CBMM Hosts “Farming for the Future” Lecture February 16

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) “Foodways of the Chesapeake, Now and Then,” lecture series continues on February 16 with the second lecture in the four-part series. Held on the museum’s waterfront campus in St. Michaels, MD, the series welcomes CBMM members and the general public’s participation, with pre-registration required.

“From 6 to 8pm on February 16, “Farming for the Future––Diversity and Sustainability at Crow Farm” will take place in the museum’s Van Lennep Auditorium and features representatives from Crow Farm in Kent County, MD who will speak about their approach toward “staying original” in local agriculture.

In contrast to the traditional corn, soybean, and wheat crops, some small family farms are looking to embrace the new movement in Maryland towards vineyards, sustainable food production, and farmers markets. Crow Farm is an exemplar of this ‘new farming’ business model, embracing the Bay’s small, family-oriented farming past while innovating with natural, grass-fed beef and pork, farm-to-table events, and a new vineyard and winery.

Crow Farms representatives will discuss their journey away from “the Big Three,” and, along with their stories, will share delicious samples of their locally-produced pork sausage.

The cost is $8 for CBMM members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited, with pre-registration available by contacting CBMM’s Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.