Big Al’s Mustard New Vendor in 2014!!!
Big Al’s will be sampling his delicious sweet, spicy, and horseradish mustards during the Garden Fair. Stop by his outdoor booth to sample and purchase his unique brand of mustards. Big Al’s does not have a website but you can contact him at email@example.com. or at 814-360-4739.
BrookVale Rail & Fence. New Vendor in 2014!!!
This new vendor will be selling vinyl and wooden garden fences, handmade heavy duty garden wagons as well as vertical gardens, concrete garden statuary and other garden accessories. Check this vendor in the future for a more complete listing of items for sale.
For the Birds
This Centre County vendor creates unique birdhouses from recycled materials to promote sustainability. Treat the birds and the environment with a unique birdhouse. Don’t miss their unusual creations! They don’t have a website but you can contact them at 814-342-3897 or email them
Geisinger Health System is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the 2013 Garden Fair and will be providing free blood pressure screenings and offering health promotion information at their booth including sunscreen protection information for gardeners. Based in Danville, PA, they have two locations in State College.
Green Heron Tools specializes in high-quality tools, gear, equipment & apparel for women gardeners and farmers. With the help of farmers, gardeners & horticulturists from throughout the U.S. they have identified some of the best agricultural equipment available for women. If you missed them at the Mother Earth News Show or PASA this is your opportunity to buy great tools and apparel.
Hoags catering will be offering breakfast sandwiches and favorite grilled lunch items such as hamburgers, gardenburgers and hot dogs. They will also have selected beverages and side dishes. Take a break from the Garden Fair and enjoy their great fresh food in the picnic pavilion next to their tent. Check out their website for a complete listing of their many services and products.
This botanically themed jewelry is found in the private collections of celebrities such as Cher, Pat Benatar, and Whoppi Goldberg. Similar jewelry designs based on forms found in nature are displayed in the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art. Lisa Swartz sells her garden based jewelry at the Philadelphia Flower Show and was commissioned to hand craft patriotic brooches for the wives of U. S. Senators to be given at a White House Luncheon. A special product just for our gardeners will be a sterling silver vase brooch that holds real flowers. She will also have jewelry with real leaves enclosed.
Jeffrey Stambaugh ~ Pottery for Floral Design and Garden Design New Vendor in 2014!!!
Jeff Stambaugh’s pottery is well known to many local gardeners and flower enthusiasts. His creations are specially designed for floral arranging and a must for the gardener who likes to display flowers from their home garden.
Jen Barger Photography New Vendor in 2014!!!
Jen will be selling her breath taking professional photos of botanical and nature objects. This State College based photographer has an amazing portfolio of stunning photos of flowers and other outdoor beauty.
LizaJane Botanicals. New Vendor in 2014!!!
LizaJane Botanicals offers dried floral creations made exclusively using flowers grown and dried from her gardens. A passionate gardener, she is always reaping inspiration from her gardens. Last year, she introduced a new line of glass sculptures created from vintage glass and designed to complement and reflect the light and colors in your garden, while also adding a bit of whimsy. Whether front and center in your garden or elevated in your birdbath, the sculptures are created with an eye toward enhancing your garden's beauty. "Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination."
The Penn State Press will be selling horticulture related books such as “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms”. Also included in their books for sale is “Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania” and “At Work in Penn’s Woods”.
This vendor will be showing how beautiful outdoor garden and patio furniture can be durable and environmentally friendly because they are made from recycled plastic milk jugs. They will be selling their colorful furniture as well as some selected environmentally friendly birdhouses from the same recycled plastic material. They will also be selling Dutch Country Wrought Iron garden accessories.
This unique food syrup from shagbark hickory trees is made using an environmentally friendly process. No harm is done to the trees. No chemicals or artificial colorings are used. Even the waste from this process is recycled back to the Earth. The syrup is subtle and delicate, yet complex. Less sweet than maple with hints of smokiness and nuts. You MUST taste this great syrup and stock up for your next breakfast or dessert party.
Dan Lowenstein has been growing hot peppers for over a decade. He prides himself on using growing techniques that have a minimal environmental impact. He uses recycled rainwater for irrigation and composted vegetable waste for fertilizer just to name a few. By using organic growing, he ensures the highest quality peppers with the lowest environmental impact. He will be selling everything from hot sauces to hot pepper jams, mustards, relish, pepper plants and even hot pepper seeds. All of his products are 100% ALL NATURAL with no chemical additives or preservatives.
