• 2019 Monthly Dutch Oven Gathering Schedule
      You are welcome to join us for our monthly Dutch Oven Gathering! Our monthly DOGs are a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends while cooking outdoors. We cook in cast iron and share a group meal pot-luck-style. Not sure what dish to make? That is […]
    • 2018 Dutch Oven Cooking Year in Review
      2018 was a busy and exciting year for the Valley Forge Black Pots.  We were recognized by the National Park Service for our volunteer efforts at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, held Monthly Dutch Oven Gatherings from April – October, […]
    • Dutch Oven Demonstration at Daniel Boone Homestead, September 2018
      We were invited to demonstrate Dutch Oven cooking at Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro for their Heritage Day on September 29, 2018.  We had beautiful weather to show their many visitors the possibilities of cooking outdoors in camp Dutch Ovens. […]
    • Cast Iron Cooking Demonstration at Bethany Presbyterian Church, September 2018
      One of our members, Ron, organized a dutch oven cooking demonstration and gathering at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Oxford, PA.  We cooked alongside members of the church, and had a wonderful group meal.  Thank you Ron for organizing this event. […]
    • East Coast Dutch Oven Gathering, September 2018
      We participated in the East Coast Dutch Oven Gathering again in 2018.  This is an annual event that is held at Codorus State Park near Hanover, Pennsylvania. The rain didn’t deter a fine turnout, and a great time was had by all. Paul and his […]
    • Dutch Oven Demonstration at the Mill at Anselma, August 2018
      We were invited to demonstrate Dutch Oven cooking techniques at the Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs, PA, which was grinding cornmeal on the day of our exhibit.  We made cornbread and a tomato pie using Anselma Mill’s cornmeal, and our […]
    • Dutch Oven Demonstration at Berks County Heritage Center, July 2018
      We were invited to participate in the “Step Back in Time” event at the Berks County Heritage Center in Reading Pennsylvania on July 22, 2018.  We made coffee, biscuits with sausage gravy, stone soup, tortilla soup, sourdough bread served […]
    • Our National Park Service Recognition for Volunteer Service, May 2018
      In May 2018 National Park Service recognized the Valley Forge Black Pots as one of the top groups that contributed the highest number of volunteer hours at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Without our group’s help, and the help of the […]
    • Valley Forge Black Pots DOG at Cabelas, April 2017
        The Valley Forge Black Pots had a good day at Cabela’s this last Saturday & Sunday, the 29th & 30th of April. Ron Leh sent this very nice message of appreciation to our group:         Ron also sent some […]
    • What a Wonderful Day for Our Last DOG of the Season, October 2015
      We were all watching the weather fearing the forecast for cold weather but it turned out to be a great day. Between that and the dishes that were prepared we couldn’t have asked for a better day to be with friends and have some fun. I was also […]
    • Register now for the East Coast Dutch Oven Gathering 16 – 17 October 2015
          It’s getting close. Join us for the 2nd Annual East Coast Dutch Oven Gathering in the Village of Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, PA. Our host again, and with thanks, is the Bird-in-Hand Corporation who have graciously provided […]
    • Upcoming Dutch Oven Gatherings in PA, 2015
                PA is becoming the place for Dutch Oven Gatherings. Here’s the schedule for May and June. Saturday, May 30th, Cooking with The Dutch Oven Guys, Christmas Pines Campground, 450 Red Church Road, Auburn, PA […]
    • May 9th, 2015 DOG with the Colliers at Hopewell Furnace
      This month’s Dutch Oven Gathering will be special. Instead of setting up behind the Tenant House we will be next to the colliers directly in front of the anthracite ruins. We will be able to see the “Lighting of the Pile”. Hopewell […]
    • 2015 IDOS Dutch Oven World Championship Cook Off
      The Cook with Cabela’s production team was with us for the IDOS Dutch Oven World Championship Cook Off last month and filmed the semi finals and finals. There where some great shots and interviews with the competitors. Enjoy. […]
    • A New Season of Gatherings, March 2015
      Welcome to 2015 and a new season of Dutch Oven Gatherings. We have confirmed the 2nd Saturday of every month as our DOG Day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.  For those that will be joining us for the first time don’t worry about […]
    • Valley Forge Black Pots has New Host for DOGs, March 2014
      We are so excited to announce that we have engaged in a partnership with Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This is such a great opportunity for us and we want to thank Edie Shean-Hammond, Superintendent, and Frances Delmar, […]