Great Lakes Farmers Market


10:00am - 2:00pm

Expo Greenhouse at the Racine Store

Shop local! Buy healthy from community vendors! Honey, local meats and fish, free range eggs, fresh greens, mushrooms, cheese, breads, bakery, jams & jellies, salsa, canned goods, ice cream, soups, granola, kettle corn, wheatgrass shots, and more!

  • Milaeger’s microgreens and lettuce!
  • Great prepared foods!
  • Bloody Marys, margaritas, and local brew
  • Fresh local produce
  • Live music
  • Games and activities for kids

Join us for a fun filled Farmers Market with the freshest produce from local farmers you trust, live music and more! Visit our Farmers Market page for more information.

Greens to Grow Program

April 1st and onward

Both Store

“Greens to Grow” helps you get a head start on spring planting with cold tolerant varieties, so you can harvest fresh, healthy greens as soon as possible. We’ve started the plants early, and they are ready for you in a handy size. Cared for properly, you can start to harvest greens a few weeks after planting. Plant an assortment so you can be assured that there will always be something tasty. We usually recommend April 1st as a target date for planting the cold tolerant greens. Click here for the list of varieties we are growing for 2024.

Spring Fashion Show 2024

Saturday, April 13th1:00pmRacine Store

Our fashion show is an amazing event debuting over 100 outfits from head to toe! $40 plus tax ticket ($45 plus tax day of show) includes a $10 gift certificate, a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a gift bag and refreshments after the show. Purchase your tickets at both stores; call 262-886-2117 or 262-639-2040; or order online.

Orders for box lunches for the Racine Fashion Show are now closed.


Frost-Free Plants in a Spring Garden Bowl

Sunday, April 14th11:00am and 12:00pm

Racine Store

Make a fabulous low bowl arrangement filled with cold-tolerant blooming annuals. 17” low bowl, potting soil, and all plants are included. Ideal to set on your porch for color in early spring and well into summer. Last year’s participants were thrilled with the performance of these annuals. Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $39 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.


Metabolic Makeover Workshop

Monday, April 15th


Racine Store

Join us for a hands-on experience with essential oils! Discover how to naturally feel more energized, focused and in tune with your surroundings and family. We will discuss ways to implement simple steps into your daily routine as well as have you experience beneficial essential oils during the class. Enjoy discussions on better sleep, clarity and concentration, emotional support, and gut health. All-inclusive class is $10 plus tax and includes hands on education, wine, a chance to win door prizes, and an exclusive rollerball that you get to make during class! Pre-register in stores or online.


Jumbo Hanging Garden Basket Workshop

Various Dates and Times

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 your choice of our professional 16” fiber pot with deluxe hanger or black plastic water saver pot. We’ll care for your basket until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $79 plus tax for the 16” fiber pot or $89 plus tax for the black plastic water saver pot. Pre-register in stores or online. Due to popular demand, seven dates are offered! $10 credit for bringing back your own black plastic water saver basket with hanger.


Date and Times Available

Tuesday, April 16th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Wednesday, April 17th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Saturday, April 20th - 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am

Tuesday, April 23rd - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Wednesday, April 24th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Saturday, April 27th - 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am

Tuesday, April 30th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Best Rewards Customer Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 18th

Both Stores

Don’t miss this fabulous day-long event for our special Best Rewards Customers! Preview spring merchandise and see what’s blooming in the greenhouses. Enjoy this special day that offers exclusive promotions, discounts, refreshments, and more! Refreshments served 3:00pm – 7:00pm. RSVP below or in store if you plan to attend during these hours.


Natural Solutions for Energy and Emotional Balance

Monday, April 22nd


Online Class

This is a great online class for anyone looking for natural solutions for health and wellness that are effective and beneficial on so many levels. Join us from the comfort of your own home while you learn about the many benefits of using essential oils for every day concerns including stress and anxiety, pain and inflammation, digestion, sleep, energy and less fatigue, and many more. Click below to register and receive the zoom link and your free ebook “100 Ways to Use Essential Oils”. Be sure to tune in live for our class for your chance at our giveaways!


