May 25, 2012

Enjoy a Morning of HerbFest

If you're thinking of arriving early at the HerbFest Country Fair, you can rest assured that there will be plenty to enjoy!

The morning opens up with James Owen leading a Gong Ceremony. What a beautiful way to kick off this event. 

At 10:00 am, the options begin. If growing herbs is your interest, then you'll want to join Terri Cousson for "How To Grow Herbs, or Here, Eat This." Terri will touch on some of the herbs that thrive in any garden, how to plant for the best harvest and how to grow the herbs you're most likely to use. Terri will share information on growing perennials, annuals, and which goes where as well as decisions about buying a plant or sowing seeds and which herbs to bring in during the winter and how do it. If cooking is more up your alley, then join Michelle Mclure for "Berries, Early Crops and Herbs." Michele will  pair herbs with berries and early veggie crops as she shares her Delectable Blueberry Borscht Soup, a new version of Strawberry Shortcake, yummy light herbal salad dressings for those early lettuce varieties, herbs with roasted fingerling potatoes and much more.

At 11:00 am you can explore more food options with Lynn Murdock and Bun Lai as they lead you on a fun & informative weed walk where they'll identify and harvest local seasonal weeds and turn them into a delicious and nutritious lunch for you to sample in "Wild Foods - from Forest to Table." Or you might choose to explore where toxins come from and how to avoid them, while having a positive impact on the earth in Our Toxic Burden: What We Can Do with Dr. Stacey Munro.

And if you're a morning attendee, be sure to leave time to enjoy the lunchtime entertainment provided by Rick Ouellette of the The Farmer Rick Band. "Farmer Rick" is real life farmer who owns and operates "Shaker Farm Market" in Enfield, CT. He and his band have been entertaining families with their own upbeat pop-rock versions of traditional children's songs as well as original songs since 1999.

Come back tomorrow to see what's happening in the afternoon! Or, you can see the entire schedule here right now

See you at the HerbFest Country Fair on June 2, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Holcomb Farm in West Granby, CT! 

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