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Opening Weekend 2017


Opening Weekend 2017 is May 4th-7th!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9-5

Sunday 10-4

Our Antique, Vintage and Repurposed vendors will be back!  TADA will be bringing lots of new vintage finds, repurposed furniture and antiques.  Boone River Rusticks has been painting barn boards and so much more to get you excited about the spring season!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday is also the Lincoln Highway Junkathon, which is a route of Junkin’ and Antique Vendors across Boone County. Watch their Facebook page for the map and plan your route! Red Granite Farm will be a popular spot due to the wide variety of SPRING we will have available! Whether you are looking for garden art junk or junk to plant in, we are a must-stop on your route!

Red Granite Farm will have everything you need to get ready for spring. Annuals, Succulents, Herbs, and over 200 varieties of Hardy Perennials, Vines and Shrubs for your home landscape. If you’re looking for something new and different, or tried and true, we are the garden center for you!

Thanks for a great Opening Weekend!

The weather was a challenge for our Opening Weekend, but Mother’s Day weekend was beautiful and our customers came out in all kinds of weather!  Thanks so much for supporting our small business!  Not everything was ready for opening weekend, so be sure to stop back throughout the months of May and June to see new arrivals of perennials!

Hours at the farm through the end of June are Thursdays and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 9-4.

We still have a great selection of annuals, perennials, succulents, climbing vines and shrubs! Stop out to see our new selection of pottery, obelisks and more for all your garden needs.

Opening Weekend 2016


Opening Weekend 2016 FB Cover

April 29, 30th and May 1st will be Opening Weekend at Red Granite Farm for the 2016 season.  We’ll offer a huge selection of hardy perennials, unique annuals and succulents, herbs, vines, and shrubs for the landscape. New this year will be patio containers and obelisks for your garden. Vintage and Handmade vendors will be on site with lots of new treasures and unique hand painted items.


Opening Weekend!

Opening Weekend is May 1st–3rd and will feature everything you need to get your garden ready for spring. Over 200 varieties of hardy perennials. Vegetable and herb starts. A wide variety of annuals and unique succulents for your patio planters! Our vendors are sure to bring a wide variety of things to plant in or decorate your garden and home with for spring!

Spring Hours at the farm will be Thursday and Friday 9–5, and Saturday 9–4.  These will continue through the end of June.

June 13th and 14th we are part of the Vintage and Made Fair in West Des Moines. More info to come on this!

June 26th–28th we are part of Junkin’ in June—plan an entire weekend to visit RGF and our vendors along with over 20 venues of vintage and antiques in Boone, Story and Hamilton Counties!

October 2nd–4th RGF is your one stop shop for everything you need to decorate for fall—unique pumpkins, gourds, Mums, Indian Corn, bittersweet and of course, more vintage and antique vendors at the farm and on the Fall for Junk route!!

We are still planning on planting a full vegetable garden and will start vending at the North Grand Farmer’s Market in Ames when the vegetables start producing.

Farm fresh eggs are currently available at the farm, the Story City Locker in Story City, and the Gateway Express gas station on South University in Ames.

Thank you for a great 2014 season!

Another season is coming to a close at Red Granite Farm.  While the end of the season is always bittersweet, we are starting to plan for 2015 and are excited about the changes taking place!  From our family to yours, thanks for your support in 2014 and we hope you shop with us again in years to come.