Ready, set, grow! Milaeger’s Spring Open House

April 25th - May 5th

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 gradually as weather permits 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!

Double Row Side Pocket Planter Workshop

Wednesday, May 1st

5:00pm and 6:00pm

Racine Store

New! Hanging baskets with side pockets are a wonderful way to achieve a full-rounded globe of color for sun or shade. Choose any combination of begonias, impatiens or coleus. All plants and 16” double row side pocket planter included. $79 + tax. This workshop is limited to 30. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or online.


Monarch Hanging Planter Workshop

Wednesday, May 1st

5:00pm and 6:00pm

Racine Store

New! This graceful 17” Monarch planter has arched metal hangers around the wire basket. Four 5” and three 3.5” vines are included, along with planter and soil. Cost is $95 + tax. This workshop is limited to 35. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or online.


Wall Planter or Cradle Planter Workshop

Thursday, May 2nd

5:00pm and 6:00pm

Racine Store

These decorative planters are a beautiful alternative to traditional window boxes. These can be hung on a wall or a railing. Each piece is a plastic coated ribbed steel rectangular wall planter with a coco-fiber liner. 24" x 7½" wall planter with all specialty plant materials $65 + tax and the 30" x 7½" planter $85 + tax. Additional option is a 30" free standing cradle planter with all plants $125 + tax. Two larger options of the cradle planter are also available, a 36 inch free standing cradle with plants is $145 + tax and a 42" with plants is $165 + tax. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or online.


A Mother’s Day Mixed Garden Pot for Mom

Saturday, May 4th

9:00am and 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. (Moms are also invited to do this project with their children if they wish.) For children ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult; one child per container, please. This is a make it take it workshop. Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $28 plus tax and includes a gift tag. Pre-register in stores or online.


Girls Night Out – Mother’s Day Flower Garden Workshop

Tuesday, May 7th5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm

Thursday, May 9th5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm

Racine Store

This is a fun night out for mothers, daughters, friends, and neighbors! Make the perfect gift for Mom, or treat yourself to a new container at home! Enjoy a glass of wine or two while you’re creating! Several styles of 16” pots are provided. Choose five specialty and two greenery plants for a stunning container. We’ll care for your pot until you pick it up (by May 30th). Cost is $70 plus tax. Pre-register in stores on online.


Pamela Crawford Living Wall Workshop

Wednesday, May 8th

5:00 and 6:00pm

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. These living wall planters are available from garden designer and author Pamela Crawford. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for container, soil, and 18 plants is $72 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.


Natural Solutions for Summer Living Workshop

Monday, May 13th


Online Class

Being proactive about your health for summer wellness is key for staying healthy this season! Learn the best practices for immune support and wellness habits and routines that will help your family to stay healthy and feel great! We will discuss the best oils for energy, immune support, sleep, first aid, bug repellents, and for stress and anxiety. You will learn how to use oils in your home and enjoy some great DIY recipes! Click here to register and get the zoom link.


Natural Cone Planter or London Basket Workshops

Tuesday, May 14th

5:00 and 6:00pm

Racine Class

Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, these stunning planters look great in any garden. A variety of baskets that are made of natural fibers are sure to add unique style to your home! 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. Natural Cone planter option includes five 5” specialty plants; $60 plus tax. London basket (14”) option includes five 5” specialty plants; $60 plus tax, (17”) option includes seven 5” specialty plants; $85 plus tax, (24”) option includes twelve 5” specialty plants; $144 plus tax We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or online.


Succulent Sensations Bowl Workshop

Wednesday, May 15th

5:00 and 6:00pm

Racine Store

Explore the fascinating world of succulents and make a container for indoors or outdoors. Choose a container from our large assortment of low bowls in assorted sizes. Select the succulents you love. Cost for instruction and soil is $10 plus tax. All other materials are ala carte. Pre-register in stores or online.


