Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC – The cool, damp weather that has settled on Cary this Spring continued for Herbfest 2013. But the chilly wind did not dampen spirits at Page-Walker for the most successful and interesting celebration of culinary gardening yet.
For 2013, HerbFest, presented by Friends of Page-Walker, had many more specialty herb growers than in previous years. There were still booths with pottery, birdhouses and other garden accoutrements, but the variety of herbs for sale was impressive – Orange Mint, Chervil, Wormwood, half a dozen types of basil. Lots of good stuff for the NC gardener.
Also impressive was the appearance of Brent Miller, President of the Friends, as the Butterfly Lady. The original Butterfly Lady had to cancel, so Brent donned the straw hat. After a brief discussion of butterflies in front of Frank Page’s old smokehouse, Brent released a box of butterflies to the delight of children and adults.
Food and events coverage on CaryCitizen is sponsored in part by Morrisville’s East Meets West Festival, Saturday May 18, 2013.