Apples of many varieties were cultivated in Jefferson’s Virginia. The fruit was used to make pies, preserves, and other foodstuffs, of course, but in Jefferson’s time apples were especially valued for the making of cider.
Winemaking in Virginia was first attempted by our country’s first settlers over 400 years ago. Today, you can experience the fruits of their labors when you visit one of the almost 300 wineries around the Commonwealth. Video produced by Virginia is for Lovers.
This annual event, truly a unique opportunity to explore the essence of the apple, has been among our most popular programs. Supermarkets today provide only a limited sample of the thousands of apple varieties once available to 19th-century fruit lovers.
How would we describe the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello? We asked our amazing presenters. "Inspirational." "A place of culinary memory." "A perfect day." Don't forget to join us next year for the 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival on September 22, 2018!
No story illustrates Jefferson’s missionary zeal for plant experimentation or his devotion to American economic success better than his lifelong quest for upland rice. In 1787, Jefferson was serving his country in Paris as Minister to France. He envisioned the new American nation as an agrarian...