Spring Foodways at the Johnson Ferry House
May 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
From Kitchen Garden to Table: 18th Century Dutch Foodways Program
Foodways are the historical, cultural and social traditions that surround food. Washington Crossing State Park historian Nancy Ceperley will present a Spring Foodways program at the 1740 Johnson Ferry House, with cooking demonstrations of various dishes that include Spring fare, using period “receipts” (recipes).
The menu will be literally “from kitchen garden to table,” with a focus on the foodways of the Netherlands and the New World Dutch settlers. Food preparation and interpretation, as well as house and garden tours will be ongoing from 11 am to 4 pm. All interpreters will be in Colonial era clothing. For more information, please call 609-737-2515.
Members of the WCPA Conservation Committee will be at the nearby Nelson House to discuss local native plants, with a focus on the edible species that sustained the Lenape people.
This is part of Hopewell Valley Heritage Week: May 20th-29th: “Farm to Table: Honoring Hopewell Valley’s Agricultural Roots”