DEARBORN, Michigan – Indulge your senses with the sights, smells and flavors of the fall harvest during two tasty weekends at Greenfield Village, September 29-30 and October 6-7. From home-grown, homemade products at the bustling Farmer’s Market to a bevy of cooking demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend, there is something for every food lover to enjoy.
See the Port Huron Steam Engine power the 1904 Westinghouse threshing machine as it threshes wheat from the Firestone Farm Field. Watch as presenters throughout the Village homes prepare, bake and preserve based on historic recipes found in Buckeye Cookbook, the Boston Cooking School Cook Book and The Story of Crisco Cookbook. Some of the dishes featured include savory beef and potato pie, hearty baked bean soup and a variety of fruit and veggie recipes.
On Sundays join The Henry Ford’s Executive Chef Michael Trombley at A Taste of History for cooking demonstrations. This year his demonstrations will be focused on using fresh herbs from The Henry Ford gardens along with other locally-produced ingredients. Chef Mike will also be demonstrating how to get kids in on the cooking fun as his five-year-old daughter Avery joins him as a special Sous Chef.
Interested in taking home your own little bounty of seasonal goods? Visit the Village Pavilion Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and choose from a collection of farm-fresh produce, pumpkins, meats, honey, organic breads and more provided by The Henry Ford’s connection of local producers and growers. Pick up some Greenfield Village Sausage produced by Garden Gate Farms from Snover, Mich. or dip into a spicy creation from Jarhead Salsa.
Don’t forget to stop by the Village Store for free samples from a variety of our Local Roots food growers and producers including Dearborn Sausage Company, American Heritage Chocolate and Brownwood Farms. For more information visit www.thehenryford.org/fallflavor.
About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s premier history destination and a National Historic Landmark that celebrates American history and innovation. Its mission is to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Its purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate more than 1.5 million visitors annually: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus and was founded in partnership with The Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company and Wayne County Public Schools. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.