Our field trip to Old Salem in November was so much fun! The students learned about history and spent time in the gardens.
While at Old Salem, one of the farmers pulled a salsify root and explained to the kids that it is also known as the oyster plant because of its oyster-like taste when cooked. He let us bring the salsify back for that week’s “New Food Friday”. Per the Old Salem farmer’s suggestion, we turned the salsify into fritters, just as the original Old Salem settlers would have done so many years ago. They were quite good.