- SEPTEMBER 28th, 2013 - 6:00 pm
not refundable, are $45.00 per guest
for all seats.
gate admission included free)
only. Seating is limited to
are taken in order of postmark, and your
tickets will be returned by mail.
cameras / cell phones, please.
harvest celebration banquet:
Roast goose, served with a menu
of seasonal dishes & gingerbread sweets.
- in the middle ages
celebrated the end of the harvest. Holiday activities were often held on September 29th,
following the equinox, marking the official end of the farming and accounting
year. This was an important time, when manor books were closed out, rents paid, a new reeve (the chief
officer of the village) was chosen, and storehouses stocked for the winter
Michael, patron saint of Somerset, revered in
medieval times for his strength and courage, is the angel credited with casting
Lucifer out of paradise and
conveying souls off to the place of judgement, for which reason he is also
patron saint of trades using scales
(chefs, goldsmiths, and millers, no doubt).
this holiday traditionally was symbolized with
glofe, gees, and gyngeuer. The glove
represented the open-handedness and generosity of the lord of the village, goose eaten for good luck in the coming year (“If you eat goose on
Michelmasse day, you will never want money all year”), and ginger, believed to provide protection against infection.
The harvest feast paid the laborers for their boon work with meat, fish,
ale and good bread.
BREAD (to eat & to eat upon)
HERB FLOWER SALAT
OF PORK (pork & cheese tart)
(meat & almonds potage)
Y-ROSTE IN HAZELNUT SAWCE
CIDER - MUSTE (spiced juice)
OF LOMBARDYE (chicken, gingerbread & spices)
Y-ROSTE IN SAUCE MADAME
FRUIT OF THE SEASON
ALE / MUSTE (spiced juice)