Women agricultural tour scheduled for November
CENTREVILLE, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Women in Ag and Annie’s Project programs are holding a farm tour in Maryland and Delaware on Nov. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost to attend the tour is $20 per person and includes lunch.
Participants will provide their own transportation and are encouraged to carpool.
The tour begins at 8:30 a.m. at Seaberry Farm in Caroline County. Located at 2770 Wright Road, Federalsburg, Md,
Seaberry Farm is owned and operated by Drs. Richard and Wenfei Uva.
Since 2006, Seaberry Farm has specialized in specialty horticultural products for wholesale and special events.
On their 36-acre farm, they grow a large selection of woody cut stems as well as a variety of perennial and annual cut flowers and other specialty fruits, most notably beach plum.
The tour next moves to Evans Farms & The Frozen Farmer located at 9843 Seashore Highway in Bridgeville, Del.
In 2016, Evans Farms Produce opened a larger on-farm market.
The facility, located one mile east of Route 13, has a spacious general store area where customers can shop for locally-produced groceries amongst a 12-foot indoor grain silo and 10-ft. indoor windmill.
The Frozen Farmer makes from scratch many flavors of ice cream, “nice cream” (a sorbet ice cream blend), and sorbet from the fruit grown on Evans Farms as well as traditional favorites like cake batter, peanut butter cup and cookies-n-cream.
The new Frozen Farmer at Evans Farms has an open kitchen so that customers can interact with the chefs and watch them turn raw ingredients like a basket of fresh-picked sweet corn into an end product like sweet corn ice cream. Evans Farms and The Frozen Farmer host festivals and events at the farm for the community throughout the farming season.
The next stop is Caroline Culinary Arts at the Caroline Schoolhouse for lunch and a presentation from Beth Brewster, the center’s supervisor of food services.
Caroline Culinary Arts, at 512 Franklin Street in Denton, Md., is the hub of culinary education and food-centered economic development on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Chesapeake Culinary Center provides cooking classes, culinary job skills training, and incubator-style resources and support — including a community kitchen — for farmers and food-based businesses.
Shore Gourmet provides culinary training by offering fresh, local meals for dine-in and carry-out to the general public.
The tour concludes at Cawley Family Farm, 24320 Willow Pond Road, Denton, Md.
Growing Christmas trees on 12 acres, Cawley Family Farm has been in operation since 1996 and is currently owned and operated by Charles Cawley.
His immediate family: wife, daughter, and two sons help out quite a bit during the selling season.
The farm has continued to grow since 1996 and is currently comprised of Douglas Fir, White Pine, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce. Also available to purchase are pre-cut Fraser, Concolor, and Canaan Firs along with hand-made wreaths made fresh from the farm.
The registration deadline is Nov. 4.
Online registration is available at Eventbrite.com by searching “2021 Women in Ag Fall Tour.”
For more information, contact the Queen Anne’s County Extension Office at 410-758-0166.