Pennings Farm presents special evening pairings of jazz, craft beverage and artisan fare with gardening lectures. The Twilight in the Garden series delivers a unique after-hours experience featuring live musical performances by local jazz musicians, a guided garden center, orchard or garden tour, and casual tastings of Pennings Farm Market’s passed hors d’oeuvres paired with a selection of locally crafted beers, hard ciders and wine.
Bring a friend and some curiosity about gardening. Taking place on a Wednesday evening each month, April-July from 6:30-8:30. Each monthly event will be uniquely co-hosted by a guest gardening or farming expert who will offer a personal monologue on a current gardening topic. The featured speaker will then mingle with guests to share in tasting the season’s farm-to-table nibbles and nips, and answer questions about seeding, cultivating, harvesting and everything in-between. Each session will introduce attendees to five signature and seasonal farm-to-table hors d’ouevres paired with a libation from the evenings tasting menu and a keepsake tasting glass, while listening to live musical performances by local jazz artists.
Tickets are sold in advance; $40pp + fee:
APRIL 18: Spring greenhouse tour with guest speaker Sue Adams of Mark Adam Greenhouses. Sue will present Floral Myths, Lore & Love revealing the meanings, myths and lore surrounding flowers and will present fun facts about common herbs. Discover which herbs foretold a maiden’s future husband, eased Greek students during exams, told stories that frightened folks in Roman times and floral myths surrounding perennials and herbs you'll be seeing at Pennings this spring. Jazz Beyond will perform free and straight-ahead jazz.
Upcoming Twilight in the Garden event tickets will be sold separately by date and are as follows:
MAY 2: Spring apple orchard tour featuring Steve Pennings of Pennings Farm Market and SJ Pennings of Pennings Farm Cidery. Steve will reveal the evolution on the farm from originally functioning solely as an apple orchard packing for wholesale, transitioning to a Pick Your Own and retail operation and currently combining the two operational methods to maintain sustainable practices planned to take Pennings Farm through the next quarter century. SJ will speak on the agricultural side of the orchard from pollination, to budding, to blossoming to pomme to picking to hard cider production. The Skye Jazz Trio is a mix of artists performing a variety of jazz styles at Pennings Farm Cidery alongside the apple and peach orchards.
JUNE 6: Summer greenhouse tour featuring guest speaker, Hilda Luce of Pennings Farm Garden Center. Luce will talk about the planting nuances of annuals including flower bed and container gardening offering her perspective on adding color and texture to gardens. The Hudson Valley Trio performs jazz improv among the flowers and plants in the greenhouse.
JULY 25: Summer beer garden tour and lecture on vegetable gardening. Guest speaker to be announced. Jazz Beyond will perform free and straight-ahead jazz in Pennings Farm outdoor Beer Garden.
Spend a tantalizing and educational evening enjoying local jazz, tasting thoughtfully paired hors d'ouevres and craft beverages and hearing personal accounts and anectdotes of planting and gardening by master gardeners, farmers and landscape experts at Twilight in the Garden. A 21 and older event.