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Baltimore Herb Festival 2012

Baltimore Herb Festival 2012

25th Baltimore Herb Festival
May 26, 2011 – 9:30am-3pm
Location: Leakin Park
1900 Eagle Drive, MAP IT

Baltimore has many great festivals, but the Baltimore Herb Festival definitely ranks as one of the tops.  If you have never been, you must to go this year!  This 25 year old festival, whose primary focus is herbs, is located on the beautiful grounds of Leakin Park and features dozens of vendors in addition to guest speakers, nature exhibits, demonstrations, train rides and more.  Along with the most impressive selection of herbs that you will ever find, many traditional, as well as unusual, vegetables, decorative plants, fountains & sculpture and other gardening items are available.  Admission to the festival is $5.

Baltimore’s Chameleon Cafe Wins National Food Award

The Chameleon Cafe In Baltimore Wins National Food Award

The Chameleon Café, located on Hartford Road in Baltimore, is a restaurant committed to sourcing ingredients from local farms. They offer a seasonal menu and have received a wide range of accolades for their fresh local ingredients. Now they have a new notch for their culinary belt, Leader in Good Charcuterie.

The Chameleon Cafe was one of 15 winners nationally to receive the “Good Charcuterie” award from Good Food Awards, a collaboration of food producers, farmers, food journalists and independent grocers who recognize responsible food production and flavor.

According to Good Food Awards, “Good Charcuterie is made by hand with meat from animals that were raised without hormones and provided with pasture and feed that is free of herbicides and pesticides.”

Here’s what they had to say about The Chameleon Cafe:

Tina Perry handcrafts her Free Range Chicken Liver Pate at the Chameleon Café using her original recipe.  Tina first learned charcuterie at the Baltimore International College, School of Culinary Arts; the craft has now turned into her “labor of love.”  At the Chameleon, they source their chickens from Ferguson Family Farm in Parkton, MD.  All chickens are free range and grain fed, raised naturally and humanely.

To learn more about the award, CLICK HERE. For directions to The Chameleon Cafe, CLICK HERE.


Michael Pollan Top Pick, Farm Together Now, Book Release Party In Baltimore

Book Release Party At 2640 Space: Farm Together Now

On Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm, the 2640 Space will host a free event celebrating the release of Farm Together Now: A portrait of people, places and ideas for a new food movement, a documentation of the insurgent agriculture movement in the United States.

The book profiles 20 innovative farms across the country, who are rethinking the connections between food, land, and community, one harvest at a time.

It’s a beautiful and much needed overview of recent developments in grassroots sustainability in the U.S. and a top pick of the year by Michael Pollan.

Co-editor Daniel Tucker, as well as members of Baltimore’s Participation Park, who are featured in Farm Together Now, will be there for the presentation of the book.