Learn about how honey is made at the Ogden House

Jars of raw honey for sale

Patrons are invited to the Fairfield Museum & History Center to celebrate the colonial legacy of the honey bee. In early August, 12 members of the Fairfield Garden Club extracted and jarred honey from local honey bees. The Fairfield Museum Shop is selling jars of the raw honey, which was produced by the bees at the Ogden House, a 1750 farmhouse that provides a glimpse into the life of a middle-class colonial family. Whitney Voss, who headed up the endeavor, said “It was a sticky task, but we got it done!”

OgdenHouseHoneyTo learn more about how the honey is made, stop by the Ogden House on Honey Day, Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1-4 p.m. Visitors can learn about the honey bees, enjoy sun tea and refreshments and get a tour of the Ogden House Colonial Kitchen Garden, an 18th century style kitchen garden that was planned, planted and maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. Honey Day also features family-friendly crafts and tours of the historic saltbox home led by Museum docents.

Honey day is free for members of the Fairfield Museum. For non-members the cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for children 5 and under. Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield.

The jars of Ogden House Honey are only available while the extremely limited supplies last. The bees have done their job and won’t make a new batch until next year. So, stop by for your jar at the Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, during Museum hours. The Museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children under 5 years of age are free.

For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

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