, impossible choices among food, rent, medication and heat are commonplace. When groceries are an option, nutritional value usually takes a back seat to cost since healthy food choices are often more expensive.

    During the last six growing seasons, Volante Farms has partnered with Rosie’s Place in their commitment to provide substantial and nutritious meals to their guests. Patricia Jones, Food Pantry Manager, explains, “For more than 40 years, Rosie’s Place has provided a safe and nurturing environment for poor and homeless women to maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Our food programs further our mission by giving our guests access to fresh, healthy, and nutritious food that is too often simply not an option for families struggling to make ends meet.”

    While Rosie’s Place has had great success partnering with Volante’s and other local farms during the warmer months, there is an expressed lack of fresh food donations available to them during the winter. Volante’s is looking to once again change this for the entire month of March!

    Here is how the month long effort will work. For the last two  weekends in March (March 19-20 and 26 ), Volante’s is encouraging the community to visit the Farm and donate fresh produce from the market at the register. No gift is too small…a single piece of fruit improves the quality of a meal. The donations will be kept in refrigerated chests until they are tallied and delivered the following Monday morning. These totals will be used during the first and second weeks of April, when Volante’s will match pound for pound every customer donation!

    During last year’s drive, shoppers donated over 350 pounds of nourishing vegetables and fruit. Coupled with the Volante’s match, Rosie’s Place received over $1300 worth of healthy food during a difficult time of year when donations are at a low and utility bills are high!

    The public is asked to help strengthen this tradition by donating at the Farm and spreading the word to your friends, school and community groups. For more information please contact Teri Volante Boardman or Ryan Conroy at Volante Farms (www.volantefarms.com), 292 Forest Street, Needham MA, 02492, 781-444-2351 or info@volantefarms.com and Katie Amoro at Rosie’s Place (www.rosiesplace.org), 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA, 02118 or

    617-442-9322.

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    Please join us in the greenhouse for our 3rd annual Grand Wine Tasting, this March 19th from 1-4 pm. The event is free and will feature wines from a wide variety of locations around the globe. Talk with the distributors and wine-making representatives about what makes each of these wines perfect for your Easter table, spring picnic or summer barbecue. Enjoy larger bulk discounts all day Saturday on 6 or more bottles. Eleven reps will be present tasting 4 or more wines each, so there will be something for everyone. We will also be joined by a number of local cheese artisans, offering something to taste with your sips.

    Please bring valid ID to enjoy your time in the warm flower filled greenhouse with us. Valid id includes those 21+with US passport, US military ID, MA drivers licence, MA liquor ID, or MA state ID.

    Guests expected to attend so far include:

    • Jasper Hill Farm

    • Cato Corner Farm

    • Culture Magazine

    •  Shy Brothers

    • Grey Barn

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