Bacon goes back in time at Volkening Heritage Farm

Oct 19, 2016

Gain historical insight on a breakfast favorite during the Schaumburg Park District’s From Hog House to Smokehouse. 

The event is set for noon-4 p.m., Nov. 20, at Spring Valley’s Volkening Heritage Farm, 201 S. Plum Grove Road.

Learn to make sausage, smoke hams and see how 1880s farm families used every part of the pig. Children’s activities will be available throughout the day. 

“We show how people 130 years ago cut and preserved meat,” said Patty Kennedy, farm program coordinator. “It’s an opportunity to view traditional cuts of meat and learn from which part of the pig it comes.”

Admission is $3 per person and $12 per family of six or fewer with additional members $3 each. Children ages 3 and younger are free. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase.

Parking will be available at Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. A free wagon shuttle will take visitors to the farm.

For more information, call (847) 985-2115 or visit

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