Linda Sercus, the Executive Director of the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, has been looking for “green” solutions to weed control. She’s been doing some research into goats–that’s right, goats! But where to find weed-eating goats in Montclair? Well, we couldn’t. So Linda asked me if I wanted to drive out to the Hunterdon County Fair in Hunterdon Ringoes, NJ. It’s here through Sunday, August 29 – that’s today – and open till 10 p.m.
So if you are up for a road trip and want to enjoy a fun day of watching 4-H Club prize-winning rabbits, turkeys, goats, sheep, horses, cows and more (including the national touring stage show of “Beatlemania, Again” at 1 p.m.) it’s not a quick drive, but it’s definitely a fun trip. And on the way back, we stopped at the Mehlick Family Farm Stand, and stocked up on the most delicious fresh produce, homemade peach pie, and beautiful, pick-your-own zinnias and sunflowers.
Story and photos by Fran Liscio.