Greenfield Village kicks into high cooking gear during Fall Flavor Weekends

DEARBORN – Greenfield Village will focus on food during its Fall Flavor Weekends Sept. 29 and 29, and Oct 5 and 6.

From daily cooking demonstrations taking place inside the village farmhouses, family homes and the plantation to local homemade products for sale at the Farmer’s Market, the village aims to have something for every food lover to enjoy.

Visitors can see first-hand how cider is pressed using apples from the Firestone Farm orchard on Saturdays or take a tour of the orchard on Sundays during the event.

Visitors also can get up close inside the village houses as presenters prepare, bake and preserve based on historic recipes found books such as “Buckeye Cookbook,” “Boston Cooking School Cook Book” and “The Story of Crisco Cookbook.” Some of the dishes featured include chicken potpie prepared with stuffed cabbage, fricasseed chicken, simmering pork chops and sweet apple cake.

The Henry Ford’s Chef Mike Trombley will give a family-friendly cooking demonstration alongside his favorite sous-chef, daughter Avery, using local ingredients each Sunday inside A Taste of History at noon and 2 p.m.

On Saturdays the Village Pavilion Farmer’s Market will offer farm-fresh produce, meats, honey, breads and more provided by The Henry Ford’s connection of local producers and growers. The Village Store will offer free samples from a variety of The Henry Ford’s Local Roots food growers and producers.

This year, Gleaner Life Insurance Society, a supporting sponsor of Fall Flavor Weekends, will host “Gleaner Day,” on Oct. 5. Guests who bring a donation of at least five nonperishable items to benefit Gleaner Community Food Bank will receive a coupon for buy one, get one free admission to Greenfield Village, good for that day only.

Presenting sponsor Meijer will also have cooking demonstrations and food sampling in the Greenfield Village plaza. The event is free with admission to Greenfield Village; tickets are $22 for adults, $21 for seniors (62 and up) and $16 for youth (5 to 12). Children under 5 are free. For more information, call 313-982-6001 or go to