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History / Heritage - Exhibit
|Date & Time:||
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:30 PM-4:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders|
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Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
|Cost:||Included with standard daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership.|
|Sponsored by:||Southbridge Credit Union|
|Description:||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 demonstrate plowing and field preparation.
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.
On the first weekend, October 5-6, be sure to check out the Home Gardeners Exhibit!
Entered by: Old Sturbridge Village
Created: August 26, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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