Time: October 6, 2018 at 9:30am to October 14, 2018 at 4pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: https://www.osv.org/event/app…
Event Type: museum, event, fall, apples, cider
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2018
Apple & Agriculture Days
October 6-8 and October 13-14
Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of fall color. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple guest teams (October 6 – 8 only) demonstrate plowing and field preparation. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders.
Join our costumed interpreters as they harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets, conduct garden, and root cellar tours and discuss food preparation, thresh and winnow grain, and shell corn and beans.
One of the most popular items of the fall harvest is apples. In New England, cider making is to autumn what maple sugaring is to spring. However, 19th-century farmers would not recognize the sweet cider we enjoy from farm stands today. Cider in the 1800s was not merely the apple juice, but was fermented “squeezings” from apples, which meant the cider would keep through the spring planting, summer heat and into the harvesting of the next apple season. Throughout the day, our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit and operating the ox-powered Cider Mill.
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