Farm to Table Saturdays

Nothing like a farmhouse kitchen to feel at home on a Saturday! Join us for our new cooking series, “Farm to Table Saturdays,” highlighting the recipes and ingredients common in a 1920s Shawnee kitchen. Every month we’ll feature a new food theme and feature the mix of the modern products, cultural traditions, and local agriculture that influenced every Kansas City family’s dinner table 100 years ago.

The program is included with general admission and free to Friends of Shawnee Town members. Guests are welcome to chat with our cooks and sample their efforts from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Saturday, March 12, 2022 – Baking Day
Rise and shine – it's bread-baking time! Farm families had fresh bread with every meal, so stop by to explore the baking process and sample different styles with some fresh churned butter and preserves.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Family Dinner
An army marches on its stomach, and farmers are the same! What kind of mid-day dinner would fuel a family for spring planting season? Visitors will get to smell and taste samples of a traditional truck farm meal, including corn fritters and Spanish-style potatoes!

Saturday, May 14, 2022 – Homemade Berry Pie and Ice Cream
Nothing says springtime like berries and ice cream! Get your churning muscles ready because we will be cooking and sampling a "goosecherry" pie with homemade ice cream!

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Tomato Soup Cake
Grilled cheese is not the only thing that goes with tomato soup...just add a bit of flour, some sugar and a few spices, and you are well on your way to a delicious tomato soup cake! Stop by and try this surprisingly delicious 1928 recipe.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -Time for J-E-L-L-O
Invented in the late 1800s, Jell-O was very popular in 1920s cooking! With a little bit of time and boiling water, Jell-O could transform a boring salad or dessert into something memorable. Help us try some 1920s recipes and see if they hold up!


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