FARMINGTON — Turkey dinners. Homemade pies. Buttercup squash. Hot gravy.

Not the usual fair fare.

These were among the offerings at the United Trinity Methodist Church food booth on Thursday at the Farmington Fair.

“People who work at the fair want homemade fare,” Jean Dingley of Farmington said. “I like fair food.”

Wally Backus of Farmington coordinates activities at the Farmington church’s booth. There are usually four shifts each day with three or four people manning the booth, Terry Nicholas of Farmington said.

Church members boiled 18 turkeys.


“We picked all the meat in one day,” Nicholas said.

She made the gravy.

Everybody makes pies, Jean Dingley said.

Dingley’s daughter-in-law Lorraine Dingley of Farmington was making up a plate for a customer.

In back of the booth, Cat Taylor of East Livermore and Ellie Long of Farmington were peeling and chopping buttercup squash. Dozens of them were donated this year. They usually grow the squash at the church but the person who is instrumental in doing that was very sick this year, Taylor said.

Turkey dinners are served each day of the fair when the booth is opened.


There is also a special each day, and Thursday it was chop suey. There are other food offerings as well.

The women served the dinners, biscuits and all, with a smile. People sat at the picnic tables beside the booth to eat.

The booth, along with other food booths at the fair, will be open through Saturday, the final day of the fair.

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