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Nancy Webster

2 East Rose Valley Road
Wallingford, PA 19086






Annual Report of the Historic Foodways PIG - 2015

Meetings held and/or scheduled:  Annual Conference in Williamsburg

Activities:  A draft of a foodways safety document will be E-mailed to all known members of the Historic Foodways committee, it will be discussed and amended and approved at the annual meeting. It will then be available for publication on our web site and in the Bulletin.

We are working on making the Historic Foodways PIG webpage and the Facebook page more relevant to our members.
No financial report for Historic Foodways PIG

Report Submitted: June 1, 2015
Carolyn Dilda, Chair 


2014 Annual Meeting News:

Hello Historic Foodways PIG group-


I hope this finds you all well. The National meeting in Calgary was lovely, and we missed many of you.

Here is a summary of what happened at the meeting.

First and foremost we need to welcome member Carolyn Dilda and the new Historic Foodways PIG chair! She is now the Chair and will continue to be for the next two years. She can be reached at cdilda@gmail.com.

During the meeting members reviewed the first draft of a very easy food safety guide. It was proposed several years ago to write a basic guide up so that it can be posted in the Members Only section of the ALHFAM web site. Members reviewed the basic draft, some suggestions were made for improvements. I will be making the corrections and sending it Mercy Ingraham and Nancy Webster, both of whom offered to proof read the document. Once I make corrections I will then send it to Caroline so she can continue the process of getting it posted on line.

Also during the meeting we discussed hands-on workshops and sessions we’d like to see at the 2015 National, which will be held at Colonial Williamsburg. Suggestions included brewing, 17th century (Jamestown) cookery, the use of hotbeds to produce vegetables for the table, table lines and kitchen textiles and baking. The CW staff will be able to offer several opportunities, we hope, for hands-on sessions. We are looking forward to it. If you have any other suggestions please pass along your ideas to Carolyn.

Thank you for support over the past two years, and I hope to see you all next year here in Virginia.

Kimberly Costa



See the gallery of photos from the recent FARM & Historic Foodways Dairying Skills Workshop at Landis Valley Farm Museum. Link to Picasa Gallery

We continue to look for old members and wants to bring in the new. Please contact the chairperson if interested in being a member.

The Historic Foodways Professional Interest Group now has a Facebook page – Check it out now 

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