Our NEW series teaches families and kids homesteading and cooking skills that can easily be done at home!

Throughout the year we’ll have opportunities to work with animals, cook in our kitchens, grow things to take home and more. Limited to 15 participants - small group size ensures that everyone gets hands-on chances to participate. Program location will be emailed to participants the week before the event. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, unless otherwise noted.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Explore & Carving

Sunday, October 13, 3:30-5pm

Explore the different kinds of pumpkins and squash that grow in Connecticut. Carve a Connecticut-grown pumpkin, and take home some seeds of heritage squash variety for planting next year. All materials provided. Each registration includes 1 child admission, 1 adult admission, and 1 pumpkin for carving or decorating. Children ages 4 and up only please.

Members: $20/person | Non-members: $25/person

Extra non-member adults: $5/person (does not include pumpkin)

Bread Butter

Biscuits & Butter

Sunday, November 17, 2:30-4pm

Ever crave some good buttermilk biscuits?  Try your hand at a super-easy recipe that’s bound to yield some yummy, flaky biscuits! We’ll also make our own honey butter with SM&NC’s own honey, to take home too!

Members: $8/person | Non-members: $10/person

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Winter Evergreen Swags

Sunday, December 15, 2:30-4pm

Did you know that evergreens are a top agricultural product in Connecticut? Learn to identify some basic evergreens and create your own evergreen swag to take home.

Members: $8/person | Non-members: $10/person