Posted by: Kath Usitalo | September 17, 2010

Taste Autumn At Greenfield Village

Putting up food 18th century style at Daggett Farmhouse, Greenfield Village

Although we’re members of The Henry Ford, which means we have free access to both the Museum and Greenfield Village, I’m sorry to say we haven’t visited this wonderful indoor/outdoor museum once this summer.

The last several months have been crazy with family obligations, and on the rare day we were home we just weren’t able to make the trek across town to Dearborn to enjoy one of our favorite places in the 313.

I truly hope to rectify that tomorrow for the start of Fall Flavor Weekends, which run September 18-19, 24-26, and October 2-3 in Greenfield Village.

I’ve always liked Autumn in the Village. The air is cool and crisp, and the crowds aren’t as thick as on a summer day. There’s just something about harvest time and the rich autumn colors.

As the name Fall Flavor suggests, special activities salute American foods with cooking demonstrations, farmers market, and tastings (at an extra nominal fee).

Saturday the 18th features Michigan beers, wines and ciders paired with cured food samples. Apples are in the spotlight on Sunday.

Check out the Local Roots Oktoberfest Dinner on Friday, September 24 and the Fall Season Farmers Market on September 25 and October 2.

Greenfield Village is a museum for all the senses.

Visitor Info Clicks: The Henry Ford

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  1. I have good memories of visiting Greenfield Village over the years. The last time we strolled along the old-time streets and visited the museum our oldest–who is now 28–was about eight years old. Relatives from Georgia were with us and we all had a great time. Might be time to go back one of these days!

    • I think it’s time for a return visit. Lots of improvements in the last 20 years!

  2. I haven’t been there since I was in college, but remember being fascinated by all the good stuff there. Sometimes I wish we lived closer to bigger areas to be able to access stuff like this, but just don’t like cities/traffice/too many people….of course the trade-off is ‘having’ to live surrounded by the beauty of the big lake and nature. 🙂

    My sister’s husband proposed to her in the chapel at Greenfield on a cold, starry, fat-fluffy-flake snowy night…..pretty romantic!

    • I hear you on the traffic…and the sacrifice of living in the U.P. 😉

      Plan a weekend visit and get your fill of the unique sights here. (Then you’ll appreciate home even more.)

      There was a wedding at the chapel when I was there. Very pretty and romantic.


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