the toothsome tribute of trumpery [footnote 1] pertaining to
MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL
Postpartum  Issue
COOL STUFF THEY DO with the MONEY
In a bit of a contradiction, and for no apparent reason, the Garlic Festival, which is run by a nonprofit, somehow makes a profit.
Says Festival Hopefully-Soon-To Be-Former Co-Director, Jerry Ford, “Dude, nonprofit is just, like, a tax status thing, you know, not a business model.”
Conversely, Festival Hopefully-Soon-To-Be-In-Charge Co-Director, Sarah Lindblom says, “The festival is a well-loved and tightly-run institution with popular support because not only do people have a great time, but they also believe in the worthy cause that we support.”
Countered Ford: “What the heck does that mean, anyway?”
Lindblom: “Why don’t you go work on your trumpery?”
So, Stinky News did some digging into what the festival does with that profit. In addition to reserving funds to pay for the next year’s festival, giving some scholarships and funding some research work, they use the money to produce educational and networking events at little or no cost to participants.
The next such event is the Crow River Fall Social – for which participants get in free – on October 28th in Hutchinson.
But you must RSVP ASAP or you’ll be SOL.
And they’ve really pulled off something cool with this one: it’s the Minnesota premiere of a new film co-produced by Robert Redford. “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”
There’s even going to be great snacks and desserts, which, again, the garlic festival is paying for.
All of this so that people can come together to learn about sustainable farming, network with other farmers and supporters, and build community around the mission of Sustainable Farming Association.
 Trumpery is, as all you English majors know, practices or beliefs that are visually appealing but have little real value or worth. Any pun is entirely unintentional, though uncanny. This publication eschews the use of puns, a trumpery practice known as punctiliousness.
 Our former Director of Malapropery assured us that, in this context, “postpartum” means “after the party”, as opposed to the more quotidian “antepartum” (“before the party”) and “ennuipartum” (“hanging around until the party starts”)
 It’s not clear what connection Mr. Redford actually has to the film: he’s one of 12 associate, co-, line and executive producers. But it did play at the Sundance Festival, which he helped to start, and it won an award there.