Bits of helpful information
a) J.C.Penny's® sells a ladies boot named "Kelly II" by St. John's Bay® for approx $34.00. This is a nice for first time re-enactors as it is inexpensive with some nice 'period-like' features (an ankle length boot, square toe, and no metal grommets around the lace holes). The heel and soles work well with the re-enacting camping.
Ham, turkey, chicken, pork, smoked meats,
sweet potatoes, cabbage, greens, beans, peas, white potatoes
Seasonal fruits: Spring: Strawberries. Summer: Fall: apples Winter: citrus (lemon, oranges)
Bananas were a
common import available from Havana and surrounding southern islands.
Breads & rolls
Pies and cakes
Drinks: Tea, coffee, water, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer