Did you miss the Greenhorns roundup last month? Listen to the NCPR story to hear what you missed.
It’s a rainy Saturday in late June. The restored Whallonsburg Grangehall looks like a carnival has come to town: above the porch, a brightly colored hand-sewn tent flaps in the wind. Inside, volunteers are busying stringing the hall with with christmas lights, wild flowers and banners.
Today the grange’s original purpose has been revived: providing farmers a place for serious discussion, community work, and good plain fun.
The farmers at today’s gathering are a mixed bunch. Some are urban farmers up from Brooklyn—identifiable by their clean fingernails and arty tattoos. Some are apprentices from nearby farms, others have traveled from Vermont, the Hudson Valley, Massachusetts, and across the North Country. (via NCPR News)
- Mixing It Up with Raucous Farmers at the Grange (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)