To celebrate Flanders Nature Center’s first beginnings as a working farm, the Art Committee of Flanders will host a 1920’s themed Farm Tea.
To celebrate her accomplishments, the first annual traditional Flanders Farm Tea will feature a wide range of teas as well as local jams and jellies, homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches and cookies served by Art Committee members in period costume. A highlight will be a raffle for a basket filled with locally-sourced items, with its centerpiece a teapot by Washington’s Will Talbot of Bell Hill Pottery.
The Farm Tea will further herald summer with an unveiling of a recently purchased and restored painting by Van Vleck, accompanied by a talk in her studio by Van Vleck Curator Marc Chabot. The studio is situated a few steps away from the farmhouse. Van Vleck not only designed and oversaw the studio’s construction, but also herself made the iron door handles, oak tables, and furniture – some of it still in the studio.