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Pickle Festival returns to Greenlawn next month

The annual Pickle Festival returns to the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn next month.

Presented by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, the Pickle Festival honors the legacy of Alexander Gardiner, who was known as Greenlawn’s pickle pioneer. Gardiner developed his own brand of pickle seeds, built processing plants and established a rail freight depot to advance the area’s thriving pickle industry.

The Pickle Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Gardiner Farm. Admission/donation is $5 and children under 12 are free.

The event features hay rides, a corn maze, the Lollipop Train, a farmers market, roasted corn, and of course, pickles in many varieties.

The John Gardiner Farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 900 Park Ave. in Greenlawn.

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