In March of this year the National Colonial Farm will premier its newly developed Foodways program. Over the years this successful program has fascinated visitors as they witness firsthand what our colonial ancestors ate and how it was prepared. This year we plan on taking the program and the visiting public even further into the culinary traditions of Maryland.
While we will still be cooking over the fire and using all the gizmos and gadgets of years past, the format will be drastically different! Each program will be presented much like a modern-day cooking show, where a seated audience (along with a few special guests or tasters) will watch presenters prepare a meal and discuss what makes each of these meals unique to the Tidewater area. From Maryland Fried Chicken to Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham we want to explore and celebrate the rich, culinary tradition that Maryland offers!
BUT WE NEED HELP!!!
Volunteers are needed to help with the prep work and assist during the actual “performance”. If you are a “Foodie” at heart, love history and would love to be a part of this program please contact the volunteer coordinator for further details. In addition to prep and set up we’d also like to set up times to test out many of the recipes we plan on doing during the season. We hope this turns out to be one of the most enjoyable, hectic and educational experiences for everyone involved!