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Blog Posts by Katy Woods

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


Today, we take for granted the varieties of foods we can buy anytime of the year at our local super market. We can buy Madagascar vanilla in Virginia. Bananas, once exotic, are now seen as an everyday fruit on the breakfast table. It seems like we have no limit to what food we can purchase whenever...More >>
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Beets from Jefferson’s garden
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables which constitute my principal diet." Food was a large part of Jefferson’s life. His garden was organized into 24 squares and further divided into...More >>
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