Time: October 19, 2013 at 9:30am to October 20, 2013 at 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Event Type: osv, farm, harvest
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2013
A Harvest Season Celebration
Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn. 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. Find out about the modern trend in raising "backyard poultry."
Help with the harvest, talk with costumed interpreters about the harvest, and learn about methods of food preservation. 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 corn, root vegetables, and potatoes.
• Taste heirloom apples and tour our orchards
• Put the Herb Garden "to bed" for the season
• Conduct garden and root cellar tours and discuss food preparation
• Thresh and winnow grain
• Shell corn and beans
• Churn butter
• Demonstrate yoke making