Local & Fresh

All products are locally sourced from Chesapeake
Bay Watershed growers and producers.

Bay Friendly

Chesapeake Harvest foods are grown sustainably, protecting
the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

We Support Community

A portion of our proceeds are donated to food access programs. We
believe everybody should have access to fresh, healthy and local foods.

Your food is here!  When you pick Chesapeake Harvest, you’re choosing the freshest and most flavorful fruits and vegetables from trusted local and regional farmers—while helping to build your community.  Chesapeake Harvest farmers are guaranteed a fair price for their produce and use farming practices that protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Blackberries in the Bottle

Blackberry rum hadn’t been on her radar, says Jaime Windon, owner of Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels. But when Elizabeth Beggins, production manager at Chesapeake Harvest, called last summer to offer a couple of flats of the juicy purple berries, Windon agreed to take them. “It seemed like a cool idea.” Read More

A Helping Hand for Food Safety

In the constantly changing industries of food production and distribution, ensuring that the food sold to consumers meets the highest standards of health and safety can be complicated. Chesapeake Harvest is committed to helping local farmers understand and comply with safety regulations at every stage – from planting to distribution.  Read More

Blackberry Mojito

Photo and recipe courtesy Jaime Windon
  • Two ounces Lyon Distilling Co. Blackberry Rum
  • Half ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • One sprig fresh mint
  • Soda water (choose either seltzer or club soda)
  • Optional garnish: lime slice and fresh blackberries

Muddle mint and lime juice. Fill glass with ice. Add rum and stir well. Top with soda water. Add garnish if desired.

Getting Thick with Okra

The slender seedpod Abelmoschus esculentus, known in some regions as lady’s fingers, is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium. Okra, native to Africa, gives jambalaya and gumbo its thickness and makes a tasty treat when fried or pickled. Locally grown okra is harvested throughout the summer and into the fall. Tip: cooking okra at high temperatures or paired with acidic ingredients like tomato, lemon juice or wine, alleviates the gooeyness that gives okra a bad reputation. 

Here are a range of recipes that are perfect for Eastern Shore summer okra.

Juicy, Juicy Gems

Even if you don’t happen to operate a rum distillery, you’ll want to scoop up as many blackberries as you can at this time of year. The juicy berries are a midsummer treasure on the Eastern Shore, and make a perfect summer snack: a one cup serving provides half the daily requirement of vitamin C and has only about 60 calories. Muddle blackberries into lemonade or sprinkle on your breakfast cereal or yogurt. Blackberries are divine in cobblers and crisps, or in the continental version of the dessert, clafoutis.

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Easton MD, 21601
410.690.7348

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