The herbs, fruits and vegetables produced in the gardens each year enjoy a second life in the Museum’s Historic Foodways program. Culinary history interpreters cook period dishes daily in season, using heirloom plant varieties, traditional recipes and preservation techniques to awaken the senses to new understandings of the past. By keeping food traditions alive, the gardens help visitors experience some of the deep connections between plants and people. Partnerships with community gardens and Slow Food Seacoast also help to apply the time-tested practices of the past, toward a more sustainable future.
Heirloom Seed Saving (PDF)
UNH Cooperative Extension -- Food Preservation
National Center for Home Food Preservation
Feeding America (historic recipe search engine)