(Photo from CSA member Krossbow on Flickr)
We had our fall festival October 1st, and it took me until now to sit down and give you a tally of the results.
Due to the morning drizzle, we had to move everything into the barns. Though the rain stopped, it was still a pretty cool afternoon. Attendance was about half of what we would expect on a sunnier, warmer day.
Thank goodness those 60 or so people came, or we would have had a lot to eat by ourselves! It was a terrific pot luck. As it was, we were left with most of a keg, which we shared afterwards with the party-goers celebrating our co-worker's new baby. Thank you, Carole Grunberg, for donating the beer!
We auctioned a lot of goodies. The most popular items were 10 tickets to dance performances at the Kennedy Center, donated by Janet Cochran. We also sold eggs, homemade preserves (donated by Susan Sanders), homemade hot sauce (donated by Ray Steiner), fig trees (donated by Judy Kosovich), and canvas Clagett Farm tote bags. All told, we made $569! Not bad for a cold day. That pays for two low-income shares, and we had a great time doing it.
Throughout all of it, we were treated to the Clagett Farm String Band (Bill Humm, Sue Straney and Stan Haley). They made the whole barn feel cozy and festive.
Lesson for next year? Hope for a warmer day. And if we don't get it, serve warm mulled wine instead of beer.
Below you can see some photos of the event that were taken by CSA member Krossbow on Flickr.
Your farmer, Carrie.