Mission, Vision and Values
Chesapeake Harvest’s team of community-based produce safety educators help growers meet their produce safety needs, from soil to sale. Through one-on-one coaching in addition to on-farm and virtual workshops, we provide free or low-cost services to ensure accessibility so that growers can reduce risk, keep consumers safe, promote efficiencies, and enhance production. Our train-the-trainer model for food safety educators builds capacity in communities so that fellow growers work together; less like regulation and more like a conversation.
Chesapeake Harvest envisions a food system that contributes to a vibrant regional economy with enhanced food production, distribution infrastructure, food security, and the preservation of farms.
Chesapeake Harvest values local, clean, and diverse ingredients bursting with flavor that fuel the growth of a regional Chesapeake Cuisine, seeking out farmers who show their commitment to regenerative agricultural practices that protect the Chesapeake Bay. We believe sustainability is not a fixed point but a pathway of continuous improvement.