Foodways Fridays showcase typical cooking techniques, ingredients, and food culture of the past! Each Friday from 10am to 12pm, historic sites at Living History Farms will explore a differing food theme through demonstrations and displays. Sites and theme topics vary from week to week June 9 through August 25. Food trivia and recipes will be available to take home!
Thank you to Hy-Vee for their support of our Foodways Fridays program.
August 25, Food Preservation: Even in the heat of August, Iowans were already thinking of the coming cold months. Visit the 1700 Ioway Farm and 1850 Pioneer Farm today to explore how early Iowans preserved food without the aid of canning and refrigeration. Chat with General Store staff in Walnut Hill to discover how tin cans and glass jars changed what was bought and sold for 1875 Iowa.