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Historic Deerfield, Open Hearth Cooking Classes
April 14 - April 20
An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 14, 2019
April 14-20 Family Style
During April School Vacation week, come visit with our hearth cooks as they prepare family-style dinners like they did in early New England. Help mix batter, churn butter, and learn about the mail meal of the day – dinner!
Also during April School Vacation week, Hands-On Learning Programs Stenciling Art, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., History Workshop
Stenciling is an early form of interior decorating that is still popular today. Come to the History Workshop to learn about this wonderful art form and find out about the early New England itinerant artists who traveled from home to home decorating walls. Join us for some wall stenciling and make a beautiful stenciled artwork to take with you. Fun for all ages.
April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 Old Roots and New Shoots: The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime
By the time spring came, early New Englanders had just about used up their supply of stored and preserved food. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk.
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. , Hall Tavern Kitchen, unless otherwise noted
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cooking with Herbs
Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used to add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske and see what’s growing.
July 6, 13, 20, 27 A Strawberry in Winter: Making Fruit Preserves
Summer is a time for fresh berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries ripen quickly for short, sweet seasons. Come see how early New England cooks preserved the sweet berries of summer to enjoy all year long.
Open Every Day 10am-5:30pm
Extended Easter Hours
Monday, April 15 -Friday, April 19, 10am-7pm
Saturday, April 20, 10am-5:30pm
Closed Easter Sunday
Questions or to place your order call (800) 817-9338 or (413) 772-0443