For early Americans, autumn was a season of hard work. Neighbors joined together to help each other during harvest time. Many hands were needed to butcher, preserve and prepare foods. School was canceled for days in order that children could help their parents with the harvest chores. The fruits of one's labor were now to be realized. It was also a time of feasting and recreation. Learn how our forefathers (and mothers) prepared for the long winter ahead while celebrating the harvest season.
Presented by Judith Krall-Russo, Food Historian and Certified Tea Specialist.
This program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.