Food preservation techniques commonly used in 1917 will be demonstrated at the Jensen Living Historical Farm Saturday, August 20. Graduate student Nancy Desmond coordinates the event.
Demonstrations are provided from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The Jensen Living Historical Farm is located six miles southwest of Logan on U.S. Highway 89-91 and is operated by Utah State University.
"Canning and food preservation was always an important part of farm life," Desmond said. "But, because of the war effort in 1917, it became even more important."
Through publications of the day, like the one presented by the Goodhousekeeping Institute, women were encouraged to become "an army of kitchen soldiers." Extension agents from the Agricultural College also held seminars and released pamphlets offering tips on safety and the best use of resources.
Admission to food preservation day at the farm is $5 per family or $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens and 50 cents for children. For more information call 245-4064.