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Advertising items from Trenton's once diverse food industry are included in the museum exhibit. Image courtesy of Trenton City Museum.

Savor Trenton’s taste treats at City Museum, Feb. 22

Advertising items from Trenton's once diverse food industry are included in the museum exhibit. Image courtesy of Trenton City Museum.
Advertising items from Trenton’s once diverse food industry are included in the museum exhibit. Image courtesy of Trenton City Museum.

TRENTON, N.J. – The capital city of the Garden State was once home to major breweries and numerous dairies, bakeries and food processing plants. The Trenton City Museum has recognized these enterprises in an exhibition titled A Taste of Trenton, which continues through March 15.

A special program titled Oyster Crackers, Tomato Pies and Champale is scheduled Sunday, Feb. 22, to further sample Trenton’s food industry heritage. Topics of discussion will include:

  • 1:30 p.m., a presentation about Champale and other local breweries;
  • 2 p.m., history of Trenton’s farmers markets;
  • 2:30 p.m., sample tomato pies and pork roll ($2 donation suggested);
  • 3 p.m., interesting Trenton bottles.

Participants may bring one Trenton-related bottle to find out more about the company that distributed it, however, this is not an appraisal.

The Trenton City Museum is located at the Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit www.ellarslie.org for more information and directions or contact Museum Director Brian O. Hill at 609-989-3632.

A Taste of Trenton is being presented in conjunction with Key Ingredients: America by Food, a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition running concurrently at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.