The Friends of the Wardsboro Library thank everyone who attended the Gilfeather Turnip Festival on Saturday, October 26. It was a crisp fall day and turnip shoppers were there by the hundreds to buy turnips, seeds, turnip-logo souvenirs, and to enjoy Gilfeather turnip soup and tastings. Local musicians, crafters, and farmers’ market vendors added to the fun for festival shoppers. The turnip contest was also a popular attraction, and we thank Charlie Nardozzi, author and host from Vermont Public Radio, for judging all of the Gilfeather turnip entries.
The Friends are indebted to the many area businesses whose contributions helped to offset the expenses of this successful event.
Tent sponsors included The Richards Group, Brattleboro Subaru, Greg Marcucci Plumbing and Heating, Wardsboro Country Store, Dave Wacker Logging, and Plimpton Excavating.
Food sponsors for the Turnip Café included: Brattleboro Food Co-op; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Green Mountain Orchards; Price Chopper - Brattleboro; Shaw’s - Manchester; Shaw’s - Wilmington; Walmart - Hinsdale, NH; and Westminster Cracker Company. Finally, we are very grateful to all the turnip growers who supplied turnips for the festival. By the end of the day we felt certain we had made new fans of the delicate and delicious Gilfeather turnip.
The Board of the Friends of the Wardsboro Library