Calendar of Events

We often say,

"Something wonderful is always happening at Milaeger's"
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and we try to ensure that with numerous special events throughout the year. Information about these events is available online, on Facebook and in our stores. We also email announcements to our frequent buyer "Best Reward Card" members.


Check out our Weekly Ad       

To purchase tickets for some events: order on-line, stop in or call either store at
Racine: 800-669-1229 or Sturtevant: 262-886-2117.
   
Tacos

Click here to see our full menu and daily specials.
Taco Thursday!
Java Garden Cafe
Both Locations
Open late: until 8

Hard or Soft Tacos
$1.99 each or 3/$5.00
Your choice of fixin's!

Nachos are also available
$3.99 cheese only or
Supreme at $6.49


Best tacos in town!


   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015
We have a Facebook page too!
Great Lakes Farmers Market
Year Round!
Sundays: 10 am - 2 pm
Racine Store

New this year is our farmers market! We are super excited to have a variety of vendors at this event. Find out how to be a vendor or artisan at the market. It is fun for all ages!

Click here for all the details on our new Farmers Market webpage.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Air Plants Grapevine
Wreath Workshop
Saturday, March 5th
10:30am - Racine Store

Learn how to mount your air plants on a 12" grapevine wreath, add reindeer moss, and learn proper instruction for caring for your new creation!

Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $35 + tax. Register in store or click here to order online.
   
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Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $30 + tax. Register in store or click here to order online.
Frost Free Plants in a Spring Garden Bowl Workshop
Tuesday, March 15th 6:30pm
Saturday, March 19th 10:30am
Racine Store

Make a fabulous low bowl arrangement filled with cold-tolerant blooming annuals. Ideal to set on your porch for color in early spring and well into summer!

   
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$5 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online
Visit with Easter Bunny
Saturday, March 26th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Racine Store

Join us for some Easter fun! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games, dancing, and planting a spring flower basket! Visit the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out filled Easter eggs!

   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Greens to Grow:
Early Veggie Planting Event
Starting April 2nd
1:00pm Both Stores

After a long winter, we can hardly wait for some healthy homegrown greens. We will be offering a wonderful assortment of leafy vegetables that were selected by us for their ability to withstand chilly early spring temperatures. Be sure to try our amazing mixed greens, kale, Swiss chard, spinach and unique new varieties!
   
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Register in stores or click here to order online.
~Enjoy the Ride~
Spring Fashion Show
Saturday, April 2nd
1pm Sturtevant Store

Our fashion show is an amazing event debuting over 100 outfits from head to toe! $30 plus tax includes a $10 gift certificate, a chance at $3,000 dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a $40 gift bag and refreshments after the show. Order a box lunch for just $8 plus tax and have a relaxing lunch before the show!
   
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Please note: You must present your Best Rewards Card for this special party!
Spring Fling
Best Rewards Party
Thursday, April 7th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Racine Store

Don’t miss this fabulous evening for our special Best Rewards Customers! Enjoy this special night that offers exclusive promotions, gifts with purchase, refreshments, and music! 
   
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Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $50 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online
Jumbo Hanging Garden Basket Workshop
Tuesday, April 12th 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 13th 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 19th 6:30pm
Thursday, April 21st 6:30pm
Saturday, April 23rd 10:30am
Racine Store

This is the original basket workshop that thousands of gardeners have enjoyed and the most popular workshop we offer.  We’ll help you select plants for sun, part sun, or mostly shade.  You plant your selections in our professional 16” fiber pot with deluxe swivel hanger.  We’ll care for your basket until you pick it up (by May 30). 
   
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 Pre-register in stores or online
Miniature Gardening Workshop
Saturday, April 16th
10:30am Racine Store

Miniature and fairy gardening is the fastest growing trend in gardening right now!  We have an amazing selection of every accessory and plant you will need to create your own unique garden to enjoy indoors.  Cost for workshop is $10 plus tax which includes demonstration, instructions, and soil.  Additional items are ala carte. 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 'Ears' to You! Brighton Mother's Day Event
April 22nd - May 8th
Both Stores

Women love Brighton jewelry, to keep for themselves or to give as a gift! When you find a pattern you love, it’s important to have matching pieces. During this special promotion, when you purchase a Brighton necklace and bracelet, you'll receive a FREE pair of matching Brighton earrings! Take advantage of great savings and add to your Brighton collection or give a perfect Mother’s Day gift! 
   

