Island Farm Foodways – Exploring Historical Traditions

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, our thoughts are on tradition—the memories that flood back when you stop to think about your family and special traditions that go way back to when your grandparents were young. What are some of your favorite family Thanksgiving traditions? Perhaps there is one special dish that always takes center stage on the food table, or a certain activity that your family has always enjoyed. Traditions are things to be honored and remembered—they keep history and memories alive as we go about the busyness of life today.

The Island Farm is a special place that honors tradition and is dedicated to keeping it alive. Located just two miles north of Manteo, NC, visitors can experience life as it was before the Civil War. The farm has several special events throughout the year that we like to highlight, as it is a fun place for guests of White Doe to spend an afternoon. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the farm is hosting an event called Island Foodways on November 28-29th, 2014. From 10am to 4pm each day, you can come out and explore old-fashioned food traditions and learn how Roanoke families cooked their food and prepared for winter during the 1850s. Find out the secrets to cooking on a hearth and how they preserved the wonderful food they made. There will also be ox-wagon rides during the mornings. To support the Roanoke Island Food Pantry, the farm is offering $1 off admission if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

This is a great place to spend some time during or after your Thanksgiving activities—bring the whole family out for a day of fun. Even Grandma Betsy might learn something new! If you are looking for a beautiful place to stay during your time on the Outer Banks, the White Doe Inn in Manteo is a perfect choice. Whether you are alone, with a special loved one or need a place for the whole family, our Victorian bed and breakfast can provide an all-inclusive stay that you won’t soon forget. Rest, relax and enjoy all that our beautiful area has to offer. You can check availability directly online or feel free to contact us at 252-473-9851 for reservation information. Make staying at the White Doe Inn a new family tradition!

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