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Hancock Village set to host a typical Shaker supper

Friends of Hancock Shaker Village — dressed in period clothing — gather around a dinner table stocked with Shaker-style foods. Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., will host a candlelight supper on Saturday.
Friends of Hancock Shaker Village — dressed in period clothing — gather around a dinner table stocked with Shaker-style foods. Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., will host a candlelight supper on Saturday.
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For most Capital Region families, November means roast turkey, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, bread stuffing and apple pie. For Shaker families of another era, November meant roast beef, beets, parsnips, bread and potato pie. Autumn meals at Hancock Shaker Village, a farming community that began in Pittsfield, Mass., during the late 1780s, depended on harvest goods and smart storage practices. Two hundred years ago, dinner tables would have been full of hearty foods. “A typical ...


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