You probably guessed this by now: The teeming rain that will drench Verona all day Saturday has forced the postponement of both the Verona High School football team car wash fundraiser and the Farm Day celebration at Morgan’s Farm.
The car wash will now be tomorrow–Sunday, August 12–from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the driveway in front of H.B. Whitehorne Middle School. All proceeds benefit VHS football, which kicks off its 2018 season with a home night game against Caldwell on Friday, September 7.
Farm Day was conceived by John and Julie Ostering, the Verona residents who revived Morgan’s Farm as a working farm six years ago, as a way to thank the people of Verona and Cedar Grove for their support of the farm. It will now be held on Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m., although the farm stand will be open as usual on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This week’s harvest includes tomatoes, eggplant, kale, Swiss chard, peppers, string beans, squash, zucchini, garlic, leeks, basil, parsley, scallions, and onions.
On Sunday at Farm Day, Verona’s The Friendly Farmyard will be bringing a petting and pony rides, and there will be lawn games and free ice cream, popcorn and lemonade, as well as tours of the Morgan’s House museum and the farm fields, which contain a wide variety of vegetables, berries and flowers. There will also be samples of food prepared from farm produce by The Fruited Plain, a catering company owned by Verona residents Rosemary and Drew Gabbe.