Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Ephrata Academy: Preserving the Harvest
At this time of year, the early settlers of Pennsylvania were gathering their crops and preparing for winter. Their actions were as natural to them as the changing of the seasons. On Thursday, November 10 the Historic Ephrata Cloister presents the next installment of the Virtual Ephrata Academy with a program entitled “Preserving the Harvest” presented by Susan Plaisted of Heart to Hearth Cookery. The program will offer a look at colonial preservation practices including drying, potting, and the broad definition of “pickle.”
The free program is offered as part of The Virtual Ephrata Academy presented on Zoom. Advance registration is required and can be made at https://bit.ly/3sLFKpN
Susan Plaisted offers demonstrations of 17th century through 19th century Colonial American, European, and Native American cooking methods, practices, and foodways. She offers programs at many historic sites and museums in the Delaware Valley region and beyond. She is a founding member the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley, a member of Culinary Historians of New York, and Culinary Historians of Washington, D. C. She is also a Board-Certified Pediatric Dietitian.
The Virtual Ephrata Academy program is presented on the second Thursday of each month except, December, by the Historic Ephrata Cloister.