Welcome to Case-Barlow Farm!
Case-Barlow Farm aims to be a regional model of historic preservation and adaptive reuse. We engage the community in an authentic interactive experience, offering a perspective of events, issues, and people of the Western Reserve from the past to the present. Case-Barlow Farm will connect people with history, arts, and culture. We enhance the educational and cultural offerings of the region, and we captivate the learning mind!
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CBF appreciates the many volunteers who support the mission of preserving the history of Hudson with time, talent and money. Some current opportunities for volunteers include writing about farm life, interviewing folks who knew the Case and Barlow families and helping with the inventory of interesting artifacts. Please contact the farm if you are interested in helping.
Rod and Betsy MacLeod shared the details of turning map sap into maple syrup by tapping one of the CBF maple trees. Betsy explains that “tapping of a tree can be a family project that teaches children about food production and gives us a feel for what goes into making just one product, syrup, that we might take for granted. Our grandchildren have helped tap and collect the sap. It is the boiling of the sap which takes the time and involves the adults in the family. Once tapped, one can expect to collect from one tap a gallon or more sap some days and very little sap other days. The weather is going to determine the amount. A farmer experiences this variable regularly. The boiling takes time since you must boil down forty quarts of sap to get one quart of syrup. Having had some syrup this morning from trees we tapped last spring in Hudson, we can attest to the fact that the syrup is delicious and worth the work involved.”
Second Sunday Open Houses Return May 2019
Thanks to all who came and helped with our 2018 Open Houses! Look for more Second Sunday CBF Open Houses in May, June, July and August, 2019