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Historic Deerfield, Open Hearth Cooking Classes

April 14 - April 20

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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.

Richardson's Candy Kitchen

Egg Box

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


April 14
April 20


Historic Deerfield
84B Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342
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(413) 774-5581