Kitchen Garden

 

The kitchen garden supplied the family with fruits and vegetables for the entire year.  A lot of thought went into choosing plants for the garden.  One of the considerations was the amount of space that a plant required.  For example, corn or squash would have been planted in a field, while smaller plants like strawberries, cucumbers and carrots would be planted in the garden. The second consideration was finding plants that could be preserved and consumed throughout the entire year.  Herbs could be dried and saved for later use, small fruits could be turned into jam, and vegetables could be canned or pickled to keep them until the winter time.
 
 
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

This website is a project of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm and the text and graphic contents of this website are © 2017  by The Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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