The In Between of Farm-to-Table: Seasonal Food Preservation on Roanoke Island

Reaping What Was Sewn (and “How To” Year-Round) Subsistence farming is an existence derived from the heart of the land, both beautiful and raw. To those who carried the practice, landowners who grew crops were as much a part of the land as it was theirs to manipulate and master. Farming was that of subsistence … Read more

Yes, Your Grandmothers’ Recipes! Sweet Potato Pie and More 

We at Island Farm wanted to highlight some less familiar recipes that highlight this sweet treat, with harvest just around the corner. Made fresh in our cookhouse, we’re sharing our recipe for sweet potato pie and sweet potato pudding from “What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking,” published in 1881. With few spices needed, the … Read more