25th Anniversary of the Pioneer Homestead
Last Sunday of the Month • 1-4 pm • $3/person age 4+
Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid-19th century! Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides and livestock care. This is a wonderful opportunity for scout and youth groups to learn history.
June 26 – Raised Bed Gardening
July 31 – Laundry
August 28 – Koerner Family Cemetery Walk
September 25 – 1850’s Transportation
October 30 – Autumn Play Party
NEW! Heirloom Produce Available for Sale
Available each month at Pioneer Days are fresh, locally grown produce (some of which are heirloom varieties) from the gardens at EP!C of Peoria. Heirloom plants are varieties which grew in gardens long ago. The seeds have been preserved to reflect the wonderful quality and flavor of those plants.
A variety of produce will be sold depending upon availability. An example of an heirloom plant is Cherokee Purple, a variety of tomato that is rose-brown and full of flavor. Often heirloom plants carry colors and taste not familiar to modern plants, such as multi-colored beans or reddish-purple carrots.
EP!C provides training to adults with special needs and operate a wonderful garden program for their clients who are raising produce from seed to harvest.