A Farming Lifestyle, Past & Present

For Immediate Release, Bath, Ohio — Enjoy the beginning of our summer season at Hale Farm & Village’s Sow & Grow Festival & Plant Sale on June 10 and 11, 10:00am-5:00pm. Experience the past and present farming lifestyle – including Draft horse field work demonstrations by Trail Light Farms and bee and chicken keeping talks. Explore the gardens on property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. Healthy living demonstrations will be provided by event sponsor The Mustard Seed Market. The festival also highlights sheep shearing, fiber dying and more!

The weekend will feature the second annual Citizens of Hale Plant Sale. Many heirloom plant and herb varietals with significance to Northeast Ohio will be offered along with unique perennials. The Citizens plant sale will run both Saturday and Sunday during regular festival hours. Proceeds from the plant sale support on-site garden and preservation projects.

During the festival the 19th century village is open to explore local history and experience a working farm complete with sheep, oxen and chickens. Regional historic crafts and trades are demonstrated throughout the day including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving.

“The Hale family moved to the Cuyahoga Valley over 200 years ago to farm this land. This festival provides the opportunity for guests to experience the farming lifestyle and learn about techniques that can be used at home today,” explains Jason Klein, Director at Hale Farm & Village.

Hale Farm & Village is open from 10 am to 5pm, admission for all activities is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 12 years of age, and free for members and youth under 3 years.

Enjoy lunch in the Hale Café or shop The Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village. The MarketPlace features handcrafted at Hale items as well as many other Ohio made items and souvenirs.

Caption: Draft horse field work demonstrations are provided by Trail Light Farms during Hale Farm & Villages Sow & Grow Festival and Plant Sale June 10 & 11. (Photo Credit: Nancy Balluck)

Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations. The location is open for a summer season June – August, Wednesday – Sunday and weekends only September and October. Visit www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 for seasonal hours, program listings, rental information, and turn-by-turn directions.

Press Release submitted by:
Contact: Catherine I. Sterle
Director of Sales & Marketing
csterle@wrhs.org – 330-666-3711 x1715