Historic Foodways Weekend at Coggeshall Farm

Posted 8/2/22

What did early Rhode Islanders eat? How did they grow, forge for and make their own food? Find out at Coggeshall Farm Museum's Historic Foodways Weekend on August 6 and 7.

Costumed historians will …

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Historic Foodways Weekend at Coggeshall Farm

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What did early Rhode Islanders eat? How did they grow, forge for and make their own food? Find out at Coggeshall Farm Museum's Historic Foodways Weekend on August 6 and 7.

Costumed historians will lead three presentations and a craft and story reading for the kids. The first section will be "Foraging Farmers" at 11:00 a.m., a presentation about the food early farmers found in their own backyard. At 12:30, the staff will present "Good Libations:" the history of beverages like coffee, tea, cider and rum. At 1:00, visitors will travel to the Cheese House for a presentation about the importance of cheese and how it was preserved in the Cheese House. 

After learning about the farm, guests can create fruit and vegtable stamp art. There will also be two story times: a reading of "Our Little Kitchen" at 11:00 a.m. and "In our Garden" at 3:00 p.m. 

WHAT: Coggeshall Farm Museum's Historic Foodways Weekend 

WHERE: Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol 

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-17; free for members

MORE INFO: Purchase tickets and read more at https://www.coggeshallfarm.org/event/historic-foodways-weekend/ 

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