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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Make it a Country Bumpkin Weekend

If you are looking for an enjoyable way to find out who is producing the best locally grown products the old-fashion way, attend one of the many country fairs taking place across New England. These annual events, mainly in rural, agricultural communities were established for farmers to trade and display their crops and livestock, which expanded into a harvest-themed celebration still carried out today.

The atmosphere of the fairs, although festive, brings together a group of tight-knit and intuitive farmers that are still passionate about their profession. This is a great opportunity to experience and discover specialty growers and trades, from beekeeping, known as apiculture to viticulture and viniculture (grape-growing and wine-making). Wander through the many booths and immerse yourself in the days of farming and self-sustainability. Go to a pancake breakfast or a fair supper and chime in on the weather. A country fair is an impressive experience for children, filled with tradition and fresh air.

One particular fair that starts tomorrow, August 21st and runs until Saturday, August 22nd is the 247th Hardwick Community Fair. Visit to find out more particulars about this fair that dates back to 1762. Visit the same website mentioned in yesterday’s blog, and put ‘fairs’ as your search term and you can pick and choose your community of choice.

In the words of Samuel Johnson, “Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.”

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