2014 Activities and Events

Preserving the Harvest: Saturday, Sept 20, 2013 — 10am to 4pm, Minute Man National Historic Park, Rte 2A Lincoln, MA, Hartwell Tavern

Take part in a living history day at Hartwell Tavern where we will be ensuring our food supply for the winter and early spring by employing period food preservation techniques. From meat to fruits and vegetables you'll be able to both watch and participate in preparing foodstuffs for winter storage. Before refrigeration, one had to utilize a variety of methods to make harvest last. You'll learn how drying, pickling, salting, brining, cellaring and canning were done, as well as how some of these foods were reconstituted for later use.

Hive Blog entries on prior food preservation events: