Dinner on the farm
Join us for a Dinner on the Farm! Virginia from Kate's Kitchen (and the farm's matriarch) is excited to help us offer a made-from-scratch, home-cooked meal to be enjoyed at our farm stand among the flowers. The meal will include appetizers, dinner, dessert, and mocktails. A large majority of our food ingredients will be sourced locally, with some (vegetables, beef) grown right on our farm. You'll have the option to come early and u-pick flowers in a private setting. We will be hosting the dinner on Monday when we are closed to the public.
Bouquet Building & Field Tour Classes
Learn about the basics of making a fresh flower bouquet at Ankley Family Farm and enjoy fresh-baked cookies and beverages. This class will allow you to make two bouquets and refine your arranging skills over a two-hour period. We will tour the u-cut field and talk about the variety of plants that we are growing and their role in making an arrangement. We will build bouquet number 1 with step-by-step instructions and a specific recipe. For bouquet number 2, you will cut your own flowers for your bouquets and build them yourselves.
Gourd Painting Events
During Gourds Galore guests will be able to paint a "bottle" or "birdhouse" gourd and enjoy fresh-baked cookies and beverages. Each attendee will be able to choose the gourd of their dreams! We will have a quick overview on how to begin painting your gourd. Art supplies and gourds are included in the event. However, feel free to bring any additional materials you may need. We will have some inspiration and some model pieces, but feel free to bring your Pinterest ideas! The evening will be filled with laughter, fun, and creativity making Gourds Galore a great event for the whole family!
Have a group of people interested in learning more about flowers and arranging flowers? You can schedule a group event with us for you and your friends or coworkers to learn the basics of bouquet building and tour the flower field. We ask for a minimum of eight people for private classes.