Food, Farm and Sun

Text and photos by Anita Peltonen

Noon broke hot over Glynwood’s Food and Farm Day on Saturday, July 10.

But lemonade, and honey- and ricotta-tasting, helped ease the heat index. Under shade trees by the main farmhouse, children threw themselves into gunny-sack, or “no-legged” races, and … the sprinkler. Also a favorite: two rows of kids and adults lined up Virginia reel-like for a competitive egg-toss.

Walking and hayride tours of the farm circulated, too. A tomato care demo took place near the Farm Store tended by Jarret Nelson, the vegetable production manager. He also runs the farm’s Volunteer Dirt Days, scheduled for Aug. 21, Sept. 25 and Oct. 10, when the farm asks volunteers to harvest garlic, onions and beans.

And along the service road, spotted pigs demonstrated how to cool off in their water troughs, or in the mud.

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