Farm Tour

Sunday, September 24, 2017
1 - 4 p.m.
Eastern Shore Farms

Have you ever truly experienced life on a farm? Do you know how your local food is raised? Did you know that the Eastern Shore has the most contiguous open land on the on the East Coast and that a lot of the food we consume locally is raised there?

Join us for a fun day’s visit to two very different, neighboring farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore!
You'll have the opportunity to purchase 100% pastured products and a “local”Small Plate & hard cider.
It's a great family friendly event!

Annapolis Green would like to thank chef and author Rita Calvert for arranging this wonderful tour! The adult ticket price includes a copy of her cookbook, the Grassfed Gourmet Fires It Up!

Written by Rita Calvert and Michael Heller (with a foreword by Aliza Green), The Grassfed Gourmet Fires it Up! puts a savory spin on pasture-raised meats from farm to table.

The Farms We’ll Visit

Pop’s Old Place has been a small family farm for over 100 years. As a Century Family Farm, owners Darlene & Al raise their food in a humane and healthy way for superior flavor. The farm is truly sustainable with a special tribute to the heritage breeds of 100% grassfed Randall cattle and Katahdan sheep. Woodland Mulefoot hogs and heritage hens are fed NON-GMO diets. Darlene will give us a 90-minute tour to meet all of her gentle animals. Her charming retail store will be open too.


Just around the bend is Blades Orchard and its Faulkner Branch Cidery. The operation will be in full swing of the apple harvest when we visit. Their Speakeasy (Tasting Room) will host us as we sample their incredibly delicious products and munch a local snack of award-winning cheese.



11:30 a.m. - Carpool from Annapolis to Eastern Shore to Pop’s Old Place (4657 Skinners Run Road, Hurlock, Maryland 21643 - 55 miles from downtown Annapolis/1 hour & 12 min, )
1:00 p.m. - Tour of Pop’s Old Place
2:30 p.m. - Take a break and shop in Pop’s Old Place’s retail store

Drive 5 minutes, around the bend, to Blades Orchard, 4822 Preston Rd, Federalsburg, MD 21632

3:00 p.m. - Arrive Blades Orchard & hear Lynda speak about the orchard, and the “cidering” process and enjoy Hard Cider Samplings
& a Small Plate with peach salsa & local cheeses
4:00 p.m. - Depart with a new understanding and appreciation of your food and those who make it possible for us to enjoy the Bounty of Chesapeake Country


Adults: $35 (including copy of The Grassfed Gourmet Fires it Up! cookbook). Kids 15 and under: $12.


Note: Lunch is not included in the ticket price -- please eat before arriving at Pop's Old Place.

Take-Away Messages from Sustainable Friends & Farms

"If you think you're sustainable, you have to eat local!"

“Consumers want to eat close to the food source and not from another country, for health and good taste.”

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