Award winning honey, vegetables and fruit from Friendly Crossways Retreat Center shown at the 2013 Bolton Fair in Central Massachusetts.As summer comes to an end, harvest fairs are a great opportunity to show off the organic foods produced at Friendly Crossways. The chef/owner, Mary Helan, was honored to win Best of Show with her honey this year at the Bolton Fair. She has been using her heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, pole beans, summer squash and garlic in many of the outdoor wedding receptions she has catered this summer.
Some couples plan their special event a year or two in advance, some in a more compressed time line which frequently involves a visit in the middle of the winter. We are always happily surprised by the couples who visit our Massachusetts Retreat Center when there's nothing but bare trees and winter white, yet they can so clearly see the potential for their summer or fall wedding. Here's some photos of what they may be imagining! (Wedding photos courtesy of Keegan Hobson and Daniel Turner).