Friends of the Wardsboro Library

Friends of the Wardsboro Library

Copyright Friends of the Wardsboro Library Inc. Wardsboro Vermont

170 Main Street, Wardsboro, VT 05355
PO Box 137
802 896 3416           
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The Friends of the Wardsboro Library see great value in the State's passage of a bill naming their hometown Gilfeather Turnip the official State Vegetable. Wardsboro resident Mike Cooney, chair person for The Friends of the Wardsboro Library, said, “We're so proud of the Wardsboro Elementary School 5th and 6th grade students who all worked so hard to bring the Vermont Legislature's attention to this truly unique heirloom vegetable from our town. They did just great at the hearings in Montpelier. For the past 13 years, the Friends have so much fun with the Gilfeather Turnip Festival and it's been a great fundraiser for the Friends. This group owns and pays the bills for the building that houses thelibrary, so you could almost say that without this event and the crowds that it attracts to Wardsboro, there might not be a nice warm and well-lit library in our town. "

Free Gilfeather Turnip Recipe

Fluffy Gilfeather Turnip Soufflé
2 tblsp. butter / 1 tblsp. chopped onion / 3 cups Gilfeather Turnip, boiled and mashed /  1 tsp. salt  / 1/8 tsp. pepper / 1 tblsp. sugar  / pinch of cayenne pepper / 2 egg yolks, beaten, plus 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in a large pan. Add onion and sauté until a delicate brown. Remove from heat. Add turnips, salt, sugar, pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Add the beaten egg yolks. Fold in the stiff egg whites. Put into greased baking dish or soufflé dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until solid in the middle.


State Vegetable Mug Now On Sale

Get one at the Wardsboro Public Library.

Gilfeather Turnip Ornament / Pin

Handmade  in Wardsboro, VT in fine wool. Clasp pin sewn on reverse. Comes with cloth ribbon for hanging as an ornament. Approx 6" tall. Packaged in clear cello gift bag.

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In the News! Links to stories:
On Vermont Public Radio a free podcast!
In Vermont Life Magazine Spring 2017
On Food Network

The 3rd Edition of The Gilfeather Turnip Cookbook honoring the Vermont State Vegetable.

A Friends of the Wardsboro Library fundraising publication, hand bound with twig and twine, 200 pages, paperback. $20 + $5 shipping and handling. Use our easy and secure PayPal site above to buy now. Save $5 - buy one at the Library.

Size  8-1/2" by 5-1/2" - one recipe per  page. Easy to read.

Delivery by USPS

Limited number of copies available of this printing.

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