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
- Enjoy the day with your family and friends!
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.
Frost-Free Plants in a Spring Garden Bowl Workshop
Thursday, March 30th6:00pm
Sunday, April 2nd10:00am and 11:00am
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. Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $38 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.
Spring Fashion Show - The Time Of Your Life
Saturday, April 1st at the Sturtevant Store
Saturday, April 15th at the Racine 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. Continuous shuttle available from the Sturtevant Municipal Building, just four blocks north of Milaeger’s (Sturtevant show only.) Purchase your tickets at both stores; call 262-886-2117 or 262-639-2040; or order online below. Plan ahead!!! Order a box lunch for just $12 plus tax and have a relaxing lunch in our greenhouse before the show. See website for more details.
Greens to Grow Program
April 1st, onward
“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. Check our website for the list of varieties we are growing for 2023.
Kids’ Event - Visit with Easter Bunny and Planting
Saturday, April 8th
10:30am – 12:00pm
Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! Visit the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! So bring your camera and capture memories of your kids with the Easter Bunny! Cost for event is $10 plus tax which includes planting a pansy basket. Pre-register in stores or online.
Spring Wall Pocket Workshop
Saturday, April 8th
Join us at Milaeger's for our Spring Wall Pocket Workshop. We will be designing a wall pocket with a designer mix of flowers,foliage, ribbon and butterflies. (4 color options to choose from) The cost is $44.99 which includes all materials and instruction. Mimosas will be served to get your creative juices flowing.
Jumbo Hanging Garden Basket Workshop
Multiple dates and times available
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!
Metabolic Makeover Workshop
Monday, April 17th
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.
Ready, set, grow! Milaeger’s Spring Open House
Thursday, April 20th - Sunday, April 30th
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!
Best Rewards Customer Appreciation Day
Thursday, April 20th
All day (refreshments served from 3:00pm to 7:00pm)
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!
RSVP below or in store if you plan to attend during these hours.
Reclaim Your Health Event
Saturday, April 22nd
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Racine Expo House
We are so excited that doTERRA is coming to Milaeger’s greenhouses! If you’re feeling stressed, not sleeping well, or just stuck in a cycle of poor habits – it’s time to Reclaim Your Health! And we have just the perfect natural tools to support you on your wellness journey! Learn how to feel energized and motivated, boost your metabolism, get that restorative sleep, better mood management, and less aches and pains! Learn from the experts directly from doTERRA corporate and our local team. Your $10 ticket includes a free rollerball for easing stress and overwhelm, a chance to win exclusive door prizes, refreshments and mimosas, and so much more! Come and enjoy the beauty of the greenhouse while we inspire and educate you on how to live your best life! Get your $10 ticket below.
Natural Solutions for Energy and Emotional Balance
Monday, April 24th
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!
Natural Cone Planter or London Basket Workshops
Tuesday, April 25th
5:30pm and 6:30pm
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 seven 5” specialty plants; $60 plus tax. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or online.
Window Box or Cradle Planter Workshops
Wednesday, April 26th
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.
Pamela Crawford Living Wall
Wednesday, May 3rd
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.
Succulent Sensations Bowl
Thursday, May 4th
5:30pm and 6:30pm
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.
A Mother’s Day Mixed Garden Pot for Mom
Saturday, May 6th
9:00 and 10:00am
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
Tuesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 11th
5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm and 6:30pm
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 seven specialty 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.
The Good Cook’s Garden Workshop
Tuesday, May 16th
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 $62 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.
Moss Turtle with Succulent Shell
Thursday, May 18th
5:30pm and 6:30pm
This adorable moss turtle has seven holes for planting on its back. After you fill the turtle with provided soil, you can select seven 2” succulents to make an interesting arrangement on the “shell”. This is a make it, take it project, which means that you take your turtle home with you after the workshop. Place it on a plate and put it in a sunny window until the weather warms—possibly the end of May. Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $55. Pre-registration is required.
Vintage Veggie Fest
Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 28st
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, see our website.
Classic Car Show – Free Event!
Sunday, June 25th
Racine Store during the Great Lakes Farmers Market
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!
Saturday, July 29th
10:00am - 2:00pm
This Event is a Celebration of Outdoor Cooking! Come and meet grilling enthusiasts while you sample pork and chicken sliders, pepper poppers, queso bowls, cherry cheesecake, and more—all made on assorted deluxe Traegers. $25 ticket includes food samples made on the grills, a voucher for a free glass of wine or beer (additional beverages available for purchase), free gifts, store-wide discount coupons, a $10 Gift Card, and a chance at great prizes. Kids under 12 are free with purchase of two $25 tickets. It’s a great way to learn about more ways to enjoy your Traeger grill, and a perfect opportunity to find the perfect grill for year round cooking. Register in stores or online. Check back here as more exciting information is released.
Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, September 9th
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 Braise 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 one week prior to the event, 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 and Young. Cost for this most remarkable dinner event is $135 per person plus tax and is non-refundable after September 1st. Accommodations are available for groups to sit together, and seating will be assigned in order of the reservations.
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 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 would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.