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Tropical Cornucopia Farm and Garden Show
Saturday Nov. 2 and Sunday Nov. 3, 2013
10 am to 5 pm
Free admission

Did you miss out on GrowFest! but still want to get your veggie starter plants? Bee Heaven Farm will be one of the vendors at the the new Tropical Cornucopia festival (which includes a Garden & Green Marketplace) held in Homestead’s historic downtown area.

Here’s another chance to pick up a selection of tomatoes, veggies and herb seedlings for your gardens. Plus, long-awaited strawberry plant starts (they didn’t arrive in time for GrowFest!) and fruit trees.

Farmer Margie Pikarsky will also have first-harvest Redland Raised organic green beans, awesomely sweet carambolas, her own SMOKED Rachel’s Eggs, assorted dried fruits of summer, both “Local Flavors” and “Field to Feast” cookbooks which feature local farmers and recipes, and a few other goodies.

In addition to the Green Marketplace, the Tropical Cornucopia will have a variety of stunning garden exhibits, orchids and other plants for sale, eclectic entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and a historic exhibit.

The area itself is a hidden gem with a variety of interesting small shops to browse through, and plenty of nearby mom ‘n pop restaurants to pick from for a delicious lunch: Chefs on the Run, Casita Tejas, NicaMex, Royal Palm Grill, Redland Hotel’s Whistle Stop, and Mamma Mia’s. Save room for dessert at La Michoacana Paleteria, the best tropical fruit ice cream and paleta shop around, located right on Washington Avenue.

Easily-accessed via Metrobus, the busway stop is just steps away from the festival. If you choose to drive, follow the signs for event parking.

Event organized by Redland Tropical Gardens. For more information call 305-247-2016.

Location:
Homestead Historic Downtown District
on Washington Ave, 1 block east of Krome (SW 177th Ave.)
at Mowry Drive (SW 320th St.) to Miami-Dade Homestead Campus

Tropical Cornucopia

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