A Harvest Season Celebration
Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of autumn color. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and preparing the fields. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders.
Savor samples at field-to-table food demonstrations with renowned area chefs who will prepare iconic New England dishes, purchase a meal at a food court, and stroll through an exhibit of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers presented by home gardeners.
|Saturday, October 17||Sunday, October 18|
|11am - Gary Ankin, BT's Smokehouse||11am - Jonathan Giddix, The People's Kitchen|
|12pm - Bill Nemeroff, Old Sturbridge Village||12pm - Bill Nemeroff, Old Sturbridge Village|
|1pm - Cornelius Rodgers, Niche Test Kitchen||1pm - Damian Evangelous, Armsby Abbey|
|2pm - Christopher Rovezzi, Rovezzi's||2pm - TBD|
Foods for Sale:
Sugar Pumpkin Bisque with Multi-Grain Croutons
Turkey Chili with Vermont White Cheddar Cheese
Smoked Turkey Legs
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kohlrabi Slaw
Braised Petite Pork Shank with Hard Cider Glaze
Help with the harvest, taste heirloom apples, and learn about methods of food preservation. Watch interpreters cook with tomatoes and quince. Help pick apples and taste the different heirloom varieties. The Cider Mill will be operating this weekend (and most weekends in October), with apples ground by ox-power on Saturday and the pulp pressed for its juice on Sunday. You can even get in on the act with a hand-powered "cider mill".
Join our costumed interpreters as they:
- Harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets
- Give tours of the orchard
- Put the Herb Garden "to bed" for the season
- Conduct garden and root cellar tours and discuss food preparation
- Grind corn with a "quern"
- Thresh and winnow grain
- Shell corn and beans
- Churn butter
Exhibit Your Garden Harvest
Help save heirloom vegetable and flower varieties from extinction and celebrate with us at Old Sturbridge Village! The Annual Home Gardeners’ Exhibit will be held October 17–18, 2015 as a part of the Villagers “Dig In: A Field to Table Festival.” Learn more and print the registration form here.
Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.
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