Tag: Plum Grove

Tomato Taste at Plum Grove

Tomatoes will be plentiful this August at Plum Grove due to the careful tending of the Johnson County Master Gardeners. If you want a taste of sun-ripened tomatoes (and some of the goodies made from them) come on over and grab a bite.

This event is free and open to the public.


Stay tuned to this page for details on the time of the event.

Taste of Plum Grove

The men and women of the Johnson County Master Gardeners celebrate their 25th year hosting the Taste of Plum Grove. This event includes a buffet of delicious food, an open house at Plum Grove Historic Home, and the availability to purchase a recipe book of the Master Gardeners’ own historic recipes—only a few dollars a book! The Master Gardeners harvest what ingredients they can from the Kitchen Garden at Plum Grove, then supplement from their personal gardens to create a very satisfying meal.

Friendly Lucas, wife of the first Territorial Governor of Iowa, was a renowned hostess who cooked with plums, veggies, and herbs that came from the gardens of Plum Grove. Come to the Taste of Plum Grove and sample treats from historical recipes made of fresh green herbs and veggies found in gardens just like Friendly’s.

A recipe booklet of the historical recipes that will be served (plus additional delicious recipes not prepared for the event!) will be on sale.

This event is free with a $5 suggested donation.


Stay tuned for more information, including the time of the event.

Lucas Farms History Day (JCHS Activities)

Save the date for this special day (although keep an eye out for activities possibly switching to Sunday the 28th)! This yearly event boasts a festival just south of downtown Iowa City. Easily accessible, the festival includes free food, games, and much more!
Check back later for details.

Heirloom Tomato Taste at Plum Grove

Tomatoes will be plentiful this August at Plum Grove. If you want a taste of sun-ripened tomatoes (and some of the goodies made from them) come on over and grab a bite.

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August.

This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August.

This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August.

This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

Picnic at Plum Grove

All members of our community are welcome to bring a picnic meal and head to Plum Grove to bask in the beautiful scenery and pleasant company June 30th, July 28, August 28. Members of the Iowa City Historic Foodies will be present with tasty treats.

This event is free and open to the public.

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August.

This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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