Ocean's Sprays attendance last year where they gave out samples of the Pomegranate Juice was what started me drinking it, so it is to their benefit to be there. Nice!Just so you all know, a new documentary on New Jersey cranberries will be playing in the Inn. Ocean Spray has set up a "mini-bog" (wading pool filled with water and cranberries, basically) and will be giving out Craisins, Cranergy, and little tubes of juice powder that you add to bottled water. The Festival Committee (which I'm not on, although I know it sounds like it--I just know people) is trying to bring the cranberries back to the Cranberry Festival. I haven't heard about any tours, though. Most local growers are working and don't direct market.
I was there this morning and visited the Ocean Spray booth and spoke with the friendly lady there. And I bought the book "Piney Princess" and spoke with her. There was a man there from the Historical Society who was interested in any photo's of mine, or for that matter anyone's for a possible future book on Chatsworth. He was especially interested in train photo's in and around Chatsworth.
If Plexus doesn't accept your book then you should self publish. http://www.lulu.comI too was there and the high light for me was buying the "Piney Princess" book. The author is a great person to meet, very friendly. I was astonished at the similarities between her book and mine. (if plexus accepts it) The style,drawings and emotion is incredible! I can't wait to finish it.
No matter how much good intention there is for people to have an event such as this, they always turn into some sort of flea mart. Some less than others, but still a flea mart anyway. You just have to go there and find something you feel is worth buying. With the thousands of people in that area today, I bet I was one of the handful of people that visited the preserve. That is depressing that more people don't explore what we have.I visited the festival for the first time early this morning. Stopped by Buzby's and made a few purchases and had the privledge of chatting with Marilyn Schmidt of whom I have read much about here. A wonderful sweet woman.
As for the rest of the "festival" I was rather disapointed as it was in fact very much a flea market for the most part.
The woods were dead. After Chatsworth I explored the southern end of the Preserve then down towards Jenkins and back through Oswego then over to Quaker Bridge. Only came across one vehicle, that being a bus/canoe trailer on Quaker Bridge Rd. We were both charging a sugar sand spot on a bend in the road from the opposite direction. Wasn't pretty! He helped push me out.I like how many people were charging five bucks for parking on there yards.....those people had to make some nice money that day.
Guy the woods was dead Bob and I were exploring some nice cedar swamps and didn't see a sole in the woods.....I wasn't complaining though.