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July 28, 2014
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Those little touches

photo by Keith Sirchio

By Isabel Braverman

Entering into adulthood means many things, but one thing really stands out—your friends start to get married. That being the case, in the past few months I’ve been to two weddings. The first was in late August and was for my good friend and neighbor Raye Levine (I was also a bridesmaid). The second, in October, was my boyfriend’s sister, Megan Gorzynski. These weddings were not only beautiful but also had that something special, something I’ll call the “little touches.” Even though both women now live in other places, they returned home to take advantage of all that our area has to offer, from the farms to the river.

Farm-fresh food
Megan’s wedding reception was held at the Settler’s Inn in Hawley, PA. Megan’s father is John Gorzynski of Gorzynski Ornery Farm in Cochecton Center, NY, which sells its veggies and fruit to Settlers, and so they have had a long-standing relationship with the inn. All the food at the reception was provided by the Gorzynski farm and was cooked by the Settler’s chefs. This included greens, mashed potatoes and an assortment of pork that was from the little piggies that were raised on the farm. Some of the food was displayed in wooden crates that have been a part of the farm for many years. To say the least, it was delicious, and I totally pigged out (pun intended).

Homemade wedding favors
The wedding favors at Megan’s wedding were jars of jam homemade by her mom, Sue. Days before the wedding, we formed an assembly line of sorts at the Gorzynski home and dressed up the jars by adding square pieces of fabric to the top, tied down with ribbon. Then, a tiny toy pig was glued on top, along with a tag that said, “Thank you for jammin’ with Eric and Megan Schwab.” These provided a funny and special touch for the guests to take home.