** SATURDAY ONLY **
DUE TO OUR SMALL SIZE, WE ARE OPEN VIA REGISTRATION ONLY
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER A TIME SLOT
Laughing Duck Gardens & Apiaries function as a micro-farm and a homestead.
Sylvie manages the gardens that provide a wide variety of crops for fresh eating, preserving, and for sale to local restaurants; local subscribers; and to Sylvie’s personal chef & catering business. Crops include berries, greens, medicinal & culinary herbs, edible flowers, unique winter salad blends, sweet potatoes, eggs etc. Annual crops are started from seeds in the greenhouse or direct seeded. No synthetic inputs are used; the gardens are no-till with heavy use of compost and some cover crops (still learning about that), as well as insectary plantings. Winter growing is possible thanks to cold frames and 2 small home-built unheated growing tunnels.
Keith is the beekeeper with several small apiaries throughout the county, to include the “home” apiary. He uses labor-intensive, low-tech, and non-intrusive techniques to promote the health and wellbeing of the colonies without persistent chemicals or antibiotics. The farm produces raw honey (for direct sale or resale), nucs (for sale in the spring), wax, & propolis.
Find more information at www.LaughingDuckGardens.com
Guided tour of the gardens & review of apiary operations will be provided at set times. There will be plenty of opportunities for Q&A.
Registration will be required AHEAD of time, due to limited on-site parking.
PLEASE NOTE: refrain from wearing perfume and perfumed lotions as their scent can be very attractive to honeybees.
We are located just outside of Washington, VA. Driving directions will be provided upon registration.
Products for sale:
Raw honey, small-batch jams, jellies, pickles, infused vinegars, syrups (all using garden-grown or local produce – some organic, organic sugar, & organic vinegar) will be available for purchase. Other products MAY include produce, herbs, flowers, seedlings, bee’s wax.
Local cookbook author, Dori Walker’s Pop-up Bakery, selling breads and sweets, including challahs, scones, brownies, and more.