The past few days have found The Bernice Garden hopping. We couldn’t be happier about that.
Thursday, April 11, was the second of our 2nd Thursday Truck Nites, and though we’re saddened by the loss of The Food Truck, hubby and I were pretty darn tickled about the tasty Thai we got from kBird Thai cart. (And we were tickled to see our friend Traci Berry helping dish it up.)
The Green Cart Deli practically had to beat people off with a stick – well, actually, people were pretty polite about waiting in line for their gourmet dogs. Santa Lucia was tossing out pizzas, and Green Cuisine, Clyde & Kiddos and the Sugar Shack were busy too.
We visited with our friends Cary and Page and Rina and Will while scarfing Tofu Pad Thai (me) and Curry Chicken (John), and over by the pizza wagon, I ran into one of my friends from high school – which just goes to show you never know who’ll you’ll run into at the Garden.
Saturday brought the Third Annual Plant & Poultry Swap, which was a great place to see peeps of the human and avian (but not marshmallow) persuasion. Precious fuzzies were tempting, but the Hardy girls, Tess and Zuzu, would’ve thought they were the cutest toys ever, so cooing and admiring, not buying had to suffice.
Running into my darling girl Kate, one of my daughter’s friends since kindergarten, was a pleasant surprise (again, magical moments happen at TBG).
Handmade Moments Jazz made it hard to leave – we’re talking one of the smoothest vocalists around. And seeing kids climbing on sculptures was an added bonus.
Sunday was the first Farmers’ Market of the season, a smashing success – and it will only get better as the season progresses. Sister Cathy and I came away with salad greens, three tomato plants – a Brandywine heirloom, a New Girl and a Better Bush – and a mint plant.
Oh, and strawberries! Delicate and local strawberries. Yum.
If you missed it, you missed out. But next week you get another chance, and the next week and the next … lovely how that works out.
But if you missed the 5 p.m. deadline today for sculpture proposals, you’ll have to wait until next year. We’re excited about the entries and can’t wait to see what new additions this year’s Sculpture Project brings.
We hope you feel the same way.
And we hope you’ll join us at the garden soon – vendor, customer, tourist. Come on down. You know you want to.