Friday, January 25, 2008
I love going to the local market and selecting delightful foods for my dear family. As you may have guessed, I love all things from the past and that includes groceries! I can almost smell the scent of the local mercantile where the aroma of fresh ground coffee mingles with sausage and fresh cheese. Her basket in hand, our darling Homekeeper of the Past, gracefully selects the best food for her family.... Here is a list of some of the groceries available in 1900 as well as the price that a homemaker would pay as she went about her day at the market.......
Breakfast Bacon $0.13/lb Spring Chicken $0.07/lb
Eggs $0.14/doz Green Turtle Meat $2.75
Gelatin $0.15 Sugar 100lbs/$5.80
Sardines in Oil $0.05 Early June Peas $0.10
Swiss Cheese $0.25/lb Seed Potatoes $0.35/bu.
Well, tomorrow will be market day here at Honey Hill Farm, where I am sorry to say I won't be paying $0.14/doz for eggs! Of course, I am not shopping for Green Turtle Meat either!
Yours in kindred spirit,