The Grange serves the greater Ann Arbor area by sponsoring a number of public events.
Generally held the fourth Saturday in September. Press cider (bring your own jugs), help make apple sauce and apple butter, taste a variety of different apples. Fun for the whole family. Participants can bring their own apples press their own cider; a local farmer will be also selling apples suitable for cider on-site. Apple baked goods will be available for purchase.
Held the third Sunday of the month from October through May, Family Dances are a chance for kids, parents, and grandparents to do fun country dances together. A variety of dances are taught and called, with live music!
Preserving Traditions is a occasional workshop series where we cook together. Topics have included:
- Intro to canning
- Making cheese and butter
- Making old-fashioned (lactofermented ) pickles
- Making pie crust
- Learn to make strawberry jam
- Home-scale grain milling
- Legume soups
- Winter vegetables
The Pittsfield Grange has booths at our local fairs each fall! Come see us:
- Chelsea Fair, Aug 24-28, 2010 (Tue-Sat)
- Grange at Saline Fair, Sep 7-11, 2010 (Tue-Sat)
The Pittsfield Grange participates in Rural Education Days – an annual event that lets area school kids learn about farms, farming, and where food comes from. We usually teach about grain: what is it, how does it grow, and what do we make out of it? Kids can try grinding some wheat into flour and sample a favorite grain treat – popcorn!
The National Grange distributes English and Spanish dictionaries to third graders across the country via the Dictionary Project, and the Pittsfield Grange is proud to support this activity.
Please see the full calendar of events.