Hear the origins of Mason’s ‘Pickity Place’

  • Pickity Place Staff photo by Ben Conant

Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:36AM

Mason, New Hampshire, 1976: Ten acres of land, a red colonial home, gardens, a small greenhouse, an old carriage – add the new owners, Judith and David Walter, and you have the origins of Pickity Place, the now legendary restaurant known for its herbal menus.

The Walter’s daughter Wendy has just published “Being Pickity” a new book that tells the story of the creation of Pickity Place and of how David and Judith followed their hearts to share their dream of a simple, celebratory lifestyle. She discloses where the name “Pickity” comes from, trials and errors experienced, and what it means to be “Pickity.” Lavishly illustrated throughout, the book is a tribute to her parents, who created something magical “in the middle of nowhere.”

Wendy and her parents will be at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough on Saturday at 2 p.m. to sign and discuss the book and to share stories. This event is free and all are welcome. For more information, call the bookstore at 924-3543.