Harvest Week

This week we are looking at food. We have addressed this topic before, but as we enter into fall we now consider the harvest. In late summer the world around us seems to swell with an abundance of food not seen the rest of the year.

This collection of fishing hooks from our First Nations gallery was captured by Bluetree Photography in partnership with Destination Campbell River . The tools people use to collect their food can provide insight into the lives they lead.

Where does your food come from? What kind of tools do you use to gather food?

For harvest week we thought you would enjoy some local recipes from the cookbook published in 1996 by the Museum and Harbour Publishing.  It’s out of print now, but we have a copy in our Archives Research Library.

Cranberry Pear Pie

Smoked Salmon Pate

Tarragon Tomatoes

We love this photo of a young Celia Haig-Brown with some of the harvest from the gardens at her home – Above Tide (now known as the Haig-brown House).

This photo shows an abundant harvest from Campbell River soils in 1918!
The Thulin potato field behind the third Willows Hotel. Left to right: Lillie Thulin, Elin Thulin, and Mrs. Carl O. Thulin. The two men standing are unknown. The man sitting in front was Elmer, a Japanese gardener employed by the Hotel.
Pearly and Pansy Schnaar wearing their rose hip necklaces.
Do you ever harvest rose hips? What do you make with them?

The Museum Puppets love food!  Early Campbell River pioneer Fred Nunns is no exception.  We hope you enjoy these puppet shows.  There are many more on our YouTube Channel!

With the City of Campbell River allowing residential homes to have a small flock of chickens, more and more local families are harvesting and eating fresh eggs from their gardens! This photo shows the chicken yard and outbuildings at Marlatt family homestead, Mary Island (now known as Marina Island). The year is unknown.
What’s your favourite way to eat eggs?
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We hope you have enjoyed this compilation of information for Harvest Week 2020!  To test your knowledge, we have created a short crossword puzzle!  The puzzle and answers are below. Have fun!

Harvest Week Crossword Puzzle

Harvest Week Puzzle Solutions


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