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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Milford Recreation Dept's Annual Garlic Festival Fund Raiser

 

City of Milford, Department of Recreation

BENSON-CRUMP MEMORIAL COMMUNITY GARDENS

AUTUMN GARLIC FESTIVAL

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

ATTENTION ALL GARLIC LOVERS!!

 

The Milford Recreation Department’s Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program is holding its annual Autumn Garlic Festival at the Gazebo on the Milford Green in downtown

Milford on Saturday, September 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The rain date is Sunday, September 24th.

 

It has been another awesome year for garlic and eight delicious organic varieties which include Music, German Hardy, Siberian, Italian Red, Polish Jenn and Elephant will be available for sale. Garlic enthusiasts will also love the large recipe section which contains over 30 garlicky, delicious, free recipes. Also on hand, will be Mr. Garlic – Bill Domeracki, who’s available in the gazebo, to answer all your questions on growing garlic organically and what varieties do best in this region. All attendees are invited to stop by the Huge Gourmet Basket Drawing Canopy which includes twelve beautiful themed baskets such as Family Fun Movie Night, Wine and Cheese Lovers, Italian Pasta Delight, Everything Gardening, Beauty and Relaxation, Jackpot Lottery, Tea and Coffee Lovers, Boys and Girls Fun & Game Basket, Barbecue Lovers, and more. Local beekeeper, Ralph Harrison, will be selling his amazing honey and beeswax candles, seasonal vegetables from Robert Treat Farm and Shamrock Farm and hot apple cider, coffee with muffins and donuts will be for sale along with fun and festive hand decorated organic garlic braids, perfect for gift giving. Don’t miss the juicy local apples from Fawn Meadow Orchards or the colorful chrysanthemums from Filanowski Farm. Stop by the Kids Korner for candy, Halloween pencils, tattoos, face painting, and balloons. At 11:00 am canners Christine and Carolyn will be doing a talk/demo on basic canning and preserving and at 1:00pm join community gardener Liping for a garlic braiding talk and demo. Stop by their canopy to pick up useful tips, important info and tasty recipes to try at home. Milford Herbcrafter’s will have fragrant and savory herbs for sale along with sachets and potpourri.

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All proceeds from the event will benefit the Milford Recreation Department’s Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program which is a practicing organic community garden in its 49th year of operation. It encompasses 135 plots, over 250 participants, and donates an average of 2,000 pounds of fresh food per year to local charities and Food Banks through its participation in Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR). It is the oldest community garden in southern Connecticut. For more information please call Mrs. Ball at 203 214-3407 or Mr. Rusanowsky at 203 464-4196.

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When:
Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
 At the Gazebo on the Milford Green in downtown Milford
For More Info:
Linda Ball
203 214-3407
ball13@sbcglobal.net

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