Dan Penny has been a paid assistant for the Farmers’ Market for the past four years. The son of former president of MFOS, Mary Penny, Dan will be starting his freshman year at college next week. He has been an unfailingly pleasant and dependable presence at the Farmers’ Market every summer during his High School career. Lorette Pruden, Market Manager, and Maxine Baicker, board member and Market Committee chairman, presented Dan with a token of their appreciation on his last day. We will all miss Dan, and we wish him all the best as he starts this exciting next phase of his life.
It was a hot and steamy Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend, but that didn’t stop garden enthusiasts from coming out to tour the magnificent property of Montgomery Friends of Open Space President Sarah Roberts and her husband, master gardener Larry Koplik. Over 25 people followed Larry through the winding paths in meadows and woods to discover popular native and more rare flowering plants and trees. After we had our fill of flowers, we were treated to our fill of homemade lemonade, ice teas, and delicious baked goods, including shortbread, brownies, gluten free butterscotch bars, and the oh so refreshing cucumber sandwiches.
The second annual Holiday Farmers’ Market was held on December 19. It was the first really cold morning of the season, and the wind made things a bit exciting as vendors held onto their tents. The bright sun encouraged lots of shoppers to stop by for fresh organic veggies, pickles, breads and pastries, herbs, honey and woolen goods.
Thank you for considering a gift to Montgomery Friends of Open Space. Your contribution helps us to preserve the rural character of our community that we value so highly. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a special event, become a Farmers’ Market Sponsor, or direct your gift to a specific area or project.