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Thanksgiving Sale! Sat. Nov. 20 at Trinity Church

Posted 11/14/2010 12:51pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.
One-Day Thanksgiving Sale 

November 20th, 2010 10:00am - 4:00pm
at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham (same as last year)

This is the second annual season finale for White Barn Farm

Who will be there?

We will, of course, with all of our fall produce. For sure there will be plenty of winter squash (especially Butternut), potatoes, celery root, cabbage, turnips, carrots, bunches of popcorn and blue corn. There is a good chance of lettuce, spinach, parsnips, leeks, red radishes, mustard mix, arugula, cilantro, kale, and collards. Only a slight chance of broccoli, parsley, escarole, frisee, cauliflower, chard, etc. We will not have sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, or shallots.

Several other folks will be there to round out the selections!

Cook's Valley Farm will bring their own Wrentham-grown apples and lots more produce - including beets (we're all out), and possibly Brussels sprouts, something we didn't grow.

We are buying in fresh organic cranberries to sell from Cranberry Hill Farm in Plymouth. $6/one pound bag

We'll also be selling Brambly Farms eggs for all those pumkin pies :) $4.50/dozen

Franklin Honey will be there with their gorgeous honey made by the bees at White Barn Farm! They will also have beeswax, bee pollen and handmade candles, soaps, healing hand salve, lip balm, etc. I've found the soaps make wonderful gifts and started keeping a little basket of soaps around to use for last-minute gift packages. 

Our friend, Floyd, who's come to be called "the meat guy" here at the stand, will be there with his freezer-in-a-van.  He raises pork in Barre at Burnshirt Valley Farm He will be selling sausage and all different cuts of pastured pork and he'll also have grass-fed beef from his neighbor and marketing partner Dave, at Caledonia Farm

It should be a jolly atmosphere! From Sheldonville Roasters we will have fresh locally-roasted coffee beans and fresh-brewed coffee for sale (Bring your travel mug!). Phil Johnson, of Sheldonville, built his own coffee roaster and roasts coffee beans he orders in from a broker in New York. There are very good labels to tell you which are organic, fair-trade, shade-grown, support CoffeeKids, etc. These beans are roasted in 4 lb batches with the utmost care. Available as whole beans in half pound bags for $5 and one pound bags for $10. The quality and freshness are quite apparent as soon as you take your first sip.

We'll have Christmas wreaths made by our friend Sarah Elworthy of Liberty Farm in Vermont.  She is a wonderful artist, new mama, and dairy farmer's wife. Husband James will be collecting the greens from their 160 acre farm in Poultney, VT. Sarah will handmake the wreaths and adorn with decorative pine cones, berries and handtied white or burgundy ribbons. The wreaths are made on a 12 inch frame and come out to about 22 inches across. $35

As we're getting into the holiday spirit, I've also invited our friend, Nazarene, of Flowerfolk Herbs, who makes herbal face and body products in Cambridge. We plan on growing herbs for her next season. We just went to our friend's wedding where she was the bridesmaid and did all of the flowers. We received a few of her products in a party favor basket. They are beautiful and thoughtfully packaged. I thought it would be nice to have available in case anyone wants to shop for holiday gifts made by local talent!

Finally, we will have the Wrentham FOREST Committee on hand, providing information about their tree-planting group and fundraising by selling herbal hand sanitizer made by a very local herbalist, Jen Clifford. Jen also makes natural cleaning products, which will be available, too!

We can accept payment by cash or check.

Bring bags, boxes, or baskets if you've got 'em. 

It could get crowded in this cozy space, so make sure to bring some patience and good humor! Also, park carefully in the church parking lot, along 140, or in the old Center School parking area at the crossroads of 140 and 1A.

Thank you for making this such a wonderful season, everybody! It goes without saying that we could not do this without you . . .

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Tell any friends and neighbors you think would want to know :)

P.S. Anyone who has intact waxed boxes from the CSA or one-time fall produce box, you can return them at the sale. We will have a blue lobster crate outside the door to collect them. If you are not sure how to break them down, Don't! Ripped boxes can't be reused. If you are deadly bored, watch this dry, locally-made instructional video about unfolding boxes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDqhxv3344