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Stone Soup Farm – Harvest Homestead
November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm$10 – $15
Come celebrate the apple harvest with us, discovering what life was like working and living on a late 19th-century farm. Enjoy the daily adventures of a homesteading family, learning from their skills and craftsmanship. Drop by the old cider press and partake in making your juice. We’ll visit the heirloom corn and pumpkin patch and bring in the harvest together.
When is it?
November 21, 2019, 10:00am – 1:30p
Where is it?
Stone Soup Farms
12131 S. Oak Glen Rd
Oak Glen, CA 92399
What to Expect
Children are introduced to a variety of workshops and activities led by people working on a 19th-century farm. Join them in learning about the trades and responsibilities of apple farmers and how people in the past relied on one another for products and survival. This content-rich program will have children expend excess energy as they perform hands-on activities at several stations in our historic orchard and provide follow up materials enabling further education.
As enthusiasts of the American past, Stone Soup Farm has developed educational programs exploring significant historical themes from the unique perspective of farmers, pioneers, and leading figures, enriching Americans’ understanding of their heritage. With a hands-on approach to history, our interpreters provide insight into agrarian living while students are engaged in keeping centuries-old traditions alive.
Program Activities May Include
- Making traditional apple crisp
- Seasonal cooking workshop and food preservation
- Apple coring and peeling
- Coffee grinding and helping with kitchen chores
- Cider pressing and tasting
- Orchard tour and discussion on regional apple farming history
- Visit the corn and pumpkin garden
- Corn grinding and shucking
- Discussion on homestead trades
- Dipping a candle to take home
- 19th-century games
Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard field trips take place rain or shine. Please, monitor the weather and dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
Parking & Directions
As always, we encourage car-pools. Parking will be along Oak Glen Road. There are wide margins for vehicle parking, cars are not allowed into the front orchard. Please note our sign and do not park at Riley’s Farm, as we are not the same farm.
From Los Angeles & Points West:
Take the I-10 towards Palm Spring. Exit on Cherry Valley Blvd, turn left. Proceed until you reach Beaumont Avenue, turn left. Proceed past the sign that reads “Welcome to Oak Glen.” (Beaumont Ave./Road will become Oak Glen Road.) We will be located on the right-hand side, near Willowbrook Farm.
Can we purchase food at the farm?
As a working historic farm, we currently do not offer food for purchase but hope to do so soon.
Do we bring a packed lunch?
Yes, and we will provide a picnicking area for lunch.
Do I need to be with my group?
Yes, and we ask that you keep the group together. Each group will be directed to stations throughout the program.
Is there a store on the premises?
There will be an authentic Mercantile Tent Store, from which students will be able to purchase souvenirs.
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