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 Indoor Great Lakes Farmers Market  Sundays: 10am - 2pm • Racine Store • Year Round

We are super excited to have a variety of vendors at this event. It is fun for all ages! Find out  how to be a vendor or artisan at the market.
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2019
Event Schedule
     
Workshop: Detoxifying Your Home
with Essential Oil
Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Love the feel of a nice clean home but hate using hazardous harsh chemicals? Our workshop will offer great steps on how to detox your home with chemical free and natural cleaning options using essential oils. These options are quick, easy, and much more affordable to make than the chemical cleaning products in stores. Your home will not only be cleaner, but safer for your family too! Workshop includes a make and take multi-purpose cleaner and air freshener. All-inclusive workshop is $20 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
 
   
Orchid Show & Festival
Wisconsin Orchid Society Orchid Show & Sale
Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 24th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Racine Store
Enjoy a breathtaking orchid festival that will feature an astonishing array of blooming orchids. View, photograph and purchase plants from selected quality vendors. Experts on hand to answer questions! The Wisconsin Orchid Society Judges will judge the exhibits. Best in show awards voted on by attendees. FREE EVENT - bring the whole family!
 
Schedule of Events
  • Saturday 10:00am Orchids 101 Seminar - FREE
  • Saturday 11:00am Cork Mounted Orchids Workshop - $30
  • Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm Repotting Orchids Table - FREE repotting; materials ala carte
  • Saturday 2:00pm Greenhouse Tour - FREE
  • Sunday 10:00am Orchids 101 Seminar - FREE
  • Sunday 11:00am Kokedama Orchid Hanging Workshop - $25
  • Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm Repotting Orchids Table - FREE repotting; materials ala carte
 
 
Workshop:
Cork Mounted Hanging Orchid Workshop
Saturday, March 23rd, 11:00am
Racine Store
Whether you're an avid orchid grower or just want to try a different growing experience, this is the workshop for you. Give your orchids the closest to their natural environment as possible by mounting them and hanging them in your home. Our orchid experts will help you mount your orchid on natural cork bark. We will teach you how to maintain your new orchid and give you additional tips and tricks for orchid growing success! Workshop includes orchid and all materials. All-inclusive workshop is $30 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
Workshop:
Kokedama Orchid Hanging Workshop
Sunday, March 24th, 11:00am
Racine Store
Kokedama was a relatively unknown way of keeping plants, but is now taking the world by storm. It is a traditional Japanese art form using moss as a container for planting. Kokedama look exceptional when hanging, or try setting them on a decorative waterproof dish to be displayed. There are some cultures where moss is the symbol of hope, rebirth and resurrection. Come and join us for our workshop and get to know all about Kokedama and make one of your own to take home! Workshop includes orchid and all materials. All-inclusive workshop is $25 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
       
   
Workshop:
Frost-Free Plants in a Spring Garden Bowl
Saturday, March 30th, 10:30am
Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Make a fabulous low bowl arrangement filled with cold-tolerant blooming annuals. 16” 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. Super early-bird special cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $30 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
Spring Fashion Show
 
TWO SHOWS
Saturday, April 6th,
 1:00pm 8717 Hwy 11 - Sturtevant 
Saturday, April 13th
 1:00pm 4838 Douglas Ave - Racine 
 
Join us for our our Spring Fashion Show
"In Living Color"
New for 2019 - TWO SHOWS!
Tickets for the show are $37 plus tax.
Add a box lunch for $10 plus tax.
 
Ticket includes a $10 gift certificate, a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a gift bag and refreshments after the show.
 
Call our stores 800.669.1229 (Racine) or 262.886.2117 (Sturtevant) or click here to order tickets.
 
 
 
Jumbo Hanging Garden Basket
Original Basket Workshop
Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30pm
Thursday, April 11th, 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30pm
Saturday, April 20th, 10:30am
Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:30pm
Saturday, April 27th, 10:30am
All 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 hanger.  We’ll care for your basket until you pick it up (by May 30).  Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $58 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online. Due to popular demand, six dates are offered!

