Farm Day was a major success – even though it was about a million degrees. Thank you to everyone who came and partied like a farmer in the sizzling heat. A big apology to those who could not find the address (was in the original Farm Day post) and tried to contact me the day before or day of. There will always be a next time!
To kick things off, we collected flowers from all over the place. Here is Sammy arranging the goods.
We had a ton of games and fun things to do for the kids.
We hypnotized 2 chickens. Look a the bird just laying there! I can’t tell you how many parents asked if this would work on their kids…
There were hayrides galore and, while kids were waiting, we had a bona fide 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Kirby, reading to the kids!
Jen Carson helped kids and adults produce confection magic with the cake decorating activity. Brown velvet is the ‘new black’ in the cake world! And look at those crystallized rose petals. There were some kids eating those like potato chips – sorry about the ensuing sugar high.
Bill Flemer kept us all entertained with the baddest bluegrass around. Though it was too hot to dance, people sat and watched while drinking Emily’s refreshing teas and waters.
As usual, we had vegetables and meat for sale, but this time, we also had cheese, pork, wine and charcuterie tastings. All from the farm or local!
Steve’s pulled pork was to die for (recipe will be posted shortly, after Steve can define “winging it”). And the ‘lardo on crostini’, despite the name, disappeared before the plate was set down! Many, many compliments on the cheese as well. Bob, Michel and Lisa (and guest star Gayl) were busy all day sampling.
The crew worked so hard and I know answered a lot of questions. Here are some of the dedicated farmers – ready to take a break after a long, hot day!
And so were we, but we were so happy for the interest and excitement of everyone who came.
We did have an ‘after party’, but at the request of all farm employees, those pictures will not be published!
Happy 4th and I will be posting more pics from farm day (especially from Veggieland) next time.