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Dundee Foodways: Fast Facts

Calder Dairy Egg Nog

Calder Dairy's 2006 Egg Nog

Dundee is the last stop of the Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways tour in Michigan. The far southeastern corner of Michigan is steeped in foodways traditions dating back to pre-colonial times.

Independent Dairy
The Calder Dairy in Carleton is one of only 12 remaining family dairies in the state. It has been in operation since 1946, and still delivers glass-bottled milk to homes across Southeast Michigan.

Wine
The wine industry has regained interest in the area in recent years, including the opening of the Pentamere Winery. The industry was popular before Prohibition, but the Volstead Act made wine production for consumers illegal.

German POWs Pick Tomatoes
In World War II, Dundee housed German prisoners of war (POWs), who were enlisted to pick tomatoes at local farms for area canneries. While there are no longer tomato canning factories, tomatoes are still an important regional crop. On the other side of the Atlantic, local man who was an American POW in Germany took tomato seeds with him when he returned to the United States. He planted them in Monroe, where the heirloom tomatoes have grown ever since.

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Events

Jan. 31, 2008
6:00 p.m. VIP Reception for Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways. Invitation Only. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee

Feb. 1, 2008
6:00 p.m. Grand Opening of Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways. Open to the Public. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee

Feb. 1 - Mar. 16, 2008
Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee.
Museum Hours during the exhibit: Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays: 7 a.m. to noon. Tuesdays: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 a.m. to noon. Thursdays: Closed. Fridays: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays: Noon to 4 p.m.

Feb. 2, 2008
6:00 p.m. Wild Game and Wine Tasting. $18 admission/$20 at door. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee

Feb. 3, 2008
2:00 p.m. Chocolate Candy Making Demo. No Charge. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee

Feb. 9, 2008
2:00 p.m. Ice Carving. No charge. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee.

Feb. 9, 2008
3:00 p.m. Fish Fry and Wine Tasting. $7/ticket. Old Dundee Mill, Dundee Museum and Community Center, Dundee.

More Dundee events link here

Host Site: Dundee Old Mill

Meg Heinlen
Historical Preservation Society of Dundee
242 Toledo St.
Dundee, MI 48131
Phone: 734-529-8596
email: museum [at] dundeeoldmill.com

Dundee Recipe: Michigan Mom's Favorite Caramel Apple Pie

Profiles

Calder Dairy

Calder Dairy

Pentamere Winery

Pentamere Winery

Cabela's

Cabela's

Scott's Deli

 

 

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