 

 

 
   
   
   
Kids’ Event: Visit with Easter Bunny and Planting
Saturday, April 20th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Racine Store
Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for kids, including games and dancing. Visit the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! So bring your camera and capture your kids with the Easter Bunny! Cost for event is $5 plus tax which includes planting a pansy basket. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets. Face painting available for purchase.
 
 
Workshop: Essential Oils for First Aid
Wednesday, April 24th, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Ever wish you had a natural replacement for all the synthetic medicines cluttering up your cabinets at home? Do you want to have natural options for your family that are not only safe but effective? At this workshop we will teach you how to create your very own essential oils first aid kit for home and travel. We will discuss the most common 15 first aid situations and step-by-step instructions on how to use your essential oils. We will be making one rollerball and one spray blend to pack in your first aid kit. Door prizes and wine will be served! All-inclusive workshop is $20 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
 
 
Event: Spring Fling - Best Rewards Party
Thursday, April 25th, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Both Stores
Don’t miss this fabulous evening for our special Best Rewards Customers! Enjoy this special night that offers exclusive promotions, refreshments, and music! Please note: You must present your Best Rewards Card for this special party.
 
   
   
   
Event: 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 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.
 
 
Workshop: Natural Cone Planter
Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30pm
Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, this stunning planter looks 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. Plant selection is similar to the original Jumbo Basket Class. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $48 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
Workshop: Succulent Sensations
Wednesday, May 1st, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Succulents are trending in popularity, and these containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose from several succulent 13” low bowls. We’ll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost is $60 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here. for tickets. This workshop is also offered on Wednesday, May 22nd.
   
         
   
Kids’ Workshop:
A Mother’s Day Mixed Garden Pot for Mom
Saturday, May 4th, 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 11th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Pick up your pot on Saturday, or bring Mom to Milaeger’s on Sunday to pick up her gift from you. (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. Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $23 plus tax and includes a gift tag. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
Workshop: Pamela Crawford Living Wall
Tuesday, May 7th, 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. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for container, soil, and 18 plants is $68 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
Workshop: Bring Your Own Container and
Specialty Annulas Up Close and Personal Tour
Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Tour the specialty annuals greenhouse for container gardening 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. The workshop that follows is perfect for anyone who has an abundance of containers and wants to fill them. You can also purchase a container before the workshop if you choose. Pick your plants from a large selection of annuals, succulents, greenery and more, then fill your container with your choice of plants. Cost for plants is ala carte. Workshop is $10 + tax. Cost includes soil; plus, we will grow your container for you until May 30th. Pre-register in stores or click here to order tickets.
 
 
       
   
   
Workshop: Girls Night Out -
Mother’s Day Flower Garden
Thursday, May 9th, 6:30pm
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 offered to use for your container. A combination of specialty plants and bedding plants are available. We’ll care for your pot until you pick it up (by May 30th). Cost is $49 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here for tickets.
 
Event: Vintage Veggie Fest
May 16th -  May 26th
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. For a full list of scheduled varieties, see our website.
 
Workshop: Window Box or Cradle Planter
Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30pm
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 $48 + tax and the 30” x 7½” planter $65 + tax. Additional option, back by popular demand, is 30” free standing cradle planter with all plants $99 + tax. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or click here to order tickets.
 
 
   
Tour: Tour of 150 New Varieties of Trees & Shrubs
Wednesday, May 15th, 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. You’ll be amazed at the new varieties we are introducing this year.
 
Tour: Herb Tour and Workshop
Thursday, May 16th, 6:30pm
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, 27” x 12” x 10” rectangular container, soil, and 7 herbs is $48 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here to order.
 
