---Colonial Virginia Cookery, Jane Carson, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation [Williamsburg VA] 1985 (p. 113) ABOUT COLD STORAGE "Most homes needed a cool place to store root vegetables, fruits, pickles, dairy products, and barrels of salted meat, cider, beer, or wine, and, in cold seasons, fresh meat for short periods of time. The main colonies of Virginia and New England developed quite differently in that they attracted very different types of immigrants. The first settlement that became permanent was founded in 1607 in the Jamestown area of Virginia. This was overseen by the Virginia Company of London, and was largely a commercial venture.
Aug 15, 2017 · The desire to establish a colony in North America lead to a very important voyage in 1606. King James I granted a group of investors, known as the Virginia Company, voyage to North America. The goal was to find inhabitable land with an easily accessible route to the Pacific Ocean.