This is the day we celebrate all things great about our state of Connecticut! It's no surprise that some of the very finest foods in New England come from Connecticut, including many that are made and grown right here in Middlefield!
Indulge in free tastings of Connecticut-made treats and beverages throughout the day, and enjoy fun educational activities for the whole family!
Strawberry Jam Making Demonstration!
Get Ready for Strawberry Season! Phyllis Naples-Valenti, Superintendent of the Durham Fair Canning Dept., presents how to make fresh Strawberry Jam at 1:00pm. Learn her award-winning secrets, and enjoy complimentary tastings of her jams during the demonstration. Be sure to take home some great recipes!
Meet the folks from the Connecticut Farm Bureau!
Connecticut has a rich agricultural history, and farming in Connecticut is still going strong! Enjoy an engaging presentationn by the Farm Bureau, as well as fun activities for children!
Do You Know Your Family Tree?
In 1631, Richard Lyman and his family set sail on the HMS Lion from High Ongar,England, landing just outside of Boston. He later settled in Hartford. Several generations later, his descendents, John and Hope Lyman, purchased 36-acres of scenic and fertile farmland in Middlefield, starting, in 1741, a family farm that still thrives to this day, nine generations later!
As the second oldest family-owned farm in Connecticut, we're proud of our heritage. If you've been curious about your own ancestry, come meet the genealogy experts from Godfrey Memorial Library!
Members of the Library staff will be available to help get you started in tracing your own family tree. Enjoy their fascinating presentation about Connecticut's past!
Fudge Apple Workshop for Kids!
Sweet juicy apples and rich fresh-made, warm chocolate fudge--both delcious on their own; put them together, decorated with colorful candies, and well, you just have to taste it for yourself!
Workshop time to be announced. Fee is $15.00 per child. Pre-registration is required: call 860.34.6043.