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Thursday March 27th, 2014

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The John R. Park Homestead’s maple season ends with a special dinner on Saturday March 29th at Oxley Estate Winery. The winery is hosting a maple-themed evening with a portion of the event going to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation to help preserve our region’s cultural heritage.

The menu includes maple lemon roasted pork loin with soup, salad, and dessert – all enhanced with real maple syrup. “I have always enjoyed the Homestead’s maple festival,” said Ann Wilson, Oxley Estate Winery owner. “We sell Essex County syrup here at the winery and I am excited to discover how it is made.” John R. Park Homestead staff will be in pioneer garb to share a Sweet Talk on maple’s local history and lore as guests warm up with Oxley’s mulled wine at their outdoor fireplace.

“Oxley Estate Winery is generously supporting the Homestead with this new event,” said Janet Cobban, Homestead Curator. “We are excited to add a dinner to our traditional maple season.” Over the past six weeks the Homestead has welcomed over 2,000 visitors for Maple March Break, school and group tours, the Maple Moon evening, and the First Taste of Spring event.

Tickets for the Maple Dinner are $50 per person and reservations are required by calling 519-738-3264. Vegetarian options are also available.

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