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February 2022

Turning Back Thyme: A Taste of Hallockville-Preparation (historic)

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ever wonder where all that food in the supermarket comes from and how long it took to get there? How fresh is your fresh produce? Take a journey back in “thyme” and explore Farm-to-Table practices when it was a necessity of daily life Explore techniques from the past and learn how these skills and knowledge can lead to a more environmentally conscious, mindful life through a series of four workshops devoted to the production, preparation, and preservation of food. The…

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March 2022

Turning Back Thyme: A Taste of Hallockville – Preparation (ethnic & vegetarian)

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 12th, 10 am-1 pm: Preparation (ethnic and vegetarian) Long Island has attracted immigrants for centuries, from eastern and western Europe and more recently from Latin America. These people literally enriched the soil and contributed to a rich cultural heritage. Join historian, community gardener and home cook Susan Babkes as she discusses the various customs and flavors of our North Fork immigrants. Discussions will center around Francis Moore Lappe’s classic work Diet for a Small Planet. Then spend the…

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Turning Back Thyme: A Taste of Hallockville – Production

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 26th, 10 am-1 pm: Production Aldo Leopold, a renowned early 20th-century ecologist, said that a danger in not owning a farm is supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery. More people are becoming concerned about the food they consume. Is it fresh? Is it safe? Is it healthy? What happens to food that is grown on large farms halfway across the country or in a foreign nation with different restrictions than ours? How many hands touch the food we…

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May 2022

History at Hallockville – Farm to Table

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Hallockville Museum Farm re-connects the community with its agricultural heritage. The 28-acre farm preserves nineteen historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz farmhouse. Participants tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections; experience real farming in the museum’s fields; and meet Hallockville’s animals. Hallockville serves as an educational resource for all age-groups to raise awareness of Long Island’s agricultural heritage. Session 4 - Saturday, May 7, 2022: Farm to Table Participants…

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June 2022

Turning Back Time: A Taste of Hallockville-Preservation

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 11th, 10 am-1 pm: Preservation Join local cooks and educators for an exploration of food preservation techniques, both old and new. There will be a brief walk around the farm where participants will see food preservation systems much as they were in the 19th century, including a smokehouse, root cellar, canning storage and tools. Following a brief discussion of the cultural transition canning and preserving has taken, the workshop will end with a hands-on canning class where participants…

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