Time: May 18, 2013 from 11am to 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Event Type: tomato, gardening, osv
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2013
Free heirloom tomato plants will be given to Old Sturbridge Village visitors on Saturday, May 18 to celebrate the start of the gardening season. The free tomato plants, grown by OSV horticulturists, include popular varieties from the 1830s: Brandywine, Yellow Pear, and Large Red. (The tomato plants are free with museum admission, while supplies last, limit one plant per family). Museum visitors will receive a free tomato voucher upon arrival, which can be redeemed from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. near the museum's Herb Garden.
Other heirloom plants grown at the Village will be offered for sale as well, including flowers like hollyhock, wild foxglove, blackberry lily, tall mallow and herbs such as basil, thyme, and sage, hyssop, and more (prices range from $3-$5, depending on size).
OSV historians will demonstrate hearth cooking with tomato catsup, and will offer three gardening talks: "Growing Tomatoes in the 1830s and Today," "Can Tomato Pills Cure What's Ailin' Ya?" and "Saving Seeds from Heirloom Tomatoes." For details: 800-SEE-1830; www.osv.org.