One easy way to ease someone into period appropriate foods is to take a trip to the farmers market. This can take the fear out of anyone when they are wondering "What on earth can we eat?"
The great thing about summer is that there is an abundance of fruits & veggies that are in season. Being from NC there's an almost endless list
Fall brings another season of bounty! Some summer items are being carried over.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Winter Squash
|Making a great soup on a chilly day!|
You will want to use up what is left from the root cellar and what was put away for winter use- lots of root veggies, mixed with new spring produce.
This is also when hens start laying again, so eggs can be added back to the menu!
- Poultry (Chicken, Turkey, Goose)
- Game meat
Every season will depend based on your geographic location check your local farmers market or produce stands to see what is available just before an event. If you are able to keep a garden with fresh veggies & herbs keep the 19th century in mind. Period garden guides, such as, The Field and Garden Vegetables of America published in 1865 offers insight into what varieties were available to our 19th century ancestors.