We’ve been enjoying the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival for 25 years, off and on. I asked mom how she found out about this annual festival while we were enjoying lunch and she said, “when you were a little girl, I loved researching free or inexpensive events that we would all enjoy.” Well, her research yielded gold since we’ve been going year after year!
Kennett Square is the Mushroom Capital of the world and we decided to eat lunch at the Kennett Square Inn first. I was happy because their mushroom soup was GF. This was my first time having mushroom soup since my diagnosis. I ordered a cup, with a Caesar salad (without the croutons) and I was in GF heaven. Mom and dad enjoyed their lunches too.
Our view from the restaurant was amazing. We watched people passing by with their bags of mushrooms, or soil with fungus to grow mushrooms. Dad and I thought that was neat. The weather was beautiful yesterday – 80 degrees with minimal humidity, and a nice breeze cooled us down as we munched. Mom, dad, and I enjoyed lunch as a family, shared some stories and laughter.
After, we walked around. I ran into Ms. Birch Tree and she agreed to two photos with me. I loved her outfit and I’m thinking I might be a baby maple tree for Halloween. I don’t think the outfit would be too hard to make. As we walked, we tried samples, and I loved the portabello mushroom jerky. It was fun just walking around.
I can’t wait ’til next years Mushroom Festival. The big 35! I’m just thankful that there are local events that we, as a family, can enjoy together. Autumn festivals are the best!