Monday, October 6, 2014
Heading to the Auction
So when my schedule cleared up so that I could join David on his errands that would include a stop there - well, that was one good thing. When he said it was member recognition day and there would be free pie - that's when I truly knew things were going my way last Tuesday.
So off we headed for the drive, over Massanutten and through New Market before getting onto I-81 South for Dayton. I've been on those roads 10 or 12 times by now but I still couldn't find my way without a Smartphone maps app.
The beauty of the drive through those farms is what gets me - rolling hills planted in verdant rows of corn, the dairy cows milling about waiting for the sun to warm them up, and then all the folks heading out for the day's work in their carts or on their bikes, once you're getting closer to the auction. I caught this photo of a couple who were likely also headed down there just as we started getting close.
But I'd come for the pie. There was plenty to chose from - and even though I am not a member, they were glad to serve up a slice of the coconut cream when I asked for it. (I also enjoyed a cup of the broccoli cheese soup, which was totally local - and I left a small donation since I'm not a member of the auction.)
By the way, here's a link to the Produce Auction, in case you'd like to check it out someday: