Hanley Farm Harvest Festival

The Hanley Farm Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 11 am – 4 pm.  The focus is on learning methods for preserving vegetables, meats, dairy, and herbs.  Draft horses will be harvesting the wheat crop (weather permitting) and wheat berries will be sold directly from the field.

If you find yourself overrun with tomatoes and zucchini, join us for a day of experiential learning about the many different methods of food preservation, from modern day freezing to canning methods that have not changed in over 100 years.

With help from experts from the Oregon State University Agricultural Extension Service, visitors can learn how to make herbal vinegars and mustards; cheese; and herbal extracts and tinctures; and how to can jellies; smoke meat; dry fruits, vegetables and herbs; and make cheese.  Kirsten Shockey of Mellonia Farm will be teaching how to make krauts and pickles.

The event will feature exhibit booths with demonstrators and seven twenty-minute workshops on the above topics.  Hands-on demonstrations will be supplemented with opportunities for tasting and lots of printed information for at-home preservation.  For a full schedule of events, visit www.sohs.org/hanley_farm.html

Kid Time Discovery Experience will be hosting hands-on activities for kids, like wheat grinding, butter churning, and apple peeling.

Weather permitting, draft horses will be harvesting the wheat crop on Wednesday, August 3 and threshing the wheat on August 6.  Wheat berries will be sold in 10, 25 and 50 pound sacks.

Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Central Point and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.sohs.org or call (541) 773-6536.

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