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Fall Flavor Weekends
September 27-28 & October 4-5, 2014
The focus is food for two tasty weekends in Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village kicks things into high cooking gear during Fall Flavor Weekends. Get the full flavor during daily cooking demonstrations at the village farmhouses, family homes and plantation.

Celebrate the glories of American food with us, and savor the aroma of soups simmering, beer brewing, peas stewing and chicken frying. Be sure to stop in our Village Store for FREE tastings of our Greenfield Village specialty foods.

Fall Flavor Weekends are free to members and free with Greenfield Village admission.
   

sample activities
Saturday, September 28
Fall Farmers Market
10am-3pm, Village Pavilion
Enjoy an open-air farm market where you can purchase local grains and baking mixes, organic breads, farm-fresh produce, pumpkins, meats, honey and more. Members of Greenfield Village’s Herb society will be on hand to sell their handcrafted creations.
(Learn More)

Threshing
All day, Firestone Farm Field
Fall is the season for threshing wheat. Watch our Port Huron Steam Engine power our 1904 threshing machine. Then try our Firestone wheat flour (available in Greenfield Village stores).

Local Roots Product Sampling
11am-4:30pm, Greenfield Village Store
Take a break and sample the scrumptious wares of some of our local food growers and producers. Today’s offerings include Greenfield Village fudge and preserves, plus goodies from Dearborn Sausage Company, Benjamin Twigg and Kalamazoo Popcorn.. (Availability of specific items varies through the day.)

Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29
Traditional Fall Cooking Demonstrations
10am-4pm, village homes

  • A. At Firestone Farm, the aroma of ham noodles, apples and onions, Southern cabbage and Irish potatoes fills the air. For dessert, there’s German cookies and homemade apple butter.
  • The ladies at the Ford Home are busy with beef stew, potato soufflé and apple tapioca. For dessert, they are frying delicious apple fritters.
  • At Mattox Family Home, the menu features pork roast, peach chutney and fluffy buttermilk biscuits. There’s also a good fall vegetable soup and chopped apple pie to end the meal.
  • The ladies at the Edison Homestead bustle as they get ready to put creamy corn chowder, macaroni and cheese, German cabbage and eggs baked in tomatoes on the table. A gingerbread apple pudding awaits dessert.
  • At Susquehanna Plantation, crab gumbo soup simmers as artificial oysters, sauerkraut baked with apples, ginger biscuits and cherry pudding all cook on the open hearth.
  • The open hearth at Daggett Farm is jammed with Cheshire pork pie, onion soup and stewed red cabbage plus apple fritters for dessert.
  • City versions of 18th-century recipes are on tap at Giddings Family Home. A servant prepares white scotch collops, wigs and lemon tarts, while the lady of the house awaits her guests.

Sunday, September 29
Cooking with Demonstrations with Chef Michael Trombley, the Henry Ford’s executive chef
noon & 2pm, A Taste of History Restaurant in Greenfield Village

Local Roots Product Sampling
11am-4:30pm, Greenfield Village Store
Stop in and sample the scrumptious wares of local food growers and producers. Today’s offerings include Greenfield Village fudge and preserves, Dearborn Sausage Company, Benjamin Twigg and Kalamazoo Popcorn. (Availability of specific items varies through the day.)

Saturday, October 5
Fall Farmers Market
10am-3pm, Village Pavilion
Our open-air farm market features only locally produced foods: fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, grains, honey – even meats and breads, as well as handcrafted creations from Greenfield Village’s Herb Society.
(Learn More)

Plowing With Steam and Horses
All day, Firestone Farm Field

Local Roots Product Sampling
11am-4:30pm, Greenfield Village Store
Take a break and sample the scrumptious wares of local food growers and producers. Today’s offerings include Greenfield Village fudge and preserves, Dearborn Sausage Company, Benjamin Twigg and Kalamazoo Popcorn. (Availability of specific items varies through the day.)

Gleaner Day
Gleaner Life Insurance Society, supporting sponsor of Fall Flavor Weekends, will host “Gleaner Day,” on Saturday, October 5th. Guests who bring a donation of at least 5 nonperishable items to benefit Gleaner Community Food Bank will receive a coupon for Buy One, Get One Free admission to Greenfield Village, good for Saturday, October 5th only. (One coupon per person, some restrictions apply.)

Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6
Traditional Fall Cooking Demonstrations
10am-4pm, village homes

  • At Firestone Farm, there’s chicken fricassee, apples and onions, stewed Heidelberg cabbage, and for dessert, apple meringue pie and brown Betty for dessert. In the cellar, crocks hold shredded cabbage for sauerkraut.
  • The ladies at the Ford Home prepare boiled turkey with celery dressing, fried cabbage and apple tapioca. They’re also putting up grape jelly.
  • The menu at Mattox Family Home includes fried pork chops smothered in peach chutney and served with warm buttermilk biscuits. There’s also a good fall vegetable soup and allspice cake for dessert.
  • The ladies at the Edison Homestead slice leeks and potatoes for soup and cauliflower for au gratin. There’s also freshly baked golden corn cake and gingerbread apple pudding.
  • The fall harvest dinner at Susquehanna Plantation features gumbo soup with crab simmering on the open hearth, plus fried squash cakes, boiled spiced beets and, for dessert, baked sliced apple pudding and sweet potato pie.
  • At Daggett Farm, the ladies get ready to serve up Cheshire pork pie, brown soup, dressed carrots, a pupton of apples and molasses wheat bread. The gentlemen of the house are brewing a batch of fresh beer.
  • The Giddings Family Home features city versions of 18th century recipes. A servant stirs mussel stew and bakes saffron cakes and queens cakes, while the lady of the house awaits her guests.

Sunday, October 6
Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Michael Trombley, The Henry Ford’s executive chef
noon & 2pm, A Taste of History Restaurant in Greenfield Village

Local Roots Product Sampling
11am-4:30pm, Greenfield Village Store
Stop in and sample the scrumptious wares of local food growers and producers. Today’s offerings include Greenfield Village fudge and preserves, plus goodies from Dearborn Sausage Company, Benjamin Twigg and Kalamazoo Popcorn. (Availability of specific items varies through the day.)


pricing

All activities are free with Village admission except where indicated.

MEMBERS free of charge
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up, $22
ADULTS age 13-61, $24
YOUTH age 5-12, $17.50
CHILDREN 4 & under are free.

Parking is $5 per vehicle

what to bring, what to wear
Greenfield Village is spread over dozens of acres-- comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are a must. A large portion of activities are held outdoors, rain or shine.. Dressing for the weather is a must. Bring umbrellas / rain gear and prepare for a wide range of temperatures.

Wheelchairs are available for a small fee at the Village entrance. Electric scooters are also available for a fee, but only in limited supply. Wheelchairs and scooters are rented on a first come, first served basis-- plan to arrive early if you need to rent them. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or scooter, however, upright scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.

Children's wagons are also available to rent for a fee at the Village entrance. You are welcome to bring your own stroller or wagon, however, recreational scooters, bicycles or in-line / in-sole skates are not allowed inside the Village gates.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in all areas of the Village.

special
Tickets to Greenfield Village are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at Village Will Call.

directions/maps
The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report