The South You Never Ate

On February 24, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society in partnership with the Eastern Shore of Virginia Foodways Group brings you the return of The South You Never Ate: Second Helpings.

Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator

Ira Wallace is a seed saver, an educator, and the essential intellectual and physical energy behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange—one of the country’s best known and most respected sources for heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

The Big Tomato

In the 1960s, Piedmont Label boasted a booming art department. If something could be canned, Piedmont could label it: Brunswick stew from Georgia, oysters from Mississippi, gumbo from Louisiana, black-eyed peas from Tennessee, pet food from Washington, D.C.

Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival: September 10, 2016

The Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by Monticello in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Seed Savers Exchange, is a fun, affordable, family-oriented, educational event, promoting gardening, sustainability, local food and the preservation of heritage plants.

Fried Chicken: A Complicated Comfort Food

Ask anyone to name one Southern food, and you’ll likely hear two words: Fried Chicken. But there is more going on with this staple of the Southern table than you might think.

Dining Out for Charity

Every Monday night in June, five percent (5%) of your food purchase from Lemaire’s dinner, bar or dessert menu will be donated to SFA.

Ham to Ham Combat: The Tale of Two Smithfields

Thirty years ago, my hometown of Smithfield, North Carolina, launched what the Washington Post later called “A War In the Hamlets.” On the line were rights to the title “Ham Capital of the World.”

Discovering the South You Never Ate

Experience the reinvention of Eastern Shore cuisine at historic Ker Place on Saturday, March 19 starting at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society in our mission to preserve and interpret the history of the Eastern Shore, and educate the community about its past.