Something new for Mother’s Day! We have put together a few Gourd gift baskets to make your gift giving easy and show Mom how much you care. They are available now in our Retail Store! Prices range from $25.00 – $30.00. We have a coffee lover’s basket, a patriot Mom’s basket, Honey basket, Lavender Basket and others. Here are just a few:
Today we’re sharing a little behind the scenes action in our gourd fields! These pictures show trial runs of a gourd sorter designed to help us sort our small gourds. This is somewhere around the tenth model we’ve built in the last twenty years. Most models never make it to field trials, since they end up being an idea that just didn’t work.
This particular model has doubled our sorting speed without compromising accuracy. It does show some flaws with getting the gourds out of the hoppers, however, so model number eleven might replace this one in about a week. Although this is a huge step in the right direction, we bet we can build a better one. Once we get the design flaws fixed we will have a much larger metal unit built for us.
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!
A little something interesting for your Monday morning!
These gourds spent the winter in a bin outside. We got anxious to sort and size them only to find they were all frozen together when we poured the bin out! Sights you will see only at Meadowbrooke Gourds.
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.
Right now we are offering two great sales on select Meadowbrooke bunnies!
Our retiring Kourtney line is 25% Off (while supplies last!)
These grey bunnies have a white belly and a bright colored bow. The Large Lit, Medium Tall Lit and Large Tall Lit come with an electric light. The large tall lit is approximately 26-30″ tall. Shop the Kourtney collection on clearance.
February Product of The Month: Gloria
Pre-order your Gloria bunnies today!
Available February 1st, 2013. This sale is a pre-order only sale, to qualify for sale pricing your order must be placed by February 1st, 2013.
Retail customers get 10% off. Regular retail price is $26.99.
Introducing Gloria, our new springtime bunny. Gloria is available in 3 styles, all featuring our new brown bunny head with a bright bow. The warty gourd bunnies are available in purple or orange and are about 5” in diameter. The tall brown bunny has a natural colored belly and is about 12” tall. These bunnies are excited to be added to your spring décor. They will be shipped out at the beginning of February. Purchase Gloria Here.
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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