Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Farmers' Market Season Is Here!

You've waited all winter and spring, and it's finally here! On Saturday, June 7th we welcome back the Wasatch Front Farmers Market to Gardner Village for its third year. The market is held rain or shine every Saturday June 7-October 25 at Gardner Village from 9am-1pm.
This isn't just a farmers market; it's a destination that supports local entrepreneurs and the community in your backyard. With over 50 vendors, kids activities, live music, a petting zoo and much more, it's like a summer getaway close to home. With breakfast served each Saturday 9am-noon, you can roll out of bed and come right to the market. 
Kids will also love the farmers market with events such as:
  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Jump Rope Station
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Bounce House
  • Market Kids' Club, where kids can make a craft or project

The Kids' Market is the last Saturday of every month. Give your kids their own taste of what a farmers' market is like.

Each week the market features a different theme or event. Upcoming events include:
  • Fathers' Day Market Weekend
  • Red, White & Blue Pie Cook-off
  • Dunk Tank at The Market
  • Watermelon Eating Contest
  • WitchFest and Trick or Treat Market in October
View the complete schedule of events on the Gardner Village website.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Weekend at Gardner Village

Memorial Weekend is almost here, and we're getting excited for our Memorial Weekend Sale!

Tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Monday from 10am to 6pm, our paths will be lined with bargains galore from all of our shops. Enjoy the beautiful weather by strolling our paths and finding deals from all of our local shops.

Remembering Archibald Gardner:

Photo courtesy Wikipedia

As we honor our loved ones this Memorial Weekend, we can also take a minute to honor those who've shaped our state's history. Here are a few fun facts about Archibald Gardner, the early Utah pioneer who built the flour mill where Archibald's Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts are housed.

  • Archibald was born at the Garrill Mill in Scotland. This had a large influence on his life, and led him to build over 36 mills during his lifetime.
  • Archibald's built his first mill, the Brooke Mill, in Canada.
  • One of the first successful irrigation canals in Utah was built by Archibald and his brother Robert in 1850. It was later enlarged by the North Jordan Canal Company and extended into what is now Taylorsville and West Valley City.
  • Near the end of his life when Archibald was asked what he felt was his biggest contribution to society, he said it was the building of irrigation canals.
  • For two years, Archibald held the Canadian record for long distance foot racing.
  • He built the first co-op store in West Jordan.
  • Archibald had 11 wives, 48 chilldren and 270 grandchildren. Each wife was provided a separate home. 
  • While "courting" his first wife, Margaret, Archibald walked 100 miles through the snow to see her. When he began his first mill, he sent for her and they married in Canada in 1839.
  • Archibald built the flour mill at Gardner Village in 1877. Today, the building is located on the National Register of Historic Places.
We invite you to visit and discover his 1877 creation here at Gardner Village.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beginning Knitting and Crocheting Classes at Kamille's

Kamille's at Gardner Village is not only your one-stop shop for yarn and supplies for knitting and crocheting, but they also offer beginning knitting classes. To ensure each person receives the one-on-one instruction needed, these classes are generally limited to about four people.

Beginning knitting classes are best suited for those 10 years and older, and are two sessions of two hours each. They're great for those that have never knitted before, or those that haven't knitted for awhile and just want to brush up on the basics.

The first session is focused on picking out your yarn and needles and learning the basic stitch. At the beginning knitting class, you'll start with the basic knitting stitch and make a scarf. Your instructor is there the entire time to help you along the way to fix snags and other mishaps you might run into. As soon as you feel comfortable knitting on your own, you take the scarf home and finish it before the next class.

The second session is spent "casting off" the scarf, and learning the pearl stitch. If you didn't finish the scarf at home on your own time between sessions, then you can also spend the first part of session two finishing the scarf.

Once you've finished the two series beginning knitting classes, you can take other beginning classes and begin making projects, such as socks, slippers and hats.

View a complete list of classes on Kamille's website. Sit & Knits are also available, and are free when you buy your supplies at Kamille's. 


Show this blog post on your phone at Kamille's and receive a class for 50% off, as well as 10% off all class supplies. Some exclusions may apply.

Kamille's has everything you need to begin knitting or crocheting.
Kamille's is located in a historic log cabin, and the building's charm
creates a cozy setting for classes. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Gardner Village!

This month, Gardner Village turns 34 years old! To celebrate, we're having our Memorial Weekend Sale May 22-26. (We're closed on Sunday.)

Did you know you can also celebrate birthdays at Gardner Village?! Here are a few ways to celebrate your special day.

Join the Archibald's Birthday Club and receive an offer good for a free entree valid anytime during your birthday month when you and a companion dine at Archibald's Restaurant. Complete details can be found on our website. 

Patio rentals at Georgell Doll Shop are a great option to celebrate you or your child's birthday at Gardner Village. Attend a fairy tea party, and depending on the time of year, participate in a scavenger hunt around the village. Contact the Doll Shop for complete details on renting their patio for your small gathering or reserving a fairy tea party.

Naborhood Bakery has their popular Cookie College at certain times of the year, and kids ages three to 12 would  have a blast spending their birthday learning how to make and decorate their own cookie masterpiece. Visit Naborhood Bakery for complete details and schedule. Cookie College has been extended into May.

Attend a jewelry making summer camp at The Bead Farm or reserve a table for you and a group of friends to make one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. No bead making skills needed; The Bead Farm will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. 

View the complete list of events going on at Gardner Village on our website, and choose to spend your special day with us!