Hilltop Hanover: “Preserving the Harvest: Jams & Jellies” (2pm – 4pm) Come join Chef Donna Simons of Pound Ridge Organics for this jam and jelly-making workshop, where you’ll learn how to take your favorite summer fruits and turn them into a tasty treat that you can enjoy all year long. Registration is required; $25 per person, $10 for children ages 8-12.
Stone Barns: “Backyard Gardening: Direct-seeded Crops” (1pm – 3pm) Algiere, our Four Season Farm Director, has been growing organic vegetables for 25 years. Join him and his farm crew to learn how to direct seed vegetables and herbs in your garden. Jack breaks the down basics, including soil preparation, bed space and crop selection. Pre-Registration required.
John Jay Homestead Farm Market: Opening Day (9am – 1pm) The purveyors of John Jay Homestead Farm Market are local farmers, bakers & craftsmen. Shoppers can enjoy a walk, sightsee and explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens or picnic on the historic grounds of John Jay Homestead. The market features local musical talent, activities for children, and information about local non-profit organizations.
Hilltop Hanover: “Why Weed?” (2 – 4pm) Learn the ABCs of weed management. Topics include weed identification, weeding techniques, and structural solutions such as organic mulching and raised beds. Registration is required.
Hilltop Hanover: Couples Cooking (7 – 9pm) Join Karen Muendell chef, owner of Serves You Right, Culinary and founder of the Yorktown Farmers’ Market. Her specialty is farm-to-table cooking with a Creole flair. Together you and your partner will learn how to cook healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine, someone special, and savor the satisfaction of a homemade meal. Registration is required.
Stone Barns: “Organic gardening at Home” (1pm – 2:30pm) Max Apton, Stone Barns Center Field Foreman, and founder of the home gardening service “The Farmer’s Garden,” shares best practices for organic gardening at home. Learn how to design a beautiful, productive garden that’s right for your region and increases your soil health so you can enjoy continuous harvests. Pre-registration required.
Stone Barns: “Grow Your Own: Beer with the Bronx Brewery” (1pm – 3pm) for This is a demonstration-style class with Damian Brown, Head Brewer and Co-Founder of The Bronx Brewery. Learn the basics of how to make your own beer using simple techniques and taste some brews primed with ingredients fresh from our farm. Pre-registration required (must be age 21 or older).
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