WILLARD, N.Y. — Mother Nature has not been cooperative this growing season and Thursday’s forecast does not lend itself to celebrating the Juneberry at Juneberry Farm in Willard! The Juneberry Festival scheduled for June 20th has been postponed one week due to weather concerns. The Festival will now take place on Thursday, June 27th from 5 to 7 PM. Join Juneberry Farm, Seneca County CCE and Silo Mac Food Truck on the 27th. Seneca County CCE’s website has more festival information or call 315-539-9251.
“We are sorry to postpone the Festival, but given the poor weather this spring that has hampered growing conditions across upstate New York and most importantly the forecast for a steady rain this Thursday, we thought it best to delay for a week.” said CCE’s Judy Wright. “We hope people will join us on the 27th under better conditions.”
Visitors can discover recipes and information about Juneberries, sample the fruit, tour the farm, pick their own, and try Juneberry pie. The Silo Mac Food Express Food Truck will be available for dinner during the festival and Christ Episcopal Church will have a bake sale booth. Live music will also be provided as part of the Church’s Lake Country Hometown Music Series, supported by the Delavan Foundation.
Native throughout North America, Juneberries are also known as Saskatoons (primarily in Canada), shadbush, Alleghany serviceberry, and sugar pear in other parts of their range. Juneberries were staples for native North Americans and saved European settlers from scurvy. They are once again being recognized for their high nutritional value. These hardy plants are extremely cold tolerant and prefer to grow in orchards or fields that look a wilderness rather than a manicured orchard.
Visitors are asked to wear appropriate shoes for walking on potentially uneven ground, bring a lawn chair to enjoy the live music and please leave their dogs at home. For further information, contact Seneca County CCE’s Agricultural Economic Development Specialist Judy Wright at (315) 539-9251 ext. 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 100 years Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; nutrition, food safety and security, and obesity prevention; 4-H youth development, and children, youth , and families; environment and natural resources, sustainable energy and climate change; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo.
For more information about this and other programs, please contact us at 315-539-9251 or email email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County
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