The Black River Community in Prince Edward County celebrates Spring: May 18-19, 2019
One of the most picturesque and historic neighbourhoods in the County is home to a diverse group of farmers, artists and food producers. For two days on the May long weekend this year, more than a dozen residents are opening their properties to visitors for the first time as an organized event. Everyone is invited!
Here’s what visitors to the festival can expect:
– The return of Vicki’s Veggies! Vicki will once again be selling her famous heirloom tomato seedlings from the old “Post Office” on Morrison Point Road. (www.vickisveggies.com)
– The pARTnershop art gallery will be showing the work of several local artists, next door to Black River Cheese Store. The Telegraph Narrows band will be playing music at this location as well.
– The Black River Cheese store will have special events planned for the two-day festival—and yes, there will be ice cream!
– Three artists and one food offering will be at one location on Morrison Point Road across from Vicki’s – including Clayshapes Pottery (www.clayshapespottery.com) Keith Beaty, Photographer (www.keithbeaty.com), Painter Judy Plomer (www.judyplomer.com), and Ruth’s Canteen – offering a delicious vegetarian meatball sandwich (https://www.ruthgangbar.com/ )
– Black River B&B will be offering a unique “High Tea” experience—a talk on the history of tea will be given and artifacts will be passed around for close inspection, followed by a High Tea service that includes sandwiches and sweets and a selection of teas. (By reservation only, a week in advance, please—613 476 7346, [email protected])
– The Quinta do Conde organic farm on Cty Rd 16 is planning something special – multiple food stations showcasing food grown and harvested locally, prepared by guest chefs. Stay tuned for more details or contact Quinta do Conde for more info. (www.quintadoconde.ca)
– Visit Torild’s Barn at the far end of Morrison Point Road where a collection of local artisan goods, including weaving, quilts, woodwork, soap and more will be on display and for sale. Torild will be giving weaving demos on both days.
– Tour an organic chicken and goat farm at Morrison Point Farm, and pick up some fresh eggs and honey.
– Buy a selection of naturally raised meat, homemade jams and jellies and much more at Loyalist Farms trailer store on Cty Rd 17. http://www.loyalistjams.ca/
– Other vendors will be selling local maple syrup and jams at two other stops on the route.
Visitors to the Festival route can also drive, cycle or stroll past 19th-century dry stone walls which are in the process of being restored.
The event is free, and family and cyclist friendly. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit so many venues, all open this weekend only, as a collaborative community experience.
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For more information and photographs ready for publication, or for more in-depth interviews, please contact:
Leslie Fruman: [email protected]
Conrad Biernacki, Black River Bed and Breakfast, 613 476 7346, [email protected]
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