Sunday, September 8 started out with a little rain, but true to the weather forecast, the rain moved out by the time we started our festivities at the farm. We had perfect fall weather for our evening and a huge turnout of our farm community.
While it was impossible to do an exact head count, we estimate 250+ people attended. We ate grilled vegetables, cold salads, tortilla chips, multiple kinds of bread, and fabulous Woodbelly Pizza. To wash everything down? Full Barrel Beer Cooperative was pouring and Spoonful Herbals made herbed water. Oh yes, we had sweets: melons and a huge carrot cake provided by Mirabelles. Not a crumb remained.
We had music, games, speeches, introduction of the candidates for the board, and shared memories with friends. There were as many kids as there were adults. There were second generation farm members (“kids” of long time members are now joining with their families) and Intervale farmer friends and ICF staff and a few dogs, even.
If you took pictures, please feel free to send them along for our archives. I took 165 pictures in an attempt to get every face recorded at least once (groups or otherwise), but I’m sure I missed folks. We’re only 30 once so we’d like to document as much as possible!
We appreciated the efforts of our Board to prepare all the food ahead of time and help us to keep our plates full. Also thanks to Woodbelly Pizza, Mirabelles, Full Barrel Beer, All Souls Tortilleria, Spoonful Herbals, and Brett Hughes and that Bluegrass Band for their contributions to a wonderful evening.