It is a busy summer at Petersham Grange. We are sponsoring a community garden and many of our gardeners are contributing produce for sale at our vendor tent at the town’s Friday Market. Bob Hayward’s new, fresh garlic has been a big hit and Nancy and Roy have been contributing lots of summer squash and cukes.
Our tent at the farmers’ market gives us a good chance to display our Grange banner and talk to folks about joining our Grange. We always set up our tent next to neighbor Jean Day who tempts us every week with delicious baked goodies and right near Sun Kim’s Korean food truck.
On July 4, we took part in our local July 4 parade with a float — and a goat. Later this month, we are organizing the Agricultural Fair portion of our local Old Home Day with judging of flowers, veggies and crafts and a chili contest that is open to all.
We will also be sending judges out to track the progress of nearly 65 gardeners who signed up for our Big Pumpkin contest. Final results will be determined on Columbus Day.
At our September meeting we will be inducting at least seven new members who have joined our Grange in the last several weeks.