Palm Sunday was breezy for the Picket Fence Creamery’s April event, the Sunday Sampler, and many of the usual vendors as well as a few new ones were displaying wholesome wares.
With store shelves stocked with foods produced by more than 100 Iowa families and family corporations, the creamery offered new lines this month of their own white cheddar taco cheese curds and Brewer Family Farms beef sticks.
Don Wirth of rural Boone County was stoking the fire and demonstrating the ancient art of maple syrup making.
Auster’s bluster drowned out Wirth’s voice on ThePerryNews.com’s video clip as he explained that 40 gallons of say yield 1 gallon of syrup.
Wirth also said this year’s mild winter meant he tapped his 28 trees about two weeks earlier than usual.
Troy and Melaine Janssen of Woodward were on hand to promote the 2017 Woodward Friends & Neighbors Day set for June 2-3.
“There’s new things every year,” Troy said, “just like here at Picket Fence.”
Along with sampling a generous selection of Iowa foods and wines, visitors could meet the calves and enjoy ice cream cones. The next Sunday Sampler is May 7.