SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Summer Highlights – Highlights added throughout Spring – Check back regularly
Highlights run approximately 10:00am – 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
They are included in tour admission except as noted below.
Schedule and prices subject to change
Quilting – Wednesdays – June 19 through August 28
Bake Oven – Saturdays – June 15 – August 31

JUNE 2019
Saturday 6/15 Summer Garden Party (10:00 – 4:00)
A day of garden tours, herb lore, theme area, food tastings, children & adult crafts.
Summer Garden Party is sponsored in part by a PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

Saturday 6/15 – Farm to Table Experience  (11:00 – 3:00) (Moved from September)
Come for this special fundraiser where you visit various stops to try four different tasty dishes. While at each area learn something about the history of the featured foods. Undercover in case of rain. Featured Foods – spring peas, asparagus, unusual greens with edible flowers and farm fresh eggs. Enjoy the yummy fare and help support the farm.
Cost $20 each, $10 ages 3-10

Thursday 6/20Wheat Weaving – Karen Wood
Wheat weaving as a craft is centuries old and was practiced in grain growing countries worldwide. It was a part of rituals used to ensure a fruitful harvest.  Early American settlers used wheat weaving as it is used today, for decorative purposes.

Saturday 6/22Children’s Day – Bonnie & Linda Scott
A day of old fashion fun with plenty of games, crafts and activities

Saturday 6/22 – Sunday 6/23Civil War Encampment
The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, Re-enactor encampment is a living history presentation.  They portray as accurately as possible the drill and everyday life of soldiers in the 1800’s.  By doing this they honor those who fought and give us a glimpse into our local history and heritage. The militia encampment is from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and 1PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.

Thursday June 27Cheese Making – Brenda Massie & Carol Carpenetti
Farmer’s Cheese is a dairy product, an unripened cheese made by adding rennet and bacterial starter to coagulate and acidify milk. Farmer cheese may be made from the milk of cows, sheep or goats, with each giving its own texture and flavor. During coagulation the mixture separates into curds (solid) and whey (liquid), then the whey is drained off. Further pressing out of the moisture yields the malleable solid results of pot cheese, while even more pressing makes farmer cheese, which is solid, dry and crumbly. Adding herbs, garlic or other ingredients creates a soft, flavored spread. Enjoy samples as Brenda and Carol take you through the process of making a simple, but tasty farmer’s cheese.

JULY 2019
Thursday 7/11Paper Craft Day – Karen Wood, Deb DiPasquale, Cheryl Statham
Come enjoy a day dedicated to various forms of old time paper crafts, like Quilling, Scherenschnitte, Moravian Stars, Iris Paper Folding, Band Boxes and Perforated Paper. Beautiful and delicate decorations were made using these and other styles of paper crafting.

Friday 7/19Honey Bee Highlight – Cliff Sunflower
The obvious benefit to beekeeping is the honey, a readily available sweetener in a time when white sugar was imported and expensive.  Don’t forget though the essential role that bees play in the pollination of fruits and vegetables.  An additional benefit is the beeswax which is important in the making of sweet-smelling candles and other decorative items. Cliff Sunflower has a unique and highly entertaining presentation on bee keeping, honey and the life cycle of the honeybee.  Adults will be amused and amazed, but children especially enjoy his interactive presentations.

Saturday 7/20Music in the Valley (10:00 – 5:00)
Enjoy traditional music played at various venues around the farm, jam session at 3:30
Music in the Valley is sponsored in part by a PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

Thursday 7/25Penn’s Woods – Cheryl Statham
Come learn about an important resource for our forefathers, trees. Discover the kind of trees native to this area and how the different kinds of woods were used. What else did trees give you besides lumber or firewood?

AUGUST 2019

Friday 8/9One Room School & Old Fashion Bee Competitions – Bonnie Scott
The schoolmarm will be holding class in the One-Room School.  Join us and learn how your grandparents learned their three Rs (reading, writing & arithmetic) with all of those students of different ages and grades in one room. We will also be holding three different bee competitions, Spelling, Math and History.

Saturday 8/10Heritage Craft Day (10:00 – 4:00)
A variety of heritage craftspeople demonstrate their specialties. Black Smithing, Hay Fork Making, Weaving, Wheat Weaving, Bobbin Lace and Basket Making are just some of the crafts to be presented. This event offers hands-on opportunities for adults and a special children’s Make or Take area. Members of the Pocono Chapter of the PA Gourd Society and the Pocono Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will be attending. Crafts subject to change. Heritage Craft Day is sponsored in part by a PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

Thursday 8/20 – Wheat Weaving – Karen Wood
Wheat weaving as a craft is centuries old and was practiced in grain growing countries worldwide. It was a part of rituals used to ensure a fruitful harvest.  Early American settlers used wheat weaving as it is used today, for decorative purposes.

Thursday 8/22 – Food Preservation – Cheryl Statham
In the time before modern transportation and refrigeration, survival depended upon putting by enough food to last from one harvest to the next and keeping it from spoiling.  Learn how drying, smoking, pickling and canning were used in the past to preserve food stuffs.

Saturday/Sunday 8/24 & 8/25Pocono State Craft Festival – $6pp, Under 12 free
Sponsored by Pocono Arts Council, Pocono Chapter of PA Guild of Craftsmen and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. 10am – 5pm both days. Fine Art & Crafts for sale; Historic buildings open – no regular tours, other activities

September 2019
Saturday 9/7 – Farm to Table Covered Bridge Dinner
A full dinner will be served to thirty four attendees in Quiet Valley’s covered bridge. What an exciting and tasty way to support the farm. By reservation only. Locally-sourced and Quiet Valley food stuffs will be used in the preparation of the meal. Menu – Seasonal Appetizers; Cream of Brassica Soup (do a little sleuthing to figure it out); Brick Oven Roasted Herb Chicken with Scalloped Potatoes and Roasted Rainbow Carrots; Homemade Fruit Pies for Dessert. Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity. The dinner will take approximately 2 1/2 hours. Accepting reservations beginning May 6, tickets are $50.00 each until May 10, then $60.00pp. Tickets are non-refundable. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Space is limited this year to allow greater room at the tables, so don’t delay.

 

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