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.
July 14, Corn and Hogs: Modern Iowa takes a great deal of pride in the quality of the pork and amount of corn it provides. Visit the history farm sites today to explore the corn and pork production of the past! Ioway farmers grew flour corns for making corn flour. Join the 1700 Ioway Farm staff in exploring corn mortars and corn flours. Check out the 1850 Pioneer Farm hog pen and corn fields where farmers will be explaining the change to cash farming and the dilemma of selling corn or keeping it to feed pigs to sell. The 1900 Farm will render lard today, talking about the needs and uses for lard at the turn of the century!