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Stephanie Pilk

Valentine’s Eve Celebration featuring Jeremy Miranda

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Jeremy Miranda's Riverscape

Jeremy Miranda’s Riverscape

Gliding into the New Year, 2015, we are planning an afternoon of wintertime fun revolving around our love of art, chocolate and flowers: three things essential to our collective life force.

Snug Harbor ValentineThe gorgeous oil paintings by the very talented Jeremy Miranda will be on view and for sale in our shop where we’ll be serving up delicious favorites and Harbor Candy treats. Offer your Valentine an afternoon of ice skating. Warm your chilled bones by the bonfire. Scoop up bouquets of roses and sweet treats to shower over the one you love. Snug Harbor Farm in constant pursuit of inspiration!

February 13th, From 3PM to 5PM
February 14th, From 9AM to 4PM

Harbor Candy and flowers by Snug Harbor Farm, available for sale both days.

Gardens in the dead of Winter: On the road with Snug Harbor Farm

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Emily is all smiles at the garden show

Emily is all smiles at the garden show.

 

Baby, It is cold outside, for sure! But t’is the season of the Flower Show! The first of several for us happens to take place February 19 – 22 in Hartford at The Connecticut Convention Center http://www.ctflowershow.com. We look forward to this time to connect with our fans farther afield. It’s always percolating at The Snug Harbor Farm booth. Be sure to check out our gorgeous terra-cotta pots holding an exquisite collection of topiaries, succulents and the wide array of begonias we are cultivating.

If you can’t make it to Hartford in February, you will find us back at the Boston Flower & Garden Show from March 11-15. http://www.bostonflowershow.com The show circuit will end back in Connecticut for the incomparable Trade Secrets that will be held on May 16 & 17 http://tradesecretsct.com.

Otherwise, it’s always worth the journey to Snug Harbor Farm where the greenhouses are full of surprises and the Shop features delights for the home and garden from local vendors, as well as favorite products we carry from around the world.

Fairy Garden Workshop

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SHF_Fairy_GardenJoin us May 2, 2015 for a Fairy Garden Workshop and support the Center for Grieving Children.

Come to Snug Harbor Farm and create your own Fairy Garden with a wide array of plants, animals, furniture and dressings. There will be a $50 workshop fee with part of the proceeds going to the Center for Grieving Children.

There will be 2 class sessions available: 10am-2pm or 1pm-3pm Sign up early as classes are limited in size. Email Us or call us at (207) 967-2414 if you have questions, otherwise use the online form below to let us know you are planning on coming. We look forward to seeing you and the fairies do too!

We are located at:

87 Western Ave. Route 9
Kennebunk, ME 04043
shop@dev.snugharborfarm.com
(207) 967-2414

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Join the Snug Team

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We are extremely excited to be looking for some new team members, specifically for our fine gardening and landscaping crew. Many of you may not realize that not only do we offer products and design services at the Farm, but we also offer gardening and landscaping services to residential homes in the Kennebunks. We are currently looking for some quality individuals that have some experience in the world of gardening and landscaping and are willing to learn the Snug way!

If you are interested please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon. If you know someone that may be a good candidate for joining our growing team, please forward this information to them. We need to fill these spots ASAP and we would love to meet you if you think you may be a good fit. Happy Spring!

Qualifications

  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Problem solver and motivated to learn.
  • Extremely friendly and professional.
  • Pays close attention to detail.
  • Flexible spirit with a positive attitude that builds up those around them.
  • Knowledgeable in plant material identification and able to learn quickly.
  • Able to follow detailed instructions from management and customers.
  • Clean driving record.

Responsibilities

  • Daily loading and unloading of tools and equipment.
  • Selective pruning and dead-heading of plants.
  • Soil prep and plant installation.
  • Debris removal and weed management.
  • Miscellaneous tasks involving the maintenance and installation of shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals,  etc.
  • Help with maintenance of Snug Harbor grounds as needed.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in finding out more!

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Container Garden Workshop

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Containter-web-1Come join Tony and team for a Snug Harbor Farm container garden workshop on Saturday, May 23rd at Snug Harbor.

Learn about installing soil, plant selection, and all kinds of creative design ideas. If you are like most people and learn best by hands-on experience then this is a great opportunity for you. Purchase your own containers and leave with finished, planted, beautiful containers of your own to enjoy all summer long!

