Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:

Heritage Plant Sale

May 24-25, 2014 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. —  May 8, 2014 — For over 18 years, gardeners in Central New York have relied on the Heritage Plant Sale at The Farmers’ Museum for hardy, distinctive plants. This year, gardeners can get an organic jump start with seedlings of heirloom varieties of vegetables grown with organic soil and fertilizer.

Gardeners can purchase plants and cuttings from the museum’s Botanical Specimen Garden. Many of the plants on sale were propagated from hardy, well-established rootstock by Patrick MacGregor, supervisor of Thrall’s Pharmacy at the museum. Plant varieties on sale include sweet cicely, valerian, blue false indigo, trillium, and rose bushes. Heritage plants are more characteristic and make an excellent addition to any gardener’s landscape.

For a head start on vegetables, MacGregor reports, “I have started a selection of vegetables including three varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, and Long Island cheese pumpkins, the best for pumpkin pie. They’re called cheese pumpkins because they are flatter and resemble a cheese wheel.” 

The museum’s stores have many items for experienced and beginning gardeners: tools, the latest books, and seeds for heirloom varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Decorative pots and easy starter kits for flowers, herbs, and tomatoes make perfect gifts for gardeners.

The Heritage Plant Sale is held Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at The Farmers’ Museum, 5785 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY. The sale takes place outside the museum’s main entrance. Admission to the plant sale is free.

Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
May 2014