Saturday, October 1; Sunday, October 2
Times: The Village is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Standard daytime admission is $28 for adults, $26 for seniors (55+), $14 for youth (4-17), $14 for college students (with a valid college ID), and free for children 3 and under.
Fall is in full swing at the Village, which means our farmers and gardeners are hard at work harvesting and preparing for the cold winter ahead. Help our gardeners harvest the gardens, see how we preserve our crops to last us all year, and learn some tricks for making the growing season last a little longer. Check back closer to the time for a schedule and a more detailed list!
Did you know?
Early 19th-century New England farm families stored a lot of the fall harvest is root cellars. Certain root vegetables (such as carrots) and apples were often stored in sand in the root cellar. If these items are exposed to the air, they will lose moisture and shrivel up. The sand seals them from the air and isolates each vegetable or fruit, preventing the spread of rot if one should spoil. Apples give off ethylene gas as they ripen, so the sand also helps lessen the release of the gas and therefore it impacts on other items in the cellar.