Plantations had to produce much of their food on the property. Kitchen gardens, such as this one photographed during the 1930s at the Robinson-Dillworth Plantation in Huntsville, Madison County, provided the residents with fresh vegetables throughout much of the year. Prior to Emancipation, they would have been tended by enslaved workers, who also often produced food on some plantations in their own small plots.
Robinson-Dillworth Plantation Kitchen Garden
Courtesy of Library of Congress