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Ready, Set, Grow!
Spring Open House
April 23rd - May 3rd
Both Stores

Our 90 greenhouses are overflowing with fabulous annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, and specialty plants. Come and enjoy selecting from the Midwest’s largest selection of plants. Our nursery lot will be filled with trees, shrubs, evergreens and roses. Be sure to shop our stores for the best in casual furniture, grills, garden accessories, women’s apparel and footwear. You’ll be amazed! Spend the day and enjoy lunch in our café.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Weber Grill Demonstration
Sunday, April 24th
Racine Store

Outdoor living is not complete without the fun of grilling outdoors! We have a fabulous selection of charcoal and gas grills at guaranteed lowest prices.  Meet a Weber grill specialist who will demonstrate the features of various grills while cooking up delicious meats and a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables! Yum! Door prizes and special gifts with purchases!
   
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Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $45 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online
Natural Cone Planter Workshop
Tuesday, April 26th 6:30pm
Thursday, April 28th 6:30pm
Racine Store

Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, this stunning planter looks great in any garden. This is one of our most popular workshops as people enjoy the beauty of the container as much as the gorgeous flowers and greenery that spill over the sides.  Plant selection is similar to the original Jumbo Basket Class. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30)
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Succulent Candlelight Centerpiece Workshop
Wednesday, April 27th
6:30pm Racine Store

A fun new workshop incorporating our love of succulents and joy for entertaining.  Make your own centerpiece filled with succulents and a glass hurricane in the center for your candle.  An easy make it - take it night enjoyed by all! 

Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $35 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online
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Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 29th
Both Stores

Help keep America beautiful by planting more trees! Celebrate Arbor Day with us!  Every child 12 and under will receive a FREE 2 year old Blue Spruce Seedling.  Available while supplies last – limit one. 
   
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 Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $20 plus tax and includes a gift tag. Pre-register in stores or online.
Kids Workshop: Mother's Day Garden Pot for Mom
Saturday, April 30th
10:00am Racine Store

This activity enables kids to make a Mother’s Day Garden Pot as a special gift for Mom. Each child gets a 12” plastic pot and mixed plants to make a container that we will grow for you until May 9th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. For children ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult; one child per container, please.
   
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Cost is $45 plus tax and includes all materials.
Pre-register in stores or online.
Moss Mania Workshop
Tuesday, May 3rd
6:30pm Racine Store

 This workshop features your choice of three styles: a shallow 14” hanging basket to fill with assorted succulents or 5” specialty plants; a 12” ball planter with holes all around, perfect for small succulents, small bedding plants like begonias or impatiens, or assorted greenery like ferns and ivies; and a 10” square shallow planter ideally suited to miniature plants, succulents, or 5” specialty plants. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30)
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015  Specialty Annuals Up Close and Personal Tour
Wednesday, May 4th
6:30pm Both Stores

Discover annuals you never knew existed. This is a great way to become familiar with the layout of this most important greenhouse that showcases our specialty annuals. We’ll have several guides in order to keep the tour groups small so that you can get up close and personal with the plants.  There are hundreds of varieties… you won’t be disappointed!

   
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Cost is $45 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online 
Mother's Day Flower Garden in a Pot Workshop
Tuesday, May 3rd
6:30pm Racine Store

 This is a favorite workshop for children, moms, and grandmothers (men are welcome, too!). Several styles of 16” pots are offered and a combination of specialty plants and bedding plants are provided. Make a Garden Pot for your mom, or you can each make one and enjoy the experience together. We’ll care for your pot until you pick it up (by May 30)
 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015  Vintage Veggie Fest
May 5th - May 15th
Both Stores

 Try something new! Heirloom and Gourmet Vegetables available for a limited time! In addition to our huge regular selection of edibles, this year we are offering over 80 rare vegetables for a limited part of the season, while supplies last.
   
