Dogs, ponies and culture at Greenbank Farm on Sunday, August 17

Posted in Culinary, Literary, Member News, Winery

August 13, 2014

The summer just keeps on getting better at Greenbank Farm!

The Farm will host a “Dog & Pony Show” from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, coordinated by Jerry and Connie Lloyd, to highlight their merry band of friends, dogs and horses. Cassi Anderson and her always popular disc dogs will be on hand to flaunt their aerobatics. There will be over a dozen dogs competing in an agility course. And equestrians will demonstrate a few quadrille exercises in addition to performing in a medieval promenade. (FREE and very family friendly!)

Inside the big barn, local authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O’Mahoney, and Mary Richardson will offer presentations about their book, “Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land.”

“The beauty and ineffable spirit of Whidbey Island engenders deep feelings of connection and protectiveness in its people,” O’Mahoney said. “For generations, its bounteous possibilities have inspired imaginations and motivated many variations of interaction between people and place.” Their book explores how this has shown up.

Beginning at 1 p.m. they will read selections from their work, answer questions from the audience, and share ideas about moving forward. The reading is free, with proceeds from book sales going to support both the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Greenbank Farm.

Simultaneously, the Farm shop will offer their traditional tastes of local wines, but will add opportunities to taste pairings of wine and local cheese. This is a new way in which the Farm is highlighting local producers and growers. Wine tastes are $1 each, wine/cheese pairings are $3 each.

Galleries, shops and café will all be open as well, and the trails are ever-present, waiting for you to spend time with them.

For more information, contact us at gbfarm@greenbank.com.

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