American colonists got
their food from several places. The modern supermarket that
we know today, where you can get all kinds of food, was not
an option back then.
who lived on the Atlantic coast often caught fish and
whales. They sold fish and whale blubber at fish markets,
which were usually down by the docks.
Many American colonists also took care of their own
food needs. It was not uncommon for a farm family to have
near the ocean while chickens, pigs, and cows were grazing
nearby and for that same family to fish for clams and other
fish down at the oceanside. This way, the family wouldn't
have to buy food from anyone else. They might have apple
trees and rows of corn and wheat. They might turn that corn
into cornbread or cornmeal mush. They might turn that wheat
into flour themselves and use it to bake bread. They might
also hunt wild animals, like deer, rabbits, and
Jan 9th, 2015
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