Vintage Veggie Fest!

May 16th - May 26th (while supplies last)

Both Stores

Try something new! Heirloom and Gourmet Vegetables available for a limited time! In addition to our huge regular selection of edibles, we are offering over 80 rare vegetables for a limited part of the season, while supplies last. For a full list of scheduled varieties, click below.


The Good Cook’s Garden Workshop

Thursday, May 16th

5:00 and 6:00pm

Racine Store

All good cooks love fresh ingredients, and this workshop makes harvesting herbs and vegetables easy. Choose a combination of herbs and the new compact veggies – seven plants in all. Education and discussion at the beginning of class will feature our new compact veggies. A beautiful 27”x12”x10” rectangular planter and soil is provided. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30th). Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $65 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.


Wine and Wellness Essential Oils Workshop

Tuesday, May 28th


Racine Store

Join us for a fun evening of wine and wellness at Milaeger’s! Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine to support your immune system, manage stress and overwhelm, get restful sleep, and have energy and motivation to enjoy the summer months! We will also teach you our top oils for summer survival including natural pest control, staying cool, treating bug bites and bee sticks, car travel, and so much more! Cost of the class is $10 plus tax and includes sample packet, wine during the class, and we will be making a bug bite stick for you to take home that’s safe and effective for the whole family!


Aroma-yoga and Mimosas

Saturday, June 22nd

Saturday, July 20th

Saturday, August 24th


Racine Store

Come for a beautiful morning in the greenhouse for an all-levels flow yoga class with yoga instructor, Chloe Wright. Enjoy an essential oil experience before, during, and after the class. Learn how these natural tools can benefit our emotional health, our energy levels, restorative sleep, healthy joints and movement, and even your metabolism! Everyone will get to make a rollerball to take home. Cost of class is $20 plus tax and includes instruction, mimosas, a rollerball, and a chance for door prizes!


Classic Car Show

Sunday, June 23rd

10:00am - 2:00pm

Racine Store

Come and enjoy the day at the Great Lakes Farmers Market and see a gorgeous selection of antique and classic cars on display during the market. Enjoy “car talk” with fellow enthusiasts. Shop the market for great local food and drinks. Live music from Cork N Classics!

Click here to register your vehicle for a chance to win $100 Milaeger Money!

Farm to Table Dinner

Saturday, September 14th


Racine Store

Everyone at Milaeger’s is delighted to welcome you to our Farm to Table Dinner! This quintessential dining experience is offered in our beautifully decorated retractable roof greenhouse that opens to starry lights of the summer night. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm and will feature farm fresh appetizers and signature drinks while you reconnect with friends and meet some new people. Our five-course dinner will be prepared onsite by Olde Madrid Restaurant and is a culinary delight made with fresh, local ingredients provided by our Great Lakes Farmers Market farmers and bakers. The complete menu will be available on our website in April, and provisions will be made for anyone with dietary restrictions if we are notified in advance. Wine lovers will enjoy exclusive wine pairings with each course. As an alternative, mixed drinks will be available at our cash bar. Special pricing on featured wines is offered by the bottle or by the case. Live music from Sipos & Young. Cost for this most remarkable dinner event is $150 per person plus tax and is non-refundable after September 8th. Accommodations are available for groups to sit together, and seating will be assigned in order of the reservations.


 Please Note

Purchase of tickets is not refundable or returnable. If you cannot make an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket towards a different event/workshop.

Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events. If a workshop is canceled, we will call the number you provided at registration.

Photographs and video footage may be taken throughout our events. These will be used by Milaeger's for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website, on social media or in any other media. Please contact the event organizer if you have any concerns, or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

When you arrive for a workshop, please go directly to the greenhouse (south end.) There, you will be given a ticket for the class and will be directed to the workshop area.

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.

If you have special 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 would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us at to see if discounted pricing is available. There is no discounted pricing for the Jumbo Hanging Basket Workshops.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work together, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you. We recommend that you observe social distancing guidelines.