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Monday, April 16, 2007

Tasty Local Fare

It seems like everybody is on the Eat Local bandwagon these days. I live in the suburbs so eating locally mostly means eating what I'm able grow in my own little garden.

Future Harvest is helping out folks like myself who would like to learn more about the food produced in the Chesapeake Bay Area.

A Taste of Spring

Join us for an evening of fresh, locally grown food, brought to you by Maryland and Virginia farmers who have embraced environmentally sound methods.

• Fine foods prepared by Baltimore chefs John Shields of Gertrude's and Ned Atwater of Atwater's Bakery

• Local wine from Maryland’s oldest winery, Boordy Vineyard

• Local farmers discussing the benefits of eating locally and their keys to success

• The musical stylings of Todd Clewell and Barb Schmid, members of the trio, Late for Supper. Clewell, from Felton, Pa., sings and plays guitar, mandolin and fiddle; Schmid, of Hampstead, Md., plays fiddle and sings. Together, they perform bluegrass, folk, 50's, originals, gospel and more.

• An auction of unusual food and farm-related items

Help support local farmers as well as Future Harvest! Don’t miss our Taste of Spring fund-raising event at Boordy Vineyard in Baltimore County, Md. We'll showcase the efforts of area farmers in a festive celebration of spring!

Tickets cost $45 and will go on sale in mid-April.

Taste of Spring

6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 31

Boordy Vineyard, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, Md.