The peasants’ main food was a dark bread made out of rye grain.

The peasants often kept chickens that provided them with fresh eggs.

Fish was plentiful and could be obtained from the rivers and streams.

The main meal eaten by Medieval peasants was a kind of stew called pottage made from the peas, beans and onions that they grew in their gardens.

The only sweet food eaten by Medieval peasants was the berries, nuts and honey that they collected from the woods.

Peasants did not eat much meat. Many kept a pig or two but could not often afford to kill one.

They could hunt rabbits or hares but might be punished for this by their lord.