Down On The Farm
By Rachel Meriwether
Fall is finally here again. On the farm, we are busily tidying up and mulching all sorts of things. This fall, in particular, we have also been seeding several areas with a native wildflower blend – with any luck next summer we will have some gorgeous meadow flowers to enjoy!
But what we really want to tell you about is the fabulous Farm Feast we had this fall! The last weekend of September, staff and guests alike gathered at GRP for an evening of fun, food and music in order to support our KALE program.
All the food and beverages served at the dinner were grown or produced in Henderson County and the vast majority of the offerings came from right here on the GRP Farm!
Farmer Phil and friends were up extremely early the day of the dinner to start our smoker and get the pig cooking. A small army of workers, both large and small, transformed the dining hall into a harvest hall full of flowers and gifts of the season.
Dinner time finally arrived, everyone gathered together to sing one of our GRP blessings, and the feasting began! Once we had all stuffed ourselves to bursting, everyone headed down to the gazebo where we danced the night away to the sweet sounds of the Green River Ramblers and a number of special guests.
all photos taken by Jane Izard