The Chokecherry Festival time is one week away! I still have jellies and jams to make and the barnyard to clean! Where does my time go? Here's a couple of well-kept secrets...I have a few new flavors of jams and jellies I've been testing, and I'm so excited! Side note: This picture is from the past, so the REAL date is September 16th this year!
Last year at the Festival, I had a couple of guests come to my booth searching.... When I asked if I could help them find something, they responded they had been directed to come to the Festival for the Chokecherry Wine! I laughed and asked where they received their information! When they told me, I knew this was a practical joke being played on me by a dear friend. This dear friend just happens to make his own Chokecherry Wine! Well, I coaxed him out of a bottle of his precious blend and created a new Vino Chokecherry Jelly! Ok -- let me just say, this stuff is divine! Joke is on him, because now he has to supply me with his good stuff so I can supply you! This is definitely a gourmet taste treat you will want to sit down to experience, close your eyes, and be prepared for a taste bud sensation!
Last note -- a couple of years ago, I attended a farm seminar with my husband. One of the speakers told us that less than 5% of Americans are involved in farming today. This shook my world! A life that I know and love and have so many fond memories locked away, and just a tiny fraction of people are able to experience it! The Chokecherry Festival is not housed in a lovely, state of the art building nor in a brand new ranch barn. The Festival is a "real" look at farm life and the everyday happiness and clarity that the life brings. Lay aside your normal pressures of the day and come share a day "Down on the Farm" Look to the left sidebar for the schedule -- and please come and share a wonderful day with us at the farm!