Enjoy an 1887 Style Heirloom Supper

If you’ve gardened in Colorado for any length of time you know how tough the growing conditions are here.

You may have wondered how the first settlers were able to grow enough food to feed their families.

Now you have the chance to see it first hand.

“Making Hay: A Field Hand’s Supper” is a special event at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, Colo., on Sunday, June 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This is your chance to experience life as an 1887 homesteader, then view prairie wildlife as you enjoy a one-of-a-kind heirloom, organic supper cooked on a wood stove and served outdoors.

This unique program will help you appreciate the challenges of plains farmers as they struggled to bring in a harvest plentiful enough to feed their families and take a cash crop to market.

You’ll also be able to discover how the heirloom crops of yesteryear evolved into the high production crops of today.

The Field Hand’s Supper is also a fund-raising event to support the preservation of the Colorado short-grass prairie.

Tickets are being offered 2 for $95 for PCC members or 2 for $115 for non-members, if purchased by Wednesday, June 6.

For more information, please call the Plains Conservation Center at 303-693-3621 or visit the Plains Center website.


 

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