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. Gardeners can get an organic jump-start on their vegetable gardens with seedlings of heirloom varieties grown with organic soil and fertilizer. Over 500 plants will be available. 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 hardy, well-established rootstock by Patrick MacGregor, Master Gardener and Assistant Manager of Interpretive Programs at The Farmers’ Museum. Find a selection of hardy perennials as well as pumpkin, squash, cucumber, melon, 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 items for experienced and beginning gardeners: tools, hydroponic herb growing kits, the latest books, and seeds for heirloom varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
The sale takes place outside the museum’s main entrance.