Friday, 18 May 2012

Area agriculture calendar for May 20


Daily Record/Sunday News
Area agriculture calendar for May 20
Meet the Horses Day, sponsored by York County SPCA, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at South Branch Farm. Adoptable horses, as seen on Pet Finder and ycspca.org, will be shown. Family fun includes pony rides, face painting; refreshments will be available.
For more details, call Anne Wagner at 717-741-1371 or email Nicole Boyer at nboyer@ycspca.org. Rain date is June 16. Please note: Bridge on Reynolds Mill Road, between Water Street and Twin Arches Road, is closed. You must come through Jacobus, Valley Road to Reynolds Mill Road to enter South Branch Farm.
2012 City Garden Tour, sponsored by York City Recreation & Parks and The Garden Club of York, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9. The City Garden Tour features homes in the neighborhood setting of Springdale and Springettsbury Avenue in the City of York. This year's garden tour will feature ponds and great patios, community vegetable gardens, therapeutic gardens and native plants as well as the newly developed Gold Star Garden at Memorial Park Complex.
Enjoy free hors d'oeuvres prepared by the chef's of the Culinary Art Institute and wine sampling or a fresh tea prepared by the Women's Club of York. Wear your favorite garden hat and participate in the best, most creative garden hat competition.
Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at City Offices located at 101 S. George St., York. Proceeds will benefit York City Recreation & Parks and The Garden Club of York's Scholarship Fund. For more details, call York City Recreation & Parks at 717-854-1587.
Briefly noted
2012 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, offering dates and locations of the more than 100 fairs held across Pennsylvania, is available online at www.agriculture.state.pa.us.
Airville Hitchin' Rail 4-H Horse Club meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Muddy Creek Meadows Riding Stable, 699 Frosty Hill Road, Delta. Youth need to bring a notebook and a pen or pencil. 4-H horse clubs provide educational opportunities but do not provide horses or riding lessons. This and all 4-H programs are available to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18 as of Jan. 1 of the current year, regardless of ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or place of residence. For more details, contact Trisha Bowman at 717-779-8775 or muddycreekmeadows@yahoo.com.
Williams Grove Farmers Flea Market, hosted by Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, is open sunrise to 2 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting throughout the year, at Williams Grove Steam Engine Show Grounds, Williams Grove Road, Williams Grove. All vendors must have and display a current Pennsylvania sales tax license. Admission and parking are free. For details, call 717-766-4001 or e-mail wghsea@hahoo.com. For directions, visit http://wghsea.org.
Farmers Open Air Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through November at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. New and returning vendors will offer a variety of in-season fruits and vegetables, dairy products, bakery items, cut flowers and bedding plants for purchase. For details, call 717-697-9617.
The 4-H Beef Club meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the 4-H Center in West Manchester Township. The 4-H Club is open to all youths 8 to 18 years old as of January. New members are welcome. Call the Penn State Cooperative Extension of York County at 717-840-7408 for details.
Adams County Beef Producers meet the first Tuesday of each month. Membership is $20 a year and applications can be obtained through Angie Young at 717-337-3758. All interested individuals are welcome to join.
The Capital Region crop report is available weekly by e-mail only. The report is sent during the growing season and includes crop observations, pest monitoring data, timely announcements, and more. Requests should be sent to Del Voight via e-mail at dgv1@psu.edu.
To submit your organization's information to this agriculture calendar, which is published Sundays, e-mail smafnas@ydr.com; fax to 717-771-2009; or send to Area Agriculture, York Daily Record, 1891 Loucks Road, York 17408. Event information should be submitted several weeks in advance.
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