Quincy, IL News - Journal930.com
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Thursday, Nov 26, 2015

Locally-grown Herb Fest to take place again this year

1 year, 5 months ago by

Event will include produce, herbs, gardening tips and info on sustainable living

The 2nd annual Locally-Grown Herb Fest is happening June 20th & 21st at Four Winds Farm, 3729 N. 36th Street in Quincy, IL. This family event is sponsored by the Muddy River Herb Guild; with support from the Tri-State Local Food Network and the U of I Extension Master Gardeners. The festival will include locally-grown and locally-made produce; herbs, herb-related products and more!  Activities include: music, food by Maine Course restaurant’s food cart, vendor booths, educational demonstrations, gardening tips, “ask a Master Gardener” your gardening problem, guided tours of the Four Winds Farm theme gardens; plus time to relax and enjoy the scenery. The festival offers a time to learn more about herbs, gardening and sustainable living.

Admission is free: donations will be gratefully accepted. Meals, snacks, beverages and will be sold. Grab your lawn chair and please carpool. Parking is limited.

Festival Events Include:

Friday, 5 - 9pm: Social evening with light musical entertainment & vendor booths

  • Great local musicians
  • Vendors and exhibitors
  • Tours of the theme gardens
  • Children’s activities in the butterfly, sensory fairy garden areas
  • Family-friendly supper, snacks and wind by the Maine Course Restaurant’s food cart.

Saturday, 9am-4pm: Locally Grown-Locally Good, Educational Herb Festival

  • Vendors and exhibitors thru the day.
  • Inter-active tours & tips including:
    • Herb information: culinary,  medicinal and wild edible
    • IHA certified “Herb of the Year” garden
    • Children's sensory gardens
    • Herbal theme gardens
    • Sustainable-living features: composting, mulch and watering demos and explanation, wind turbine, organic gardening techniques and more.
    • Whimsical education center and the “hidden critters” mural
  • Presenter demonstrations at appointed times through the day
  • Children’s activities in the butterfly, sensory fairy garden areas
  • Family-friendly meals the whole time from the Maine Course Restaurant’s food cart.