RENO Pottery New Vendor in 2014!!!
Reno Pottery will be selling their Alpine Dish Gardens containing a variety of alpine plants. Alpine plants are attractive, coming in a wide variety of textures and colors. Grown from seeds coming from collectors around the world, they are easy to care for and, when in flower, they are truly spectacular. They can spend the entire year out of doors. The unique porcelain planting containers are made in their studio, and they raise the sedums and other alpine plants used in the plantings.
Reno Pottery also manufactures handmade porcelain dinnerware and one of a kind pieces featuring drawings of crabs, fish, dragonflies, and chickens.
Sassy Glass New Vendor in 2014!!!
Don’t miss the unusual and beautiful hand blown glass hanging terrariums and other garden related items from Sassy Glass productions. They do not have a website but you may contact them at Sassyglass83@gmail.com.
Scenic View Farm New Vendor in 2014!!!
Elmer Esh will be selling Scenic View Farm maple syrup and honey produced on his farm in Brush Valley. If the weather cooperates, he will also have some fresh produce from his greenhouse including radishes, lettuce and spinach. He does not have a website but may be reached at 814-349-5542, Ext 1.
This local small business will be selling locally-made handmade soaps and balms that are naturally scented (with plant essential oils) and naturally colored (with botanicals and clays). They will also be selling tie-dyed clothing with botanical themes.
Stoltfus Storage Sheds
Stoltzfus Storage Sheds is an Amish owned firm located in Eastern Centre County that builds more than just storage sheds. They also manufacture quality small garden tool sheds, chicken coops, New England greenhouses, vinyl gazebos, garages and other custom yard and garden structures. Their slogan is “Backyard Buildings Built to Last”. They do not have a website but you can reach them at 814-349-9864.
Sue’s Salves New Vendor in 2014!!
Sue’s Salves is distinctive in that it is crafted with freshly harvested, 100% organically grown plants, crafted into salves within moments of the harvest. Her booth will feature a wide range of botanical origin natural skin and beauty care products as well as her Planting by the Moon Calendar.
Tait Farm Foods is well known in Central PA for their dedication to sustainable/organic agriculture and their delicious farm made specialty food products. Their Harvest Shop & Greenhouse located outside Boalsburg on Rt. 322 E and is a local destination for garden plants, fresh produce, local foods and seasonal gifts for the kitchen, home and garden. They are offering farm grown organic seedlings, including heirloom tomato and pepper plants, greens… and their specialty foods for sale at the Garden Fair.
This newest Centre County nursery is a proud sponsor of our programs and will be selling selected high quality fruit and landscaping trees with 10% from each sale to be donated for Master Gardener Program support. They will also be displaying their latest line of pottery containers. They will also be offering information and discount coupons for other items available at their Nursery. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase containers, quality trees and shrubs from the largest selection in Central PA and help the Master Gardeners as well!
Valley Smithy Ironworks New Vendor in 2014!!!
This talented blacksmith forges museum quality 18th century reproductions & quality wrought iron for your yard and home. Watch this master craftsman demonstrate the art of forging garden & lawn tools and purchase his quality products at his site at the 2014 Garden Fair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village EatingHouse New Vendor in 2014!!!
Melanie Phillips, owner of the Village Eatinghouse Marketplace & Café in Pleasant Gap will be sampling her delicious sauces and dressings at her booth. Her motto is “Sharing the Bounty of Central Pennsylvania”. Stop by to taste and purchase her unique sauces.
The principals in Your Garden Solution are disciples of Mel Bartholomew who created the SFG concept and promoted it on his long running PBS show. They hold group SFG classes, sell/set up gardens for individuals, groups and corporations, sell separate SFG elements (vermiculite, peat moss, compost, soil mix, boxes, grids, vertical frames, etc.) and will answer your Square Foot Gardening questions. Find out how YOU can grow 100% of your harvest using only: 20% of the space...10% of the water...5% of the seeds...2% of the work and start with no weeds! Plan to attend Joe Manotti’s presentation on Square Foot Gardening in the Garden Fair Theatre at 12:00 Noon.
Check this column periodically for information on new vendors to be added.