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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Making the ol' gal earn her keep

Well, both ol' gals if you include me :)

My son Joshua has helped me set up "Pearl" at the Farmer's market on Tuesday mornings.  I sell jams and other preserves for the Thornton Burgess Society to benefit Green Briar Nature Center.  Some of you may know that I worked in their jam kitchen.  What a treat!  The kitchen dates back to the early 20th century and many of the recipes are from the first proprietor, Ida Putnam.

Photo by Eric Hurwitz

Thornton Burgess, a naturalist, conservationist and author of many children's stories including Peter Rabbit and his friends, used to visit Green Briar to deliver the mail.  The animals he observed along the way inspired him to write his children's stories.  Today, the Thornton Burgess Society owns the property operates natural history education programs for children and adults.  The jams help fund their mission.

Pearl was a big hit at the Farmer's market!  Many folks came over just to take a peek inside.  Under her pink and white canopy is the perfect place to spread out vintage linens and sell Apple Pie Jam, and Martha's Mustard pickles, and Sun cooked Strawberries...... YUM!