Winter farmers market
Need a farmers market fix? The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will hold the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday featuring locally grown and produced products from pickles to honey to artisan cheeses to freshly milled grains and flours. Local chef Brenda Langton will sign copies of her “Spoonriver Cookbook.” A full list of vendors is available at www.millcityfarmersmarket.org/events/03162013-winter-market-at-the-arboretum. The winter farmers market is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Arb admission is $12 for adults, free for members and ages 12 and under. Call 952-443-1400.
Get a sneak peek at the new plant introductions filling garden centers this spring. The Minnesota State Horticultural Society is holding a fundraiser, “Spring at the Inn,” from 5 to 8 p.m. March 28, featuring a “Plant Fashion Show,” gift bags, door prizes, wine and dinner. Belinda Jensen and Bobby Jensen from KARE-TV will host the event at the Lake Elmo Inn, 3712 Layton Av. N., Lake Elmo. Tickets are $75; $70 for Horticultural Society members. For reservations, call 651-643-3601 or go to www.northerngardener.org. Deadline is March 21.
Early spring fling
Want to try something new in your yard this spring? The Spring Garden Fair has programs on native plants, beekeeping, fairy gardens, growing vegetables, landscape design and other topics, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Southshore Community Center, 5735 Country Club Rd., Shorewood. Cost is $25 and includes lunch and vendor fair. Register at www.southshore-center.org or call 952-474-7635.