This month we celebrate Soul Food. Soul food originated in the American South, before the Civil War, on slave-based plantations. The term “soul” came about in the 1960s and was used to describe African American culture. After slavery was abolished over 150 years ago, and the African American community expanded to other areas of the United States, soul food restaurants served as meeting places and social gatherings. They called it “soul food” because it reminded people of their southern home and the family they left behind. Typical soul food dishes include fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and collard greens. Click here to find many recipes for soul food.

Join us in celebrating Soul Food Month by supporting local African American cuisine. Quaker Valley Foods offers many of the ingredients used in preparing soul food dishes. Visit our What We Sell page to take a look at our online catalog.