When it comes to purchasing food, the United States leads the way in the safe distribution of food to the public. Safety measures are taken in packaging and delivery as well. It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people didn't have the safeguards for storing foods like we have now.
An Adams County Mobile Food Pantry will be held this Saturday (July 26) at 525 Jersey Street in Quincy. Some 12-thousand pounds of fresh produce and food items will be given out beginning at 10 am. at the Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP parking lot.
I will be involved this Saturday, along with Dennis Oliver, in the 3rd Annual Wild Game Cook Off at the Ridge View Winery in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. They will be cooking things like Squirrel in a Crock Pot, Beaver Burgers, Elk Roast, Turtle Stew, Deer Sausage, and God knows what else. It got me to thinking about the Pioneer days when people actually ate those foods on a daily basis.