Resources for Quality Foods

Grass-fed Beef (no antibiotics, hormones, pasture only unless specified)

Allen Colhoun – Anne Arundel County contact Allen at 443-221-1310 or allen@surfnetusa.com. (Allen is now selling his beef at the Riva Road farmers market on Saturday mornings when open) St. Brigids Grass Fed Beef – Kennedyville, MD http://www.stbrigidsfarm.com/ Albright Farms – grassfed/grain finished, Monkton, MD http://www.albrightfarms.net/ Springfield Farmhttp://www.ourspringfieldfarm.com/products.html (Sparks, MD) Legacy Manor Farmhttp://legacymanorfarm.com/ (Boonsboro, MD) Gunpowder Bison – Monkton, MD (sells at My Butcher and More and Whole Foods, served at Level Restaurant) – www.gunpowderbison.com Rosetta Beef (grain finished) www.rosedabeef.com Polyface Farms www.polyfacefarms.com. They deliver to Annapolis every six weeks during Spring and Summer. AMAZING GRAZING DIRECTORY FOR MARYLAND – Directory identifies all grass-based cattle/poultry farm in Maryland. http://www.futureharvestcasa.org

Poultry (no antibiotics, hormones, pasture only)

Springfield Farmhttp://www.ourspringfieldfarm.com (Sparks, MD) Chicken, duck, turkeys, goose (holiday only); special order Pheasant and Guinea Albright Farms – Monkton, MD (chickens and turkeys) http://www.albrightfarms.net/ Legacy Manor Farmhttp://legacymanorfarm.com/ (Boonsboro, MD – chickens, turkeys – heritage breeds) Carriage House Farmshttp://www.localharvest.org/farms/M18351 (chickens, Cornish hens and turkeys) Polyface Farms www.polyfacefarms.com. They deliver to Annapolis every six weeks during Spring and Summer. (These may be the best chickens you ever eat).

Pork (no antibiotics, hormones, pasture only)

Legacy Manor Farmhttp://legacymanorfarm.com/ (Boonsboro, MD – raising heritage breeds) Springfield Farmhttp://www.ourspringfieldfarm.com/products.html (Sparks, MD) Lamb (no antibiotics, hormones, pasture only) Windy Willow Farm – Debbie Jones Calvert County www.windywillowfarm. (Calvert Co.) Legacy Manor Farmhttp://legacymanorfarm.com/ (Boonsboro, MD) Springfield Farmhttp://www.ourspringfieldfarm.com/products.html (Sparks, MD) Rabbit (no antibiotics, hormones) Polyface Farms www.polyfacefarms.com. Springfield Farmhttp://www.ourspringfieldfarm.com/products.html (Sparks, MD)

Dairy

Nice Farms Creamery (grass-fed dairy) www.nicefarmscreamery.com Trickling Springs (sold at Grauls, Whole Foods, MOM’s, My Butcher and More – more than likely any health food/whole food store) http://www.tricklingspringscreamery.com/ Local Annapolis Restaurants which source their food locally when possible Level Restaurant (sources from over 20 Maryland farms) Leeward’s Market (Eastport – 601 2nd St.) Breeze Restaurant (Loew’s Hotel) BB Bistro (West Annapolis) A Cook’s Café – www.acookscafe.com

Eggs (all eggs are from pastured chickens with no antibiotics/hormones)

Allen Colhoun contact Allen at 443-221-1310 or allen@surfnetusa.com. Legacy Manor Farmhttp://legacymanorfarm.com/ (Boonsboro, MD – chicken, duck, geese, quail eggs) Springfield Farmhttp://www.ourspringfieldfarm.com/products.html (Sparks, MD) chicken, duck and goose (Spring only). Carriage House Farmshttp://www.localharvest.org/farms/M18351 Polyface Farmswww.polyfacefarms.com

Maryland Cheeses

Chapel’s country Creamery Talbot Country creamery Cedar Hill Cherry Glen Chesapeake bay cheese Caprikorn Firefly Farms Eve’s cheese Palmyra Farm Cheese, LLC Spriggs Delight Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) Maryland’s Table (Craig Sewell – A cook’s Café) (AACo…pick up at Cook’s Café – includes eggs, milk, meat, vegetables, desserts). www.marylandtable.com Shawn Sizer (AACo.) ssizer@hosta-growers.com 301-674-5316 Clagett Farm (AACo.) www.clagettfarm.org Homestead Farms (Millington, MD) www.freshorganicvegetables.com Provident Organic Farm – Eastern Shore http://providentorganicfarm.com/index.htm Colchester Farm (Kent County) http://colchesterfarm.org/ Maryland Sunrise Farm (Gambrills) Mdsunrisefarm@comcast.net Calvert Farm http://www.calvertfarm.com/csa_info.htm Shaw Farm in Columbia http://www.shawfarmcsa.com/ Sandy Hill Farm – Jim Bourne sandyhillfarm@peoplepc.com Lockbriar Farms – Chestertown, MD http://lockbriarfarms.com/

