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General News · 15th October 2009
The Harvest Festival Committee would love to send 100 bushel baskets full of vegetables to all of the people who showed up and helped us to make the 4th annual harvest festival an amazing day!
To all of the people who entered the blue ribbon contests! To all of our singers: Leah, Angelica, Alma and Ruby, Hannu, Tanya, Steve, Liz and Mary Claire, Sarah and Leonard, the McKenty’s for the contra dancing, Laural Bohart for the beautiful harp, Danny for running to get your ride on lawn mower, Sten and Frank for helping set up the tents, Conrad, Chris, Frank, Christa and Daveed for the demos, Mary and Leah for the kid’s games, Liz for the adult games, the Sunset for the PA system, Sean and John for the technical support, Yvonne for the work at the blue ribbon table, the Woolie ladies: Jan, Gail, Joy, Ayami and Brig, FOCI, Sarah and Norberto, Mark Vannesh for MC-ing, Phil and Su for amazing oysters, Bill, Mary Claire, Katy, and Jono for the amazing apple juice, Karen and Lovena for being there, where we needed you, Kathy and Hardy, Lovena and Ryan, Thrifty Foods, Jan and Frank, and the Oyster Festival for the use of the tents, the judges: Sten, Elinore, Penny, Claude, Marc, Suzanne, Ted, Susie, Gordon and Charlene, the Linnaea Garden Students for going above and beyond. A special thank you to Frank Curtis for helping us pull it all off, we really couldn’t do it without you!! If I’ve forgotten you, I am sorry, but thank you nonetheless! Most of all thank you for this amazing earth that supports and feeds so many and all of you who came to share the day and the abundance of the harvest with us!

The blue ribbon winners of the 2009 Harvest Festival are:
Heaviest Beet: Adam
Longest Carrot: Graham
Heaviest Tomato: Frank
Heaviest Onion: Adam
Picture Perfect Apple: Jan and Brent
Picture Perfect Pear: Brent
Biggest Squash: Zuzanna
Most Fairy Tale like Pumpkin: Cris
Animal Critter: Ceiba and Maria
Best Jam: Elinore
Best Jelly: Joy
Best Cucumber Pickles: Lovena
Best other Pickles: Frank
Best Chutney: Liz
Best Pie: Tzeporah