Syracuse has deep agricultural roots, and they're being remembered in a new exhibit at the Syracuse Museum and Cultural Center.
"From the Earth to the Table" takes a look back at crops planted and harvested in Syracuse, and how the food was processed.
"People can come look at a map of Syracuse in about the late 1800s, and see what could have been growing there," said Susan Warren, a museum volunteer.
Back then, there were far fewer houses, and a lot more sugar beets, potatoes, peas and fruit trees.
"We've gotten a lot of items loaned to us to show how tough farm life was, when harvesting was done by hand," said Warren.
An example is a belt with sharp hooks, which held bags for potatoes.
"It was filled up to 100 pounds," she said. "You can imagine dragging that behind you."
The exhibit has information and artifacts related to home canning, as well as photos and artifacts relating to the commercial food canning companies in the area.
The exhibit continues 2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, into the summer. The museum is at 1891 W. 1700 South; admission is free.