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Monday, May 10, 2010

Cape Cod's Best Herb Festival Is In Sandwich

You know summer is just around the corner when it's time for the Annual Green Briar Herb Festival and Plant Sale. On May 15th, 16th, and 17th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can select plants for your garden from a wide assortment of the best herbs, perennials, wildflowers, everlastings, and annuals at great prices. The Herb Festival features exhibits and demonstrations on the uses of herbs and there are craft booths and guided garden walks. Admission to the festival is free.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Herb Luncheon that will be held on Friday, May 15th with seating's at 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required to attend the luncheon and there is a small fee. The cost for members is $13 per person and for non-members, just $16 per person. Seating is limited so make your reservation early by calling 508-888-6870.

Luncheon Menu

Herbed tomato soup,
Craisin chicken salad with fruit garnish,
Bread & Butter,
Jam squares with fresh whipped cream,
Iced herb tea

We at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center look forward to this event each year so that we can purchase our herb plants. It is wonderfully gratifying to harvest herbs from your own garden to use in your kitchen. This will be the 29th year for this wonderful event.

The Green Briar Nature Center, with its' spectacular wild flower garden, is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It is located on the shores of Smiling Pool and adjacent to Briar Patch, made famous by the Thornton Burgess stories, and home of Peter Rabbit. The Briar Patch Conservation Area is 57 acres of walking trails that are open to the public. This is a must see for visitors to Sandwich and Cape Cod. The Green Briar Nature Center is located at 6 Discovery Hill Road, off of Route 6A, in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.

If you would like to become a member, applications are available on the Thornton Burgess Society website.

Jan Preus, the Innkeeper, chef, and artist in residence at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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