Cavendish Historical Society annual plant sale & book signing

CAVENDISH, Vt. – For close to 40 years, the Saturday before the 4th of July is marked by the Annual Plant Sale of the Cavendish Historical Society. On July 2, once again shoppers can purchase the best and most affordable hosta around, in addition to other perennials, including for the first time Mock Orange shrubs, herbs and even raspberry plants.

By popular demand, and in case you didn’t get around to it, “patio” tomato plants (Better Boy, Early Girl, Sweet 100s, and Brandywine) will be available for sale. These are potted and staked in five-gallon containers and can sit out on the back deck/yard/patio for easy pickings this summer. Because of the handle, you can bring them in on cold nights and probably get to October before you need to call it quits. Tomatoes are limited and were sold out by 9:30 last year so recommend getting to the sale early if you want one.

This year, there will also be a book signing of CHS’s latest publication Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History. The first children’s book ever written on Cavendish’s famous resident, the book is suitable for all ages, particularly because of the many photographs thanks to the Solzhenitsyn family.

The sale takes place on Saturday, July 2 from 8:30 to 2:30 at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, 1958 Main Street (Route 131, Cavendish VT. For more information call 802-226-7807 or e-mail

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