Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gardner Village Farmers' Market Grand Opening!

Welcome back! 

Yes, the Gardner Village Farmers’ Market has finally returned for the 2013 season.

We will open at 9:00 a.m. THIS Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Gardner Village!

Every Saturday enjoy live music, fresh produce, arts and crafts, and much more!

There is something for everyone at the 
Gardner Village Farmers’ Market!  


The early season produce you can expect this Saturday are locally grown lettuces, radishes, zucchinis, beets, chard, kale and vegetable starts!


Don’t forget to enjoy 
“The Original Farmers’ Market Pancake Breakfast!”  from 8am-12pm.



       Be sure to visit the Information Booth at the Market on Saturday and enter to win:
a 4-Pack ticket package from Cowabunga Bay
 a Beach Cruiser Bike
 or a Wasatch Front Farmers’ Market Basket! 

At 1p.m., we will be serving Free Birthday Cake to celebrate our 2nd Birthday at Gardner Village!
 (while supplies last)

Even better... how about 

Win 2 free Farmers Market breakfasts!

Comment here with what you are most looking forward to at the Farmers' Market at Gardner Village this summer!

Be sure to include your first and last name in your comment. Our favorite comment wins!

We will announce the winner on 
Monday, June 3, 2013.



Courtney Stout!

You won 2 free Farmers Market breakfasts! 
Please email 
in the next 3 days to claim your prize! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

 We LOVE   

fried green tomatoes


 Archibald's Restaurant!



 We're sure you'll love them too!

And here's another thing to love...

The recipe is as simple as 1-2-3!

1. Start with green tomatoes, (these are truly just green tomatoes that have not turned red and not a special type, who knew?). Slice tomatoes in 1/2 inch slices & coat with flour.

2. Dip sliced tomatoes in buttermilk, and bread them with panko bread crumbs.   

3. Deep fry for 4 minutes in fryer or cook in frying pan and turn when golden brown.   

These delicious appetizers are best served with Fried Green Tomato Sauce.    
 To make it, just mix equal amounts of ranch dressing and Pace Picante Sauce.  


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Celebrating 33 years of memories

This month we’re celebrating our 33rd birthday!

How much do you know about Gardner Village? Here’s a little bit of our history....

Our flour mill was originally constructed by Archibald Gardner in 1877.

He was one of the early pioneers to cross the plains with the Mormon pioneers and the mill helped sustain life in the town.

Archibald left Utah in 1882, and the mill was eventually deserted.

In 1979, Nancy Long bought the mill with
the intention of turning it into a house.

She purchased the mill when she learned it was going to be used for fire practice and burned to the ground.

Nancy decided to turn the mill into a furniture store because of her retail experience.

Gardner Village officially opened in 1980 when Nancy Long opened Country Furniture & Gifts inside the historic flour mill.

She envisioned shops opening around her furniture store to recreate a village.

She slowly began moving historie buildings to the Gardner property to make this dream a reality!

Since then, many great changes have been made!

The flour mill has since split into Archibald’s Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts.

Today, there are more than 22 shops that line the bricked pathways of Gardner Village.

We're grateful for all the hard work that has been done during our 33 years in business!

Here's to many more years of fun!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lunchlady Peanut Butter Bars

Mmmm this is one DELICIOUS treat! Lunchlady peanut butter bars are soo good! 

They are definitely one of our favorites at Gardner Village.

Here's the recipe!


3/4 c. butter softened
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. water
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1-1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt


1-1/4 c. milk chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c. creamy peanut buter


In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. 
Spread into a greased 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chips and peanut butter, stir until smoother. Pour over warm bars, spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen. Enjoy! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Shopping in Singapore

Bill, owner of Plum Dandy and The Posh Peddler, recently traveled to Singapore and came back with great stories!

Here's what he had to share:

At Plum Dandy and The Posh Peddler we actually go out and travel the world in search of new and exciting clothing, then we bring it back here to Gardner Village for you to enjoy.

This year we decided to try and look some place new... Singapore. A small country about half the size of the Salt Lake valley but packed with 5 1/2 million people.

The city itself is almost one giant 8 story mall and you can travel through the underground malls for several miles without ever walking above ground.

So much of what we found was either too expensive or built for people much smaller than here in the US. 

Some of our fun finds were Levi 501 jeans at 110 US dollars, dress shops that only had one dress in two colors for 1100 US dollars each.

One shop only had black clothes and most dresses sold for 1100 to 1800 dollars US.  

In many of the shops you had to wait in lines of a hundred or more for your turn to shop.

Makes you glad you have a place like
Gardner Village,
where we make it fun to shop!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fun Fabrics at Pine Needles

Polka Dots by Riley Blake Designs (available in 3 sizes)


 Who doesn't love to buy the latest 
and greatest fabrics?

Holly, from Pine Needles at Gardner Village, shared some of her favorite 
basic fabric lines!


Chevrons by Riley Blake Designs (available in 3 sizes)

 Fun and trendy prints catch our eye,
but sometimes we need some
"basics" for the perfect project.

 Not to mention fill our stashes!

Diamonds by Michael Miller Fabrics

Pine Needles carries 


fabric lines for every project


Stitch Circles by Michael Miller Fabrics

Pine Needles wants to help fill your stash with a...

 WIN a bundle of basic fabrics when you comment here with what you'd make with your new fabric. Our favorite answer wins!

The bundle will contain 12 different fabrics 
(retail value of $36).

Remember to include your first and last name in your comment.

We'll announce the winner on  Fri., May 17, 20
Congrats Angela Evans!
You won the bundle of fabrics from Pine  Needles!
Please email in the next three days to claim your prize! 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gardening Tips from Aunt Elsie's

Isn't May a wonderful time of year? 

Denise, owner of Aunt Elsie's at Gardner Village, shared some great yard and garden ideas we wanted to tell you about! 

How do you feel about birdhouses? 

Charming, simple, and inviting to birds! 
They'll keep harmful insects out of your garden. 

Having ant problems?
Mix equal amounts of water and white vinegar and spray where they're not welcome.

Ever found aphids on your roses?

Clean them off by mixing 2 tbs of dish soap with 1 gal of water and spraying the leaves until soaked. 
Wait 15 minutes and rinse with water.  

Aunt Elsie's also has darling signs and art for 
your home and yard!

Have any unwelcome bunnies in your yard?

If rabbits are making a meal of your garden, use vinegar soaked rags around vegetables to keep them and other four-legged creatures away. 

Resoak every 7-10 days. 

And to celebrate Mother's Day this May...


The first three customers at Aunt Elsie's get a FREE piece of yard art when they mention this post!