Email shop@dev.snugharborfarm.com or fill out the form below if you think you maybe joining us, but feel free to just join us on Saturday, May 23rd at 10am or 1pm either way.

The Birds and The Bees

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Chicken and Beekeeping Workshop

Join us Saturday June 13th to explore the worlds of beekeeping and raising chickens.
T’is the season that our thoughts have turned to the birds and the bees….(get your mind out of the gutter people!) It’s spring! Pollinators are out and about and you can harness their power and support our environment, as well as have some delicious honey.

And the birds…chickens to be precise. What in the world is more delicious than a fresh egg? Or are you interested in raising the birds for their meat? Listen and learn. At 10am, renowned beekeeper, Michael Robinson will lead a discussion about the ins and outs of all things bees.

At 1pm, our founder, Anthony Elliott, will walk you through the best breeds and methods for raising chickens in your own environment. Sign up early as class sizes are limited.

We are located at:

87 Western Ave. Route 9
Kennebunk, ME 04043
shop@dev.snugharborfarm.com
(207) 967-2414

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Whitten Studios Organic Furniture Show

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sd-stumpCome and see what Snug Harbor Farm is show casing on June 25th from 5-7pm. You will never look at a tree stump or a fallen tree branch ever the same! Local artist and rustic wood craftsman & furniture maker Steve Doe from Kennebunkport will be Snug Harbor’s featured guest. Steve will have many of his pieces on display at Snug Harbor for you to see and purchase if you happen to fall in love with one.

Steve has a few of his pieces at galleries in Brooklyn, New York and Acadia. With his woodpiles at his home location, Steve has over 100 pieces of furniture he is ready to make for anyone with a special order. His creative passion is to take a stump or a branch and make an heirloom piece of furniture that is exactly what the client wants. sd-birdhouseHis inspiration comes from the wood. As there are no two exact same pieces of wood, there are no two exact pieces of furniture Steve makes.

If you would like to learn more about Steve Doe, you can visit his Whitten Hill Studio website at www.whittenhillstudio.com.

We hope to see you soon!

 

Field To Table Floral Design Workshop

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Join us for a special Floral Design Workshop on Saturday, July 25th from 10am-1pm. The class will focus on working with materials harvested from our own flower field, as well as several other local farms, creating lush and layered tabletop bouquets. Choose from a wide array of vessels available at the Snug Harbor Farm shop or bring your own favorite. The workshop will be lead by the very talented Stephanie Pilk.

The $35 fee includes instructions, tools and botanical materials.
Space is limited. Registration closes on July 22nd. Sign up today!

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT! Check out out calendar here for more upcoming opportunities at Snug.

2015 Beth Rundquist Art Show

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By Megan Deveau

The Barn at Snug Harbor Farm feels like my parents’ kitchen the night before Thanksgiving – there’s the energy, the expectation of a party. Snug is playing host to the remarkable talent of Beth Rundquist and we are set to do her justice.

beth1Beth Rundquist is a portrait painter and fine artist who lives and works in New York City. After receiving her BA from Smith College, she went on to the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, and the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. At Snug Harbor Farm, we focused on curating a series of her still life prints and landscapes. Not only did her luscious floral prints speak to our passion for flowers and texture, but her landscape paintings of Mother’s Beach and Main Street Monhegan Island reflect the beauty of Maine from her canvas. Her soft, Sargent-esque brush strokes up against the hard lines created by her palate knife in her landscapes impart the dual natures of her subjects; while Mother’s Beach is the perfect place for families in Kennebunk, there is riptide and the high clouds that resemble cotton candy and may carry thunder too. Her work is juicy, vivacious, and real.

beth3Beth worked closely with our Creative Director, Stephanie Pilk, all afternoon prepping for the opening. Great care was put into all the details. Hours were devoted to hanging the framed art just so, dusting the walls (no small feat in a working barn), and labeling each and every piece. Beck played from portable speakers as we arranged flowers and cleaned the tables one last time. The final touches were charcuterie and bubbly.

And what a feat it was! Every moment brought new people through the doors. Some were old friends and supportive family; others were avid followers of Beth’s work. Even a sweaty pair of cyclists passing by stopped to see what the fuss was about. Whether standing side-by-side admiring Beth’s work or debating lime Rickey over Prosecco, it felt like the best that summer in Maine offers. We were saturated in what affirms the good life.

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