Wine/Fermented Beverages

Black Anklehttp://blackankle.com/ Solomons Island Wineryhttp://solomonsislandwinery.com/our-wines.html General guide to Maryland Wineries: http://www.marylandwine.com/ Carol’s Cultured Brews (non-alcoholic) – Kombucha and Lacto-Fermented Drinks; caloucar@verizon.net 410-349-9854.

Seafood

Two Oceans –- sales@tosfish.com; 410-415-5846; 443-226-2746 The Crab Ladieshttp://www.thecrabladies.com/ Annapolis Seafood Market – purchase local fresh local caught Rockfish and crabmeat.         Oysters Choptank Sweets http://www.marineticsinc.com/ Circle C Oyster Ranchers Association http://www.oysterranching.com/background.html         Shrimp Marvesta Shrimp http://www.marvesta.com/ (Eastern shore)

Coffee/Tea

The Chesapeake Bay Coffee Company http://chesbaycoffee.com/index.html The Cosmic Beanwww.thecosmicbean.com Capital Teas www.capitalteas.com

Honey (AACo)

Joe & Heidi Brotherton (honey, beeswax, candles, lotions, soaps) (410) 721-1514 Rolling Ridge Farm, Patricia Phillips, Harwood – 410-798-7831 Crispens Farms and Greenhouse, Bobi Crispens, Millersville – 410) 987-6034 vze338br1@verizon.net

Sweets

Nourishing Cakes – Organic, local and whole food cakes – Elizabeth Grange http://www.lizzielovesfood.blogspot.com/ Freedom Bakery – gluten free bakery – www.thefreedombakery.com

Salad Dressings/Dips

Tessemae’s Dressingwww.tessemaes.com Tessemae makes the best dressing and she lives in Annapolis. Her dressing sells at Whole Foods. Also, be sure to check out her blog and her great recipes using her dressing. Cava Mezze Productswww.cavamezze.com – great hummus and other dips – sells at Whole Foods.

Miscellaneous

www.Eatwild.com – where to find grass-fed meat nationwide www.Localharvest.org http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M172 – where to find CSA’s nationwide. www.sustainabletable.org – Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food. www.freshfarmmarkets.org/resources – or national and regional resources Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corphttp://www.aaedc.org/anne_arundel_county_farmers%27_markets.html Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association. (MOFFA) http://marylandorganic.org/ MDA – Maryland Department of Ag – Farmers Markets for the State of Maryland http://www.mda.state.md.us/md_products/farmers_market_dir.php The Chesapeake Foodie www.chesapeakefoodie.com – good resource of regional recipes and food happenings events. Tastings Gourmet wonderful store of fine foods and gourmet items located in Clock Tower Place on Forest/Bayridge Ave. in Annapolis. Also, carries local, raw Maryland cheeses and also hard to find duck fat. Fresh baked bread everyday. http://www.tastingsgourmetmarket.com/ Bear’s Honeypot   A fantastic place to purchase local farmed clean foods and no obligation to have a weekly CSA.  https://www.facebook.com/bearshoneypot/

Fast Food Options

Yes, folks, there are actually some healthy fast food options! I can’t say they source their food locally, but they are antibiotic and hormone free. Chipotle Mexican Grill – 2002 Annapolis Mall Sq., Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-897-1925 (this is by Borders and Books in the Westfield Mall) Chipotle uses pastured animals for their beef, chicken and pork. Punks Backyard Grill – Westfield Mall http://www.punksbackyardgrill.com/ – hamburger meat is from Creekstone Farms (grain finished) For a complete list of Maryland growers, buyers and farmer’s markets, go here: http://marylandsbest.net/ To read bios of chefs and farmers, go here: http://www.mda.state.md.us/pdf/cookout_bios.pdf

READING LIST

I will continue to add to this list.  Please feel welcome to email me with your own suggestion. BOOKS:
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
  • Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front
  • Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
  • Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
  • Slow Food Nation’s Come to the Table: The Slow Food Way of Living
  • Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food Harvest
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