Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
2016 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
New this year, the 10th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello extends through Sunday - September 9, 10 and 11! Join us on Sunday, September 11 for two fascinating programs: Saving Collards Seeds - Collecting Southern Seed Stories with Edward Davis, Professor of Geography, Ira Wallace and Jeff McCormack of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Sara Straate, Seed Historian, and The Sweet and Sour Side of Apples with author Kevin West and Laura O'Brien of Josephine's Feast!.

Every heirloom seed has a story and needs a seed saver to carry it into the future. Saving Collards Seeds - Collecting Southern Seed Stories will teach how to save collard seeds and how to ask questions that reveal the variety's history. This workshop covers the basics of saving seeds for collards and other biennial greens in the Southeast, and introduces best practices for recording oral histories and gathering botanical data. While co-authoring the book Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table, Davis noticed that many seed stewards were all elderly and some did not have a family member to carry on the seed saving tradition. Learn to help safeguard these and other Southern collard varieties for future generations! Reserve your spot in Saving Collards Seeds now! >>

Join Laura O'Brien, chef owner of Josephine's Feast! award-winning preserves, and Kevin West, author of Saving the Season and creative director of Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, in this in-depth presentation. Laura demonstrates the delicate process of creating sweet apple butter with French gingerbread spice, and Kevin explores a variation on chow chow relish that uses apples instead of refined sugar. Engage in interactive demos, including water bath canning, and take home your very own apple butter and chow chow! The Sweet and Sour Side of Apples - Get Tickets! >>

Join us for the 10th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, September 9, 10 & 11 and be a part of more heirloom tastings, workshops and chefs demos than ever before! Enjoy kids' activities, a petting zoo, a beer garden, music - this year's festival has something for everyone! View all HHF programming now >>

Don't miss Patrick O'Connell of The Inn at Little Washington at the HHF 2016 preview event on Friday, September 9 at the Paramount Theater on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. Get tickets >>

Get your HHF general admission tickets today! >>

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