February 7, 2015 |

Ever wonder how the food we eat everyday is produced? Or where the ingredients of your favorite meal originate?

Now’s your chance to find out!

This spring, explore the history of food and food production at the “Farm to Table” Spring Break Celebration. The event, hosted by George Ranch Historical Park, delves into 100 years of food history. Guests can also enjoy a historical chuckwagon meal and showcase their culinary skills at the Dutch-oven cooking competition.

The farm-to-table movement has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is currently a prevalent theme in restaurants and a preference for health advocates across the nation. The movement has been of great benefit to both farmers and the farming industry as a whole.

Farm-to-table, closely linked with both the local food movement and organic farming, involves the process of producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. The movement came about in response to recent attitudes regarding food safety, food freshness, food seasonality, and small-farm economics.

At the “Farm to Table” celebration, guests will learn about the many historical processes practiced throughout the years. Topics include plowing and solder ration cooking in the 1830s, the magic herbs of the Ryon Prairie Farm in the 1860s, food preservation at the Sharecropper Farm in the 1890s, the basics of ranching at Line Camp, the process of cattle production, and the type of cooking utensils used in the 1930s.

The event takes place at George Ranch Historical Park, an internationally recognized living history site in Richmond dedicated to strengthening awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage in Texas. The non-profit institution preserves and interprets the four generational storyline of the Georges, a family of industrious pioneers who worked hard to improve the crops and livestock on their ranch lands.

The exciting celebration takes place throughout the month of March, beginning on Saturday, March 7th at 9:00 AM. For more information, visit the George Ranch Historical Park website.

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