News Release 119

Food of the Frontier program planned June 16 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-119 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Celebrate the role of food in the 19th century Ozarks during a special event Saturday, June 16 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. “From Garden to Table: Food in the Frontier Ozarks” will feature demonstrations of historic methods for growing and preparing food. The event, sponsored by Missouri State Parks, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Garden to Table event will feature period cooking demonstrations and programs that highlight the unique cuisine of the Ozarks. Visitors will also learn more about the historic site’s heritage vegetable garden.
Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, which preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone, was originally part of Boone’s expansive farm. Boone owned more than 700 acres, and raised a wide variety of animals and crops.

The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For more information about the event, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.