October Field Notes

October Field Notes

Amanda Kidd, owner of Beat the Rush, with Bianca Soto, Jose Prieto and little fungi fan, Francisco, of The Bay Mushrooms. Making connections through dinner and distribution Amanda Kidd makes it her mission to connect people through food, while at the same time...
September 2018 Field Notes

September 2018 Field Notes

Bringing some fire to Out of the Fire Two or three years after she opened Out of the Fire, Amy Haines figured she might try to grow some of the produce. The Easton restaurant, after all, was committed to fresh, local ingredients from small producers, so Haines...
August 2018 Field Notes

August 2018 Field Notes

    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...
July 2018 Field Notes

July 2018 Field Notes

Chesapeake Harvest Fuels Direct Farm Sales These days, with services ranging from Amazon Direct to Blue Apron, the idea of purchasing food online isn’t new. But if you’re committed to local food –  and know it to be fresher and more nutritious, while supporting the...
June 2018 Field Note

June 2018 Field Note

Kim Wagner frequently quizzes her 30-year-old brother, Tyler, about his food-purchasing habits. “He says, ‘I want an app,’” she reports. “Millennials aren’t going to farmers markets.” Members of her brother’s generation, Wagner believes, appreciate having their...
May 2018 Field Notes

May 2018 Field Notes

If the mantra of the farm to table movement is “you can’t eat tomatoes in February,” Jen Sturmer has another message altogether.  Sturmer, who started a hydroponic tomato business, Hummingbird Farms, in Ridgley more than 30 years ago, produces local, homegrown...