Spring Fest is underway and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We are so excited to hear our customer’s responses to our brand new Retail Store. Come out and see us Friday – Sunday, March 15- 17th 10:00am –4:00pm for all the fun! Here are some photos taken earlier this morning:
25% OFF Sale in Retail Store this weekend only!
To thank you for visiting during our open house events, all regular Meadowbrooke Gourds will be 25% OFF in our Retail Store this weekend only. * Sale excludes raw gourds, Local Artists, food and crafting supplies
The Create Your Own Station is all set up and ready for customers to make their gourd creations!
Create Your Own Bunny & Paint Your Own Birdhouse, Easter Baskets & Easter Eggs.
Workshop Hours: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Information about the Create Your Own Workshop:
Paint –your-own Birdhouse, Easter Basket and Easter Eggs
Come out anytime during our store hours to paint your own design on a gourd birdhouse, basket and eggs. Cost ranges from $1.00-$12.00 and includes the gourds, paints and other supplies. All you need is your creativity! This fun activity is perfect for all ages, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. (No reservations needed.)
Create your own personally designed gourd bunny anytime during our store hours. There will be four sizes of gourds to choose from. We will provide supplies such as ribbons, paints, and a crafter to cut or wood burn your design. The fee is $7.00-$31.00 depending on the size of gourd you choose. Guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. (No reservations are needed.)
Click here for more information about our 2013 Spring Fest!
Our very popular Gourd Egg Hunt is back for 2013 and will be held as part of our Spring Fest Activities on March 16th, 2013.
Time slots are as follow:
11am-Noon • 1pm-2pm • 3pm-4pm
There will be 1-$100 and 2-$50 cash prize eggs in each hunt along with prize eggs for gourds and gourmet chocolate from Sweet Jubilee. This fun event is for all ages. New this year: Admission is one non-perishable food item per person. Sorry, no out-of-date or damaged food items will be accepted. All food will be donated to the Big Spring Area Food Bank. Each hunt is limited to 350 people and fills up quickly so pre-registration is required.
Registration will begin on March 1st. Please call 717-776-6029 or email email@example.com with egg hunt time and number in your party.
Rain Date is Sunday, March 17th
View photos of last year’s Gourd Egg Hunt here.
Read more about all the other fun Spring Fest activities being held on March 15th-18th.
We are so excited to post these photos of our newly remodeled store! At the beginning, we had a very simple plan of starting with a wall to separate our shipping area from the Retail Store. A month later after recycling every piece of cedar wood from our old props, we finished. In a way, we built our store just like we built our business. It started by taking the first step, evaluating what was accomplished, take another step etc. Many steps later it is better than you would have ever expected.
Our original goal was to do such a nice job that our customers would smile when they walked in the front door. With our Annual Egg Hunt coming up soon, we should soon know. Our bet is we will see some smiles.
For those that have visited The Meadowbrooke Farm and Retail Store in the past few months you would have noticed that we are under construction! Everyone is very excited for the plans for our production and shipping areas, as well as our retail store. We really think you will like the changes.
This is a picture of the new wall that is still under construction. The wall isn’t even done yet and little Lucy has already picked her spot. Although she is a dog, she thinks like a cat and likes to find a perch up high so that she can supervise. She does come down when it’s time to eat and for the UPS delivery person since he always carries bones.
This wall separates our shipping room from our retail space. Now Nathan will be able to enjoy his music while he ships and our customers will have a nice, quiet shopping experience. The other side of this wall is going to be a surprise!
This picture below is of our retail store under renovation. The posts and beams are the beginning of building a barn from the inside out! Normally you would place the posts and beams then add the roof and walls, however the building was built ten years ago and we are just now adding the beams. We really think all our customers will love the new store when we are done. We are getting great comments and are only 25% done!
Our gourd crop has been under snow for several weeks and we went for a walk to inspect them. We were please to find them happy as ever and starting to dry nicely. This time of year always has us anxious for spring when it’s time to gather them up. We also took along some buddies to help. The little one is Lucy – she has a great nose for rodents that may be enjoying the gourds from the bottom side. If it were up to her, we would check the field for mice everyday!
We are so thrilled to have been participants in the 2012 Claus Cause.
This effort, created and organized by 717 Studios in Carlisle, unites local businesses to raise a donation together for Project Share through sales and events. Meadowbrooke Gourds participated through our online and in-store Silent Auction and was able to donate $591.91 to Project Share. Thank you to our great customers for helping us help those in need!
The Claus Cause raised a total of $5,111.81, which it presented to Project SHARE on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Read more about the 2012 Claus Cause in The Sentinel.
Here are some photos of the one-of-a-kind gourds we auctioned off during the Silent Auction:
Thank you again to everyone that participated this holiday season!
Thank you to everyone that attended our Create Your Own Gourd Workshop held during our Winter Open House weekends!
Here are a few photos of the event.
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Join us at the Meadowbrooke Gourds Retail Store for our Black Friday SALE!! On November 23rd, we will be open from 10am – 4pm.
The first 75 customers will receive a FREE bag filled with goodies. The bags will contain various discount coupons and one lucky winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate!
We are excited to be participating in the 2012 Claus Cause, an effort that unites local businesses to raise a donation together for Project Share through sales and events.
Please support us with this cause by participating in the Meadowbrooke Gourds Silent Night Auction!
Online bidding begins on Dec. 6th and ends on Dec. 8th at 8pm. 25% of proceeds will be donated to Project Share – an organization who helps local families in need by providing food, nutrition education and much more.
Thank you for another awesome Fall Open House this past weekend! We hope you had a great time.
Here are a few photos of the Make-Your-Own Scarecrow workshop. This event (Along with our Create-Your-Own Jack, Scarecrow Head, and Green Witch) will be offered again this coming weekend! (Oct. 12-13). We hope to see you there!
Meadowbrooke Gourds Scarecrows
Dress and stuff your scarecrow
Choose from all of these jeans and overalls
Choose the shirt too! There are lots to choose from.
Give your scarecrow a handmade gourd head crafted by one of the Meadowbrooke Gourds’ crafters.
The finished gourd scarecrow!
We look forward to seeing you at this fun activity! Visit the Open House page on our website to learn more about our Fall Open House and the other activities that will be offered.