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Jefferson's Notes on Winter Vegetable Needs (click to enlarge)
*/ Thomas Jefferson prided himself on keeping his plantations at Monticello and Poplar Forest as self-sufficient as possible. He remarked early in 1813 that "I have been 50. years the owner of plantations, and never yet bought pork." However, in the immediate aftermath of his return to Monticello...
"Ice-creams were produced" Ice cream frequently appears in visitors' accounts of meals with Thomas Jefferson. One visitor commented: "Among other things, ice-creams were produced in the form of balls of the frozen material inclosed in covers of warm pastry, exhibiting a curious contrast, as if the...
Like many Americans in the early nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson and his family ate only two meals a day at Monticello: breakfast, typically at eight, and dinner, in the late afternoon. Both meals were served in the Dining Room, and, if extra space were needed, in the adjoining Tea Room...
Frequently listed among the best places to live in the U.S., Charlottesville is also a great place to visit. Whether you love food, history, the arts, or the great outdoors, Charlottesville has it all. Charlottesville-Albemarle "Stay" Compilation Video from Charlottesville on Vimeo . Local Historic...
As of November 3, 2018 our Café will be undergoing exciting changes and will be operating in a limited capacity. Sandwiches, drinks and snacks will be available for sale during the hours of 11:00am-3:00pm daily. Coffee, tea and snacks are also available for sale in our Visitor Center Shop and Farm...
This daylong festival celebrates Thomas Jefferson, America’s “founding foodie,” who championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture. Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family...

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