Tuesday, July 21, 2015

U.P. Farming History: Tour Wintergreen Foods July 23

CALUMET -- Food has always been an important topic in U.P. history. From harvesting wild thimbleberries, whitefish, and other native foods to clearing fields for rutabagas and herds of dairy cattle, the ways in which people have sourced their food have changed over time. Food production remains an important part of the local economy.

Join Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm for a brief overview of U.P. farming during the last century. Stay for the tour after their presentation, where you can get your hands dirty and experience a bit of agriculture today!

This presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Wintergreen Foods, located at 18334 State M-38 (the former Candlelight), in Ontonagon, Mich. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Fourth Thursday in History series arranges public presentations on important aspects of Copper Country and regional history, including techniques for historic preservation. Presentations are scheduled in venues throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, particularly at historic sites associated with specific topics.

For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.

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