Visit Westfield Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 for some additional experiences. We are open every day for hikes on the trail system or walks in the historical village, but on Sundays and holiday Mondays we have some extra experiences to explore. From 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. the General Store and Gift Shop are open as well as 2 other historical buildings. This weekend features the Train Station and Misener House. We are also highlighting a couple of demonstrations. The bake oven will be in operation on Sunday and Monday and the Blacksmith Shop is in operation on Sunday. Kids can also stop by the Ironwood Hall to complete a craft.
This weekend we are also celebrating the bounty from the garden. You may recall that our summer student, Bailey Gruber, tried her hand at planting the Three Sisters in the Lockhart garden. While we are sad to report the corn and beans did not produce we are happy to share that the squash was a big success. Bailey planted an heirloom variety known as Crookneck Squash. This nutty, sweet flavoured squash can be traced back to 1827. It is great for roasting, serving mashed, in a pie or soup. This weekend you can buy a taste of Westfield. Our produce will be available at the General Store while supplies last. We have squash, potatoes and herbs from the gardens.
Try this simple squash recipe:
3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
Sprinkle of garlic powder, pepper, paprika and sea salt
1 large lemon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cover a baking sheet with foil
Rinse and cut ends of the squash. Cut squash to desired size pieces. You don’t have to remove rind or seeds. Both are edible.
Place pieces on baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Toss pieces until all covered with oil.
Sprinkle seasoning over pieces.
Squeeze lemon over pieces.
Bake for 45-60 minutes.