Great news for all of our gourd crafting customers – we are working on expanding our parts/supplies area in the Retail Store. Visit us in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for raw cleaned gourds and all the supplies you need to craft them into your own unique creations!
Here are some photos of the expanded area:
Summer is almost here and that means new painting classes have been added for June & July!
Join us at the Meadowbrooke Gourds Retail Store for fun classes taught by local artist Wendy Young. No experience is necessary!
Saturday, June 22nd: Uncle Sam Birdhouse Gourd
Saturday, July 20th: Melony Crow Birdhouse Gourd
Info about Painting Classes:
Cost is $40.00 and limited to 16 people
Note: Classes will last until approximately 3pm so you are welcome to bring lunch with you.
Register by calling us at (717) 776-6029 x 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes fill up fast, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Prepayment is required. Should you need to cancel, you must notify us 3 days prior to the class or there will be no refund.
We had a such a wonderful day for our May Faire, held on May 4th! Here are a few photos of the festivities as well as a couple great shots of our brand new Retail Store! We have heard great responses to the changes so far and we’d love to hear what you think as well!
A few of our talented customer’s creations drying at the Paint-Your-Own tent
Birdhouse Gourds ready to be painted!
Beautiful Day for May Faire!
Retail Store Display
New sitting area in our Retail Store
Retail Store Entrance
We’re sending you a virtual bouquet of gourd flowers to brighten your day!
These lovely gourd blooms are available in our Retail Store. Have a great Wednesday!
Thank you so much to everyone that visited the Farm for Summer Celebration 2012. We had a great time and hope you did too! Here are a few photos from the day:
Gourds ready for the Gourd Float! A big thank you to everyone that bought them. We were able to donate $380.00 to the Big Spring Area Food Bank. The winner of the $100 and one-of-a-kind gourd was # 147 - Lori Yingst.
Inside the Oops Tent
Paintbrushes ready to go for the "Across the Pond" Painting Class
Participants were able to add their personal touch to these lit, pre-cut gourds!
Overflowing Oops Gourds
Mark your calendars for our next Open House this FALL!
Fall Open House Dates:
Sept. 28, 29
Oct. 5, 6
Oct. 12, 13
Oct. 19, 20
We’re just one week away from Memorial Day and the “unofficial” start of summer. One of our patriotic gourds is perfect for the occasion!
This is our first Uncle Sam Gourd. He was our April Product of the Month.
Uncle Sam is all decked out in red, white and blue colors with a top hat and bow. He comes with an electric light so the cut out stars on his belly will glow. He is approximately 4″-5″ wide and approximately 15″-16″ tall. Click here to purchase.
NEW! Liberty Patriotic Angel Gourds
Our new patriot angels come in 2 sizes. The small (pictured on the right) is approximately 3 1/2″ in diameter. The Medium lit (pictured on the left) comes with an electric light that shines through the star vine cut out design. Approximately 5″ in diameter. Click here to purchase.
American Flag Gourds
Available in a natural or red, our American Flag gourd is a nice way to show your American spirit! It is approx. 5″ in diameter and comes with an electric light. Click here to purchase.
We had a wonderful time this past Saturday, May 5th, for our May Faire! Here are some photos of the Paint Your Own Butterfly House Workshop and our new Spring Gourd Garland Class.
Create your own Spring Garland Class. This was our first time offering this class and we look forward to holding it again!
Elements to choose from for a spring gourd garland
Customer gourd garland creation
Customers painting their own butterfly house
Butterfly House works of art
Thanks to everyone that came out to the Farm for May Faire. It was a great day. Mark your calendars for our Summer Celebration on July 19th from 4pm- Dusk!
We always feature the works of local gourd crafters & artists in our Retail Store in Carlisle, PA! Here are just some of the creative, beautiful gourd items available now for Spring. Add a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind piece to your home!
This past weekend during our Spring Open House, we held a paint-your-own gourd eggs, birdhouse and basket workshop! Both adults and kids enjoyed being creative and we enjoyed their masterpieces! Here are some of their wonderful creations. Some of the eggs have been entered into our Kids Art Contest. (Winner will receive a gourd basket filled with goodies. Contest winners will be announced March 23rd.)
Gourd Birdhouses Galore!
Gourd Egg Creations
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Happy Friday, everyone! We’re especially in the spring spirit today because it’s the first day of our Spring Open House events for 2012, which includes paint-your-own Easter eggs, baskets and birdhouses!
Last week we posted some ideas for crafting and painting gourd Easter eggs. Now that you have your eggs, today’s post is all about creative Easter baskets. Don’t forget: we have raw gourd eggs available for sale online or stop by our Retail Store today or tomorrow (3/16 and 3/17) to paint your own. We provide all the necessary supplies.
Blooming Easter Basket:
This beautiful basket is so cheerful and easy to make. Simply hot glue faux forsythia flowers to a plastic or metal bowl. Cover a wire hanger with ribbon, shape the wire using a coffee can, and hot glue to create the handle.
This Easter Basket project is a great one to do with the kids. These “bird’s nest” baskets are made with shredded pieces of brown paper lunch bags and dictionary pages. Visit countryliving.com for the full instructions on how to create your own.
This beautiful rose basket is made from crepe paper. The bucket underneath is a simple plastic bucket made for mixing paint.
Abby Candy Dish Basket:
Our Abby Gourd Bunny is originally meant for a candy dish, however this unique gourd can be filled with any Easter treat or decoration. Just fill with Easter grass and your painted eggs for a lovely display or give as a gift!
We’d love to see your creative Easter baskets! Please share them on our Facebook page or Twitter page.