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Monocacy Farm Food Festival a Success

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Oct 24 2016
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Monocacy Manor seemed like “the place to be” on September 17 as Monocacy Farm Project’s first Food Festival drew a crowd of more than 400. Festival-goers enjoyed a variety of artisan breads, wood-fire pizza, soups, coffees, ice creams and other natural foods offered by local vendors. Many of the food items highlighted produce harvested on site.

Live banjo and fiddle music provided a fun atmosphere for the day as youngsters (and the not so young) strolled among the booths where face painters, beekeepers, compost experts, candlemakers, and gardeners offered a wide selection of free activities.

Field-education activities added to the enjoyment of the day with farm tours, tractor demos, interacting with the young goats visiting from Flint Hill Farm, and Geo-Caching with the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz provided by Wildlands Conservancy.

The sisters and Monocacy Farm Project staff are very grateful to the volunteers, sponsors and festival benefactors who donated items for the basket raffle. Their generous gifts of time, talent and treasure made the day more than successful. All proceeds from the festival have been directed to support the Project.

In addition to the more than 400 guests who took in the first ever Monocacy Farm Food Fest, our sisters also enjoyed the day. Sisters Regina Ann Rokosny and Frances Marie Duncan work at the wine-tasting booth. At right, Sister Bonnie Marie Kleinschuster took her mom, Anna Kleinschuster, for a stroll around the grounds. Bottom left, Sister Roseann Velas assists youngsters at the pumpkin-painting booth. Bottom center, Sister Damian Baloga was dressed for the occasion in a farmer’s hat when Gloria Garganta accompanied her on a tour of the festivities. Bottom right, Sister Ann Marie Yenca checks out the banjo and fiddle players who set a musical backdrop for a great day outdoors.

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