Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Claire's and Hardwick Happenings

Greetings from Kristina...

The leaves are on the ground, the skies are gray, and the little New England houses look cozy as their owners rake and button up for winter. It is quite beautiful in that season-changing kind of way. The peepers have come and gone and now we have each other to keep us company as winter nears.

Music Notes: This Thursday October 23, we will be entertained by Town Wide Yard Sale. The band is fronted by Ben Roy and he has with him a fiddle player, a standup bass and a mandolin player.

Cooking on Main Street: New on Claire's menu is Steven's Pork and Pumpkin Stew with a Cheddar Herb Biscuit. The pork comes from Bonnieview Farm in Craftsbury, the pumpkin comes from Riverside Farm in East Hardwick, the onions and fennel come from Pete's Greens in Craftsbury and the cheddar cheese comes from the Vermont Milk Company in Hardwick. This is getting rave reviews so come try it before it's gone!

Book Notes: Don't forget that this Tuesday October 28 Claire's and the Galaxy Bookshop will be hosting a Mad Farmer poetry reading at 7:00 PM. Local farmers will be reading or reciting from Wendell Berry's fabulous book Mad Farmer Poems. So come celebrate farmers, poetry, food, neighbors, community, and the better world we'd all like to manifest. For more info you can check out the Galaxy Bookshop website at http://www.galaxybookshop.com/.

In the News: Gourmet Magazine has a story up on its website about all the cool agricultural activities happening in Hardwick. You can read it at "Hardwick Revival." Be sure to click on the link next to the story about Jasper Hill's new aging caves. Gourmet also published a story about community supported restaurants that features the Bee's Knees and Claire's, available here: "New CSAs."

That's all for now. We look forward to seeing you soon. Peace.

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