Through The Seasons
There is ALWAYS something growing at Thies Farm and Greenhouses, here is just a glimpse...
March through May our greenhouses are filled with a wide selection of bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials, potted plants, herbs, roses, vegetable plants, tropicals and so much more. Easter Lilies are the first item available and advance orders are accepted. More than 90 percent of our plants are grown on site and raised in our greenhouses. When plants are grown locally they tend to be healthier and stronger, making them the best choice for local home gardens. Transporting plants causes stress and weakens natural defenses therefore decreasing your chances of gardening success. Mulch, soil, pots, fertilizers, pest control and more are also available in both organic and non organic varieties. Our garden staff is always available to answer questions and offer support to ensure your positive gardening results. Gardens are much more fun when grown together and we are always there for you! Both retail locations open for the year in early April.
The month of May means BERRIES! Strawberry season is short but very very sweet! The Maryland Heights location offers a U-Pick Strawberry field and We-Pick strawberries are available at both location. Our annual Strawberry Festival is held in late May (date depends on crop yields) where tens of thousands of these mouth-watering berries move from our fields to your table. Red and black raspberries and blackberries are the next to fruit. Rhubarb, asparagus, spinach are among the other early homegrown favorites.
As summer progresses so does the homegrown harvest. You'll have to visit weekly to get the 'first picked' goodness. By early July sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, melons, peppers, eggplant and more are all ripe and ready to enjoy. Our annual Sample Day is your chance to taste the freshness and get recipe ideas before you buy! Sample Day is held in late July each year.
August is the best time to buy in bulk and begin canning some sweet summer flavor for winter savoring. Many of our best bulk values are available at this time.
Homegrown produce still fills our market through September and October. Thies Farm’s annual Watermelon Festival is held in early September at the Maryland Heights farm and is our way of holding on to that last slice of summer!
September is also a great time to refresh your flower beds for the Fall. Our full line of Hardy Mums, Asters, Flowering Kale, and Pansies add the perfect amount of autumn color and will bloom well into the cool days of fall and winter.
October is “Pumpkinland” at Thies Farm. This month long festival is assured fun for all ages. Straw mazes, slides, swings, cable gliders, wagon rides and petting zoo can be found among our 'acre of straw'. Concessions, crafts, gourds, indian corn and PUMPKINS round out this fall festival! Group rates are available with reservation only. Our Maryland Heights Location closes for the year on October 31.
The North Hanley farm market remains open through Christmas Eve. A wide selection of homegrown tastes are available in the Hanley market through December. Cabbage, brocoli, winter squash, greens, can all be had by the bushel or by the pound. Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths and garland are also available here. Group orders are accepted for churches and organizations. Price lists are available mid November and delivery is available. The North Hanley farm closes for the year on Christmas Eve. SEE YOU ALL NEXT APRIL!