Historic Foodways Weekend
Times: Please see inside for schedule
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission ($10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-17) or with Coggeshall Farm Museum membership or Old Sturbridge Village membership
Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI
Explore Rhode Island traditions like johnnycakes and how the proximity to the ocean has always influenced what Rhode Islanders eat and drink. Costumed historians will walk guests through all aspects of early American foodways, from how ingredients were sourced and grown to methods of cooking, preserving, and presentation.
Click here to purchase tickets for Saturday, August 6th
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Schedule (Subject to Change)
Guests can explore the farm at their own pace and many activities will be happening throughout the day. Time and date-specific activities are noted as such below.
Foraging Farmers | 11:00 am
Farmers raised a lot of their own food, but sometimes they turned to the bounty that nature provides. What things might a farmer find in their own backyard?
Good Libations | 12:30 pm
Early American life ran on refreshments of all sorts! Learn the history of popular beverages like coffee, tea, rum, and cider in New England; as well as the places they were made and consumed. Explore the importance of alcoholic and caffeinated drinks in our time period, and hear about some local Bristol beverage connections.
Cheese House | 1:00 pm
For the first time in many years, Coggeshall will open up our Cheese House across the street and stock it with traditionally made cheeses. Learn from a costumed historian why cheese was so important and what role the cheese house would play in its preservation.
Fruit and Vegetable Prints: Food can be art too! Visit our craft area to make your own fruit/vegetable stamp art.
11:00 am: Our little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki
3:00pm: In Our Garden by Pat Zietlow Miller