Innisfree Music Fest 2017- Local Music, Food, and “Friend-Raising” Fun!

Come enjoy the Innisfree experience!

Please join us at Innisfree Music Fest 2017 for an
afternoon of live music, mirth and merriment, and “friendraising.”

· Local bands · Family friendly · Food and wine · Picnics welcome
· Raffle for Innisfree Handcrafted items · Tours of Innisfree

Band Schedule:

· Warmed Over Boys – acoustic folk – 12:00pm
· Grainneog – irish pub music – 1:15pm
· Holy Smokes! – “Grateful” reggae – 2:30pm
· Cathy Elly – kids’ sing along – 3:30pm
· Coalie Stokes – funky soul dance – 4:00pm

Food and Wine:

· Mobilee Delicious
· Two Brothers Southwestern Grill
· Glass House Winery

(indoors if raining)
(no pets please)

Art class year in review

We’ve changed a lot in 2016! Here are a few of our major milestones

  • We started the official Art Workstation in April
  • 20 people participate in the art program once a week- several people participate multiple times per week
  • We participated in the City Space art show for the first time!
  • Mosaics became incorporated into our weekly routine
  • The second annual Herb Garden/Art Studio calendar collaboration happened with great success!
  • We sold our items at the Open House for the first time- also with great success!
  • We incorporated printmaking into 3 art periods per week
  • Art projects were incorporated into a couple of our village/community events
  • We even started a new art group- a “Nature Art” focusing on all the ways we can participate in our natural environment to make art!


Innisfree Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 3rd 2016


There will be crafts for sale from our weavery, bakery, woodshop, pottery, art class, and gardens. Plus children’s activities, tours of the village, refreshments, workshops, and more!

Register for our wreath-making workshop!

1:30 PM – $40 (includes all materials) – advance registration required! E-mail [email protected] to register or for more information or directions


Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes


If you are a lucky member of the Innisfree Veggie Garden CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, you are receiving tons of tomatoes this week. It may seem overwhelming, at first… but, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are so many wonderful things you can do with this fruit (yes – it is a fruit, technically not a vegetable). Here are a few ideas (for further details, click the links please):

  1. dehydrate them. One does not technically need a dehydrator to do so, it can be done in the oven at a low temperature.
  2. make some veggie stew or ratatouille for supper. This option also involves using some of your provided onions, eggplant, and summer squash. 🙂

  3. make some homemade tomato soup (and freeze it for those cold winter days).

  4. make some very simple tomato salad. I just chop tomato, shred some basil (which is also coming in your CSA), mince some garlic, and mix with olive oil and salt and pepper. Ta da!

  5. add sliced tomato to one of the garden’s homemade frozen pizzas (available in the Pasture Fence freezers). It tastes awesome. I also recommend adding some dried or fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, and basil. Yum!!!

Good luck with your tomato-y mission.  If you do have trouble using up your red fruits, please just distribute them to the compost pile.  Bon appetit!