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Missionary Meals

By 1776, the Spanish Missionaries had arrived in San Francisco and began building Mission Dolores and changing the Ohlone way of life. At the time, San Francisco was a small pueblo, or town, called Yerba Buena. Like the Ohlone, the missionaries ate foods that came from the local waters and land. But they also grew crops like corn, peas and beans, and planted grape vines and fruit trees. The Missionaries raised animals, or livestock, for food and other products like tallow, used to make soap and candles.