Frederick, MD — Public Plant Swap Sunday
May 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Special Thanks to: @sajawallace for submitting this event!
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The 8th annual Frederick Plant Swap takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday May 5, 2019 (rain or shine) at Camp Creek Farm, 5530 Jefferson PIKE, Frederick MD, 21703. The location is about 1 mile from the Mt Zion Rd exit off Rte 15/340, 5 miles from downtown. The owner has retired the Flea Market that used to be on the farm, but the plant swap continues. There is no admission charge, but you must bring items to swap.
Dig through your shed, garage, basement, and perennial gardens for surplus items to swap. Plants, bulbs, seedlings, seeds, garden gnomes, statuary, books, stories, tools, pots, manure, advice, homemade baked goods, eggs, and even “rustic” items. There are always 1000’s of plants, 100’s of bulbs, and an interesting assortment of gardening goodies. If you are bringing clumps of bulbs/seedlings to divide onsite, please bring small bags or similar for people to put pieces in. Smart attendees bring a basket or wagon to hold their finds as they wander. This is a swap, you must bring something. If you are new to swapping, see the comments for pictures from prior years.
Pull into the field, open your trunk, stroll around to scope out your targets, wait for the bell, and then let the trading begin. No experience or knowledge needed, this is a very laid back loose group of friendly hobbyists that meet once a year. Beginning hobbyists welcome. About 120 people attended in 2018, plus a few resident horses in adjoining fields.
No selling allowed. The event organizer is Brian Walker. Ask questions on the Facebook event so others with the same question can easily see the answer. Please do not call the owners of the farm. The swap is the first Sunday in May.
IMPORTANT—>>> Arrive at least 15 minutes before 9am for best selection. This event starts promptly with the ring of a bell and goes quickly. It will end when all items have found new homes, typically in 45 hectic minutes.
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