 
NEW!!
Workshop: Make-it, Take-it Wrought Iron Container
Tuesday, May 21st, 6:30pm
Racine Store
We have a fabulous new selection of wrought iron planters with coco-fiber lining, varying in price from $14.99-59.99. You choose the container and the plants and pay accordingly. Cost of workshop is $10.00 plus tax for soil and instruction. Container and plants ala-carte. Take your finished project home the night of the workshop. Pre-register in stores or click here to order.
 
   
Workshop: Succulent Sensation
Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Succulents are trending in popularity, and these containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose from several succulent friendly 13” low bowls. Also available, at the May 22nd workshop only, will be a birdbath option! We’ll care for your container or birdbath until you pick it up (by May 30). Container cost is $60 plus tax, Birdbath cost is $109 plus tax and includes a $79.99 ceramic birdbath. Pre-register in stores or click here to order tickets. This bowl workshop is also offered on Wednesday, May 1st.
 
 
 
Workshop: Incredible Edibles
Thursday, May 23rd, 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 workshop will put a fresh twist on your veggie patch. Come create your own fresh salsa or pizza garden. 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. This workshop provides a jumbo 27” x 12” x 10” 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). All-inclusive workshop is $40 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here to order tickets.
 
 
 
Workshop: Essential Oils for Healthy, Happy,
Well Balanced Bodies
Wednesday, May 29th, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lacking energy? Maybe anxiety is taking over your life? Or do you not have the determination or drive that you wish you had? It's time to take a look at how to naturally gain control of your life with essential oils! This class will give you great ideas and oil recommendations to jumpstart and energize your life. Plus, this is a make-it-take-it night where you can make one spray and one rollerball to take home! Door prizes and wine will be offered. All-inclusive class is $20 plus tax. Register in stores or click here to order tickets.
   
Workshop: The Essentials of Summer
Thursday, June 13th, 6:30pm
Racine Store
Learn the top oils you need this summer to survive and thrive without using any harmful chemicals or toxins on you and your family. We will teach you how to pack an essential summer survival kit to take with you on road trips, boating, camping, or any fun summer activity. Door prizes and wine will be offered. Cost for workshop is $20 plus tax and includes making two essential oil blended rollerballs to take home. Pre-register in stores or click here to order tickets.
 
 
 
Event: Classic Car Show
Sunday, June 30th, 11:00am - 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 !
 
Girls’ Event: Fairy Princess Party
Saturday, July 27th, 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, and dancing! 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 $6 each plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here to order tickets or additional lunch. Order tickets early, as this event is a sell-out every year!
 
   
Event: Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, August 10th, 6:00pm
Racine Store
Come and enjoy a quintessential farm to table dining experience in the intimate setting under the stars in the amazing setting of our beautifully decorated candlelit greenhouse with retractable roof. Feast on culinary delights made with fresh, local ingredients from our Great Lakes Farmers Market farmers and bakers. Cocktail hour will feature farm fresh appetizers and signature drinks from La Merenda Restaurant. Five course dinner expertly prepared by local award-winning chef Peter Sandroni and staff from La Merenda and Engine Company #3 in Milwaukee. Exclusive wine pairings with each course. Live music. Cost is $100 per person plus tax. Pre-register in stores or click here to order. Order tickets early – this was a sell-out event last year!
 
 
Event: Antique Tractor Show
at the Farmers Market
Sunday, August 25th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Racine Store
The Southeastern Antique Power and Collectible Society and several other antique tractor owners will be bringing their tractors and several antique farm equipment items to the market for you to see! Great activities for kids. Live music.
 
 
 
Event: Tomatomania Tasting Event
Saturday, September 7th, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Racine Store
Sample 100+ 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 and peppers! Master Gardeners from the University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticultural Program will answer all your garden questions.
 
 
         
         

 

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.

We will have container pictures on our website at milaegers.com shortly.

When you arrive for a workshop, please check in at the cashier counter. 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 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 together, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you.

If you would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us at info@milaegers.com to see if discounted pricing is available. There is no discounted pricing for the Jumbo Hanging Basket Workshops or Winter Container Workshops.

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.