Calendar of  Events

Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley

Dedicated to the Promotion and Understanding of Food History

UPCOMING Events & Exhibits— 2017:


Contact the sponsoring organization for further details and registration information—before heading to an event!

Check out this reference item from Utah State University digital Library

A 1883 Sales catalog from

L. F. Duparquet & Hoyt (New York, NY)

The perfect place to identify those mysterious items in the kitchen drawer:

Interesting Articles


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~ Special Events ~



Oct. 13—5-10pm & Oct. 14-15—10am-5pm

Festival of Pumpkins—Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy.—Woodstown, NJ

Many autumn activities available; more info at:


Oct. 14-15—11am-5pm

34th Annual Chester Harvest Festival, Downtown Chester, NJ


Oct. 19—9:30am-2:30pm

The Herb Society of America~Delaware Valley Unit

Symposium: “Herbal Wine Liquors & Herbal Salts”

At the Wilson Gallery of Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrows Dr.; Princeton, NJ (across from Forrestal Village).  Fee $40.00pp/includes lunch.  Info: call Helen @ 609-919-1381—or email— 


Oct. 21-22—9am-4pm

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival, Chatsworth, NJ.  More info:


Watch here for additional upcoming events soon!

 Many of the historic sites are closed over the winter months

for reorganization, cleanings and R&R of the staff.


~  2017 Programs, Workshops & other Events  ~ 


Contact the sponsoring organization for further details and registration information

—before heading to an event!





October 8—1pm  “Tea and Other Meals in Victorian America”

Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Mansion at Smithville, 803 Smithville Rd., Easampton, NJ 08060.  Fee: $25.00/pp, includes program and afternoon tea.  Call for reservations:

856-767-3159, ask for directions, there is a road closed locally.


Oct. 14—11am-— “Tea Traditions Around the World”

Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Brick Branch Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ 08723.  Call for reservations: 732-477-4513.  Free and open to the public


Oct. 21—1pm-— “Apples—Dumplings, Cider and Jack”

Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave., Mount Laurel, NJ 08050.  More info: 856-234-7319.


October  21 - 11am-4pm

“HARVESTING The Kitchen Garden” - The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, PA

Clarissa Dillon will lead a program on harvesting and discussing the kitchen garden.  For more information, registration and fees, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.


October  22 - 1pm-3pm “Sunomono—Pickles the Japanese Way”

Workshop and Program by Brandon Forsht in Columbus, NJ.  Pickles are an integral part of Japanese cuisine.  Not all Japanese pickles use vinegar as a preservative.  In this hands-on workshop, you will help prepare and taste several types of pickles, and take some samples home with recipes.  Tea and pastries will also be served.  Fee:  $30.00pp, limit 8 students.  For reservations/questions call Brandon @ 609-481-7287.  Reservations MUST be prepaid.


Oct. 26—1:30pm-— “Corn — Simply A-maize-ing”

Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ West Deptford Free Public Library, 420 Crown Point Rd., West Deptford, NJ 08086.  Free and open to the public, Horizon Speakers Bureau Program is offered by the NJ Council of the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities.


November 5—1pm-4pm

“Smokehouse Demonstration” - Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Rd., Lebanon, NJ—Readington Museums.  Program by Susan McLellan Plaisted; donations gladly accepted for programs.  Prior registration required for groups of six or more.  More info, contact Program Director—908-236-2327—





Oct. 7—10am-4pm            HARVEST, HONEY & GARLIC Festival”

Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ—8th ANNUAL—

Farmer’s market with fresh, local fruit, vegetables, flowers & wines. Educational displays and materials, honey products; all things garlic.  Children’s activities, vendors with items for sale.  All ages; FREE admission. 

More info:


Oct. 7—10am-3pm            Fall Harvest Festival”

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA

Tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate papermaking, colonial brewing, iron making, brickmaking, blacksmithing, historic baking, and milling throughout the day.  Family-friendly activities include hay rides, pumpkin painting and colonial games.  All ages; FREE admission; Parking—$5 per car.


Oct. 14—10am-3pm          “Home and Headquarters: War Comes to Worcester”

Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 Shearer Rd., Lansdale, PA—610-584-5104

Learn how in October 1777 the Wentz family coped with General Washington and his staff using the house as a military headquarters during the busy harvest season.  Experience camp life of an officer & soldier, visit with General Washington, and assist with autumn farm activities throughout the day.


Oct. 14—10am-3pm          The Newlin Series: Fall Foraging & History Walk”

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA

Explore different aspects of Newlin Grist Mill’s unique historical and environmental resources.  Includes a hike on the property with Newlin staff to look for flora and fauna that would have been used by the 18th C. inhabitants of the area for food, medicine and more.  All ages; $5/members; $7/non-members.  Pre-registration required— 610-459-2349.


Now Until Nov. 5th: Rise and Shine at the Manor:

Pottsgrove Manor, Pottsgrove, PA; 18th century morning activities. 10am-4pm Tues-Sat, 1pm-4pm Sundays—FREE!



Watch for additional upcoming Events in future posts!




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