Greenwood Lake Garden Center celebrates six-year anniversary and expansion

| 13 Jun 2017 | 08:30

— They once dreamed of opening a hometown garden center with an emphasis on knowledgeable and personal customer service.
And on Thursday, June 8, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined owners Stacy Lawrence-Congdon and Warren Congdon, along with members of their family, customers and friends to celebrate the six-year anniversary and expansion of the Greenwood Lake Garden and Farm Market.
'Local goods for local good'The motto of the center, which is located at 1197 Route 17A just before Windermere Avenue is "Local goods for the local good."
The owners also describe their business as a mom-and-pop operation and they explained that the Greenwood Lake Garden Center and Market strives to support, educate and nourish the Warwick Valley community.
"This is not your average garden center," said Stacy Lawrence-Congdon. "Not only do we stock a full, colorful selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs, flowering trees and shrubbery as well as a selection of fruit trees, berry bushes and more, but we do so as eco-conscious and organically as possible. Let us help supply you with all of your organic gardening needs from soil and mulch to fertilizers, pesticides and soil amendments."
The market is open seven days a week and offers a variety of American-made and locally crafted gifts, toys, lotions, candles and jewelry along with fresh-cut flowers, exotic house plants, local artwork, birdhouses, feeders, wind chimes and a wide array of home and garden decor.
Expanded marketThe expanded market also features a large selection of local raw honeys, dairy and cheeses, grass fed meats, eggs, seasonal produce, organic pastas, fresh baked goods and a wide selection of gluten free items.
"We also host a monthly "Create and Sip" evening featuring a selection of treats and sweets fresh from the market to sample as you sip on the BYO beverage of your choice while guided through the creation of your own one of a kind treasure," said Congdon. "And when you visit be sure to take a moment to stroll past our whimsical fairy garden displays."
Essential informationThe Greenwood Lake Garden Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For additional information call 595-1579.
- Roger Gavan