Garden to Hearth

1140 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 473-6500

After the Thanksgiving meal’s been finished and the table is clear, Island Farm maintains the spirit of harvest and fall food traditions. Garden to Hearth is an annual event that explores the traditions that surrounded heritage cooking and food preservation during the 1800s. Learn how early settlers in the Outer Banks preserved their food and readied themselves for winter with the help of costumed interpreters who take you behind the scenes. This two-day event is held on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. Children on Thanksgiving break and visiting loved ones love the interactive program and activities, which include hearth cooking, food preservation, candle making and ox-drawn wagon rides. Visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for Roanoke Island Food Pantry, and those who do receive a reduced admission fee.