Wow! Where has the Summer gone….and only 6 weeks until the opening day of out 10th year of the Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Fest. We have been busy this past month hosting a variety of events on the farm.
The Summer started off with a graduation celebrate – congratulations to the Wheatland-Chili Class of 2010!
The next weekend brought in Christmas tree farmers from across New York and neighboring states. Some came as far as Las Vegas. Over 200 people attended this two-day meeting of the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York where we shared ideas and learned the newest practices on growing the highest quality Christmas trees.
We then moved on to welcoming Stokoe family members from New York, California, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Connecticut. A Stokoe reunion has not been held since 1923 so there was a lot to catch up on! We renewed old connections, made new ones and we all celebrated the 200th year of Thomas Stokoe’s journey to the United States from England.