This year's annual celebration of women’s work in the home and community will celebrate home preserving through a variety of techniques such as jamming, pickling, souring and drying, with activities for the entire family throughout the village grounds. Visit the homestead to make pickles, knead bread, or taste fresh-made jelly. Kids will love cranking the rollers when we wash laundry.
The Old Fashioned Tea Social, and Ecumenical Church Service will both be held on Sunday July 16th.
Jam Making Workshops (FULL)
We will be hosting two JAM Session Workshops with local preserving specialists Hardyware Preserves. Spend the morning making Maritime Blueberry Marmalade or the afternoon making Christmas Jam. Can't decide? Why not make a day of it and do both! Participants take home seven (7) jars of jam from their workshop, plus the recipe, so you can make it again and again.
Registration ends Thursday, July 13th. Spaces are limited. Workshops are now full.
Jam Making & Pickling the Traditional Way
11am to 3pm
Join our volunteers in the kitchen of the Webber Home around the wood burning stove where they will be making traditional rhubarb pickle, currant jelly and other goodies.
Preserving Vegetables Through Souring - Demonstration
11am to 2pm
Traditional and Contemporary! Long-time “homesteader” Alison Froese will give a sauerkraut making demonstration, using the traditional wooden cabbage shredders from the Heritage Village artefact working collection. Afterwards, Chef Kim MacPherson of Food Intuition will demonstrate traditional souring techniques in contemporary cooking.
This hands-on demonstration will include pounding the kraut, brining it, using traditional tools & crocks. Since traditional tools will be used, this product will not be available to take home, but some “food safe” samples from commercial sauerkraut producers will be available for tasting. In addition to sauerkraut making, learn about other methods of preserving vegetable safely using the souring method.
Members of the The Atlantic Canadian Military History Association will also be encamped on the grounds of the Heritage Village over the weekend of the Women's Heritage Celebration from Friday evening to Sunday Afternoon. They will be featuring displays related to women during the Second World War both overseas and on the home front.
Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.
Photos by Veronica Horsman
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: Free admission, Donations appreciated