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Living Wall Workshop
Tuesday, May 10th
6:30pm Racine Store

 If these walls could talk, they would say that vertical planters are one of the hottest trends today. Stunning living walls are being spotted everywhere – restaurants, hotels, grocery stores – uniting designers, landscape artists and botanists on projects all over the world.  Now these living wall planters are available from garden designer and author Pamela Crawford. Designed for outdoor living areas, the Living Walls follow the method of Pamela’s side planting techniques that have been in use for years. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for container, soil, and all plant material is $58 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015  Herb Tour & Workshop
Wednesday, May 11th
Racine Store

 Do you love growing your own fresh herbs? Would you like to give it a try this year?  You will learn how to select the right herbs for your desired application, how to care for them, and the proper methods for drying, how to make tea, and also how to use in cooking!  A great time to learn about new varieties and try some samples of what we’ve cooked up for you!  Then it’s time for you to be creative and plant your own herb container!  Instruction, container, soil, and 7 herbs is $45 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.
 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Contain Yourself Workshop
Thursday, May 12th
6:30pm Racine Store

 Do you have a fabulous container that you would love to bring into Milaeger’s and plant with our expert advice? Bring it in and plant it at this workshop! Choose seven 5” specialty plants ideally suited for your location. We’ll provide the soil and growing space in our greenhouses unless you elect to take your container with you. Cost for plants and soil is $40 plus tax. Containers will also be available for purchase. Pre-register in stores or online 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Succulent Sensations Workshop
Tuesday, May 17th
6:30pm Racine Store

 Succulents are trending in popularity, and these two containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose a 7-pocket jar or a 14” pottery low bowl. We’ll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost is $65 plus tax for jar and $50 plus tax for bowl.

Pre-register in stores or purchase online. 7-pocket jar click here
14" pottery low bowl click here
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Flowering Trees & Shrubs Tour
Wednesday, May 18th
6:30pm Racine Store

 New choices in colorful ornamental trees and extended bloom shrubs are abundant. New varieties are more compact, more free-flowering, and require very little care. Discover the varieties that are sure to enhance your landscape setting. Come and find out the best time to plant a tree.
   
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All-inclusive workshop is $40 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online
Incredible Edibles Workshop
Thursday, May 19th
6:30pm Racine Store

 You’ll love having fresh tomatoes, peppers and herbs at your finger tips to enjoy and freshen up your cooking! This container will be stuffed full of fresh vegetables and herbs, all of the ingredients for you to enjoy making your own salsa or just to have on hand to spice up your traditional recipes. We provide a jumbo 27” x 8” box planter and your choice of herbs and/or salad veggies. We’ll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30).
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Flag Day Celebration
Sunday, June 12th
Both Stores

 Show your American pride and get patriotic with us! Free flag with every $25 purchase!
   
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Pre-register in stores or online. Order tickets early, as this event is a sell-out every year!
Fairy Princess Party
Saturday, August 6th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Racine Store

 Every little girl’s dream is to step inside the world of make-believe. We suggest each little girl dress in a fairy or princess costume. Activities include crafts, games, cookie decorating, dancing, and face painting! Recommended for ages 3-8.

Cost is $32 plus tax and includes a light lunch for child and a guardian as well as a keepsake gift for child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch for additional adults is $5 each plus tax. 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Tomatomania!
Saturday, September 10th
11:00am - 3:00pm
Racine Store

 Sample 115 heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and 40 kinds of peppers. The tasting and food samples are free! Also enjoy Tequila and Wine Tasting!

Fresh food items and beverages will be for sale, including salsas and nachos, bruschetta, beer, sangria, wine, and Bloody Marys, and of course, tomatoes & peppers! Master Gardeners from the University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticultural Program will answer all your garden questions!
   

If you have special handicap requirements, please let our staff know when you make your reservation.  We will make every effort to make the workshops easy and enjoyable for all.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work close by, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you.

Please note, tickets are not returnable or refundable. If you can not make an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket toward a different event/workshop. Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events.  If a workshop is cancelled, we will call the number you provided at registration.

If you would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us for discounted pricing. If you wish to wear gloves at the workshops, please bring your own.  If you forget, Milaeger’s has garden gloves available for purchase.  Please wear typical gardening clothing and sensible shoes.