Once upon a time, Charlotte had 11 taverns throughout our village. Travelers came from far flung places and landed by steamer on Lake Champlain at our dock on Cedar Beach. Every tavern offered some kind of fare including drink.
Kevin Farley arrived in Charlotte, no one is quite sure when because he just always seemed to be a fixture, usually at one of the taverns every evening. A carpenter by day and story teller by night, Farley never worked at a tavern but always lent a hand as a jovial soul serving up beer, mead or whiskey to the weary guests captivated by his tales.
Farley carried his own tools like any good tradesman. In the tavern, he’d pull a wee board of his own making from his back pocket, large enough to cut a lime or zest a lemon, small enough to slip away between visits.
To commemorate the lore of Farley, we have created the Farley Bar Board. It’s got character just like it’s namesake. Made with various species, our current offering features Vermont Maple, Cherry and Walnut with a strip of Padauk as a nod to those far away places from whence the taverns’ many guests came.
Measures about 6” x 4” with graceful arched ends and a hole for hanging. Treated with our natural Wood Butter. Use it at your own bar and raise a toast to Farley.