One of Ellen Fabian's well meaning friends told her Thursday that she shouldn't wear red with pink. Apparently this is frowned upon in some fashion circles.
"Too bad!" Ellen replied. But if you know Ellen, you know she said so with her big, friendly smile on her face. And Ellen has street cred in Madison when it comes to colors, she's an artist whose work is on display at the local library until the end of the month, as part of a larger exhibit, and she also has a solo show in Essex. She's been a fan of pink and red ever since she made a pink and red outfit in home economics in eighth grade.
Ellen decided to round out her red and pink ensemble Thursday with a bouquet of fresh cut flowers--including some pink and some red--from the Barberry Hill Farm, assembled and wrapped to go with the help of Kingsley Goddard, who owns the farm with his wife Kelly.
While we were there, we decided to get some advice from Kingsley on when to sign up for the farm's community shares, which usually sell out each season. He said they are considering doing a limited winter share, but they are not yet sure about that. And sign-ups for the spring and summer shares start in the middle of December. They are usually filled up before March.
The farm stand will be open through the end of the summer, and through the Fall. It will then close for a bit before opening around Christmas time for wreaths and greens.