Bygone Basics

Bygone Basics

Heritage Culinary and home experiences. Preserving our heritage through experiencing the lost home art of "putting food by." Re-Live an era when things were simpler, foods were natural, saving pennies was important, and people knew what was on their plate. Learn and Do; home canning, food preservation, jam & jelly making, butter churning, and baking items from "scratch". Also making soap and candles. Revel in heritage kitchen tools and methods while comparing with modern ones. This is the perfect experience for families, best friends, engaged couples, sisters, grandparents & grandchildren, and of course....visitors to this beautiful rural area. There is no better way to see the character and flavor of an area than through experiencing its food and heritage. Laugh...have fun with this; ask tough questions...learn a life skill. This is as lighthearted or as serious as you want it to be! Discover the simple pleasures of early American kitchens and rural farm life, local kitchenaire, Valerie Hanson opens the door to one of the lost (almost) cuisine arts. Join Valerie in her 1874 heritage home's kitchen where you’ll experience basics and tricks of bygone eras by recreating regional heritage foods & preserving abundant seasonal harvests using fascinating tools, techniques & recipes gained from many generations. Take what you make & shop for unique gifts at the Bygone Basics Pantry of soaps, jams and bakery goods.

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Contact Information

Address

5200 Anderson Road

Montague, MI 49437

Driving Directions

Reservations: (231) 740-4065

Phone: (231) 740-4065

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Montague Weather

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CLOUDY
36°F
CLOUDY, humidity 89%, barometer 29.82,
wind 17 mph WNW
Monday
Chilly with thickening clouds
46°F | 34°F
Chilly with thickening clouds
Tuesday
Partial sunshine
45°F | 29°F
Partial sunshine
Wednesday
Mostly sunny and breezy
55°F | 46°F
Mostly sunny and breezy
Thursday
Mostly cloudy and breezy
57°F | 33°F
Mostly cloudy and breezy
Friday
Chilly with considerable cloudiness
43°F | 24°F
Chilly with considerable cloudiness

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