Hearth Cooking

Strawbery Banke offers special  hearth cooking experiences in Wheelwright House. The two-hour hands-on workshops allow participants to learn open-hearth cooking skills as they make and enjoy a traditional menu.

Winter 2017-2018 workshops:

Nov. 4= Pork roast in the tin kitchen, apple sauce, roasted root vegetables, greens soup, pumpkin pie, whipped cream and freshly-churned butter

Jan. 13= Beef pie with puff pastry crust, pickled vegetables, turnip and potatoes mashed, onion soup, cake with brandied peaches, fresly-churned butter

Jan. 27= Cod fish cakes, baked beans, vegetable soup, brown bread, lemon pie, freshly- churned butter

Feb. 10= Roasted chicken in the tin kitchen, stuffing, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts, parsnip pancakes, oyster stew, cheese cake, freshly-churned butter

Feb. 24= pork and apple pie, roasted root vegetables, gingerbread long rolls, whipped cream and freshly-churned butter

March 17= Corned beef, boiled vegetables ( carrots, potatoes, cabbage, turnip, parsnips), pickled vegetables, pie, freshly-churned butter

April 7= fried fish, potato eggs, asparagus, grilled, sorrel soup. mushroom tart, pound cake with fruit, freshly-churned butter.

April 21= children and adult breakfast= frittata, sausage, pancakes, doughnuts, fruit, spiced cider, freshly-churned butter

For Winter 2017-2018 hearth-cooking workshop reservations, click here.

Hearth-Cooking Reservation/Event Policy


Allergies: Hearth cooking classes are not able to guarantee that food abides by dietary restrictions such as allergies not nuts, tree nuts, dairy or gluten. Menus will be posted ahead of time to notify participants the types of foods present.

Cancellation Policy: If a workshop is cancelled due to weather or any other reason, registrants will be notified via email.




Make a Traditional Harvest Basket -- Workshop, October 21, 1 to 4:30 pm

Learn how to make a traditional harvest basket just in time to collect this year’s bounty!  Led by  Strawbery Banke instructors, participants learn how to make an 8”x10” harvest basket to take home. Limited to 12 participants. $45 members, $55 non-members. For reservations (required) click here.

Make a Traditional Bread Basket – Workshop, Nov 18, 1 to 4:30 pm

Prepare for the holidays by learning how to make a traditional bread basket, Led by Strawbery Banke instructors, participants learn basket-making techniques as they create a bread basket to take home or share as a handcrafted holiday gift. Limited to 12 participants. $45 members, $55 non-members. For reservations (required) click here.

The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke offers adult education programs. For details, please click here.

Strawbery Banke and The Herb Society of America/Northeast Seacoast Unit host programs throughout the year. For details, click here.

Strawbery Banke hosts additional seasonal programs on honey harvesting, candle-making, fruit tree pruning and other traditional crafts and garden skills. Check the Calendar of Events for details.

Archaeology Field School -- The Strawbery Banke Archaeologist leads a two-week field school on site each summer for information about this year's school, click here.

The Strawbery Banke Collections/Archaeology Departments host programs in connection with NH Archaeology Month in April and Historic Preservation Month in May.