Upcoming Events

Event: Harvest the-good-life Hoedown
When: Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Description: Time to put your hoes down and party up! We’re celebrating the harvest with good food, drink, music, and friends! Enjoy live entertainment from Pick and a Bow and Half Grass’d, food from Ochoas, and drinks from various wine, beer, and cider vendors! PLUS 20% OFF ALL PLANTS IN STOCK!
This is a one day sale and is limited to stock on hand, which is awesome!
Cost: Free
Event: Fall Wreath-Making
When: Saturday, September 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Kick off the upcoming holiday season with a beautiful hand made fall wreath! With the use of dried pods, berries, moss, branches, and other material, you’ll learn how to create a one of a kind wreath you’ll be proud to hang on your door or inside your home. We’ll send you off with it “ready to hang” on your front door or inside on your wall.
Cost: $45
Event: Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables
When: Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Farmer Justin will be on-hand to teach you how to dry fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. With a food dehydrator so you’ll be able to stock up for year-round savings and enjoy the taste of summer in the dead of winter! Don’t have a food dehydrator? Attend the class and receive a 20% discount on all dehydrators in stock. This is a free class but registration is appreciated.
Cost: free
Event: Homemade Apple Sauce
When: Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Capture the flavor of fall with homemade applesauce! Farmer Justin will show you how easy it is, share his favorite recipes, and send you home with a sample of your own! The produce stand carries several varieties of apples perfect for making applesauce – get creative and come up with your own blend.
Cost: $12/person
Event: Pumpkin Planter
When: Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Enhance your front porch with a one of a kind Pumpkin Planter! A selection of grasses and fall annuals and your creativity are the only things required for this class.  This class will appeal to children and adults alike! Class fee includes supplies needed to make one medium, and one small planter.
Cost: $25/person
Event: Make Your Own Kombucha
When: Saturday, November 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this bubbly probiotic drink from Blooming Junction’s own, Farmer Justin.
Cost: $10/person

Past Events

Event: Tomatoes; Beyond Sauce & Salsa
When: Saturday, August 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Late summer brings loads of tomatoes, and they all seem to ripen at once! If you are feeling overwhelmed with your tomato bounty and need to liven up your tomato repertoire, this class is for you! MJ of Guidetti’s Kitchen will share recipes, samples, and demos with you. Join us for inspiration and new ideas for tomato use and storage!
Cost: $12/person
Event: Fresh Tomato Sauce Basics, Ketchup and BBQ Sauce
When: Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Join MJ of Guidetti’s Kitchen, as she covers the foundations of creating a delicious tomato sauce, a (sugar-free!) ketchup, and a BBQ sauce your friends will want the recipe for! We will use tomatoes fresh from the Blooming Junction farm for this class!
Cost: $12/person
Event: Preserving Peaches!
When: Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Enjoy the taste of summer anytime with preserved fresh peaches! Sample tree-ripened Red Haven peaches while learning how to can them. Take home a great recipe for peach pie filling that can be baked right away or stored for a delicious dessert anytime throughout the year. Take a sample to enjoy at home!
Cost: $12/person
Event: Harvesting, Preserving, and Using Herbs for Cooking
When: Saturday, August 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Sample and smell herbs commonly grown in the PNW grown on the Blooming Junction farm. MJ of Guidetti’s Kitchen will show you how to use them in your kitchen, successfully grow them, and the best practices for harvesting and drying herbs for future use.
Cost: $12/person
Event: Pickling Cucumbers, Beets, and Green Beans
When: Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Join Farmer Justin as he demonstrates how to pickle these favorite summer vegetables. He’ll share his favorite recipes and techniques, along with a sample for you to taste here, and a sample to take with you! We also have all the supplies you’ll need, including our own fresh picked veggies, to get you started at home.
Cost: $12/person
Event: Planning & Planting Winter Vegetables
When: Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Summer is the time to start planning and planting your fall/winter vegetable garden. We will discuss the best varieties for the Pacific Northwest, sowing and transplanting dates, winter pest and disease issues, and how to protect your veggies from cold temps.
Cost: free
Event: How to Make & Care for Your Own Worm Bin
When: Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Transform your food scraps into free, nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Master Recycler Cecilia Warner will teach you how to set up a bin, maintenance, harvest, and use of the worm castings. We will also raffle off a starter box of worms for one lucky participant!
Cost: free
Event: Summer Solstice Celebration
When: Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Description: Join us for the second longest day of the year! We’re celebrating with great deals on plants and fresh produce, live music, u-pick strawberries, wine tasting from A Blooming Hill Vineyard, local food and more!
Cost: free
Event: Making Strawberry Jam
When: Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Start the fresh produce season by learning to make fresh strawberry jam. Farmer Justin will share his favorite low-sugar freezer jam recipe so you can enjoy delicious Oregon strawberries all year long! This class will include a demonstration and a small jar of jam to take home with you.
Cost: $12
Event: Children’s Gardening Activities!
When: Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Nurture the inner gardener in your child with a hands-on, fun-filled class geared specifically for them! Each child will leave with a basic understanding of how plants grow and where their fresh vegetables come from. Plus, each child will leave with a soon-to-be pumpkin plant they can care for at home.
Cost: free
Event: Small Garden, Big Bounty
When: Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Think you don’t have space or time to manage a vegetable garden? Think again! Learn how to maximize your home-garden harvest using less space, water, and seeds. Topics will include garden layout, soil mixes, interplanting, proper spacing, trellising, and succession plantings. This event is free!
Event: Succulent Living Wreaths!
When: Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Description: Choose from a fantastic succulent wreath in this fun, hands-on workshop. Participants will receive group and one-on-one instruction as we walk you through creating your own beautiful 14″ or 20″  wreath to adorn your home.
Event: Planning and Planting a Cutting Garden
When: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Looking to maximizing production, minimizing maintenance, and grow flowers that will look great together in a vase? Join us for this informational class and we’ll have you bypassing the florist in no time!
Cost: free