Harriot Ware


Miss Harriot Ware, Emergency Home Demonstration Agent. Home demonstration work has been carried on in Bayonne for six months.

The committee on food demonstration appointed by the mayor divided the city into ten districts with the public school buildings as centers.  District leaders were appointed in each section.  The Vocational School printed 3,600 recipe leaflets on the following subjects. ‘Use of Cereals.’ ‘Cornmeal.’ ‘Rye and Barley,’ ‘Breads using Wheat Substitutes,’ Uses of Stale Bread,’ ‘Recipes Without Wheat,’ ‘Recipes Using Potatoes.’ ‘Meat Substitutes’ and ‘Salads.’

A ‘Potato Campaign’ was conducted during the months of April and May in the cooperation of the food administrator, public schools.  Free Public Library, Civic Betterment Club, Women’s Clubs, Bayonne Review, Bayonne Times, Jersey Journal, grocers, merchants, boy scouts and churches.

Eighty demonstrations were given at which attendance was 829.  Ninety-two home visits were made.  Demonstrations were given as follows:  24 on ‘Wheat Saving,’ 6 on ‘Milk and Cheese,’ 4 on ‘Wheat Substitutes,’ 16 on ‘Potatoes’ and 8 on ‘Canning.’  Twenty-seven articles were published in the local papers, 5,367 bulletins distributed and 130 letters written.”

Reference Data:

Annual Report, by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, 1919, pages 135-6

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