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is dog day hot resulting in an urge to lie around panting. (If July didn’t flatten you already!) But summer is like a teenager, it needs to rough you up a bit so you won’t miss it as much when it slides into Fall and beyond. When one summons up the energy to eat, it must be cool, light and crunchy. The farmers’ markets are at peak, so visiting one near you is my get-out-of-the-house suggestion for this, our Health & Happiness issue. In fact- happiness is healthy, and it’s easy to get a nice dose of it, merely by filling your market bag with goodies, preparing a fine little dinner with friends or family to enjoy at the end of a long languishing evening. The tables at your local farmers’ market are filled with pure inspiration! On Tuesdays we collect the ingredients for an awesome supper at Salisbury’s organic market at the Asbury Church on Camden Ave from 3-6pm. (meet some of our new friends in the Random Goods section) Steamed clams & fresh oysters from R-Dad, calamata olive bread, 18 inch sourdough crusty bouilles, milk with the creme on top, mountains of sweet corn, juicy peaches and heirloom vegetables and delightful baked pies and treats. For breakfast scramble a few free range eggs, and drip local honey over walnut & golden raison bread. Hungry-? I should think so- as luck will have it here in the land of plenty & pleasant living- there is a farmers’ market somewhere around here every day of the week! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a fat bouquet ofjust picked lilies for the table. This is not “slow” food- it is ready to go. Slather goat cheese and olive oil over a slab of baguette- throw on some sliced tomato and basil-Done! Leave the husk on your corn on the cob- loosen it so you can remove the silk and slip in some herbed butter- spray the husks with water and place right on the grill, along with eggplant, zucchini and purple onion. (thanks to wonderful friend & cook Chere Petty.) So here is the secret to achieving happiness- return to a joyful kitchen with fresh, local ingredients that fill your tummy, your soul and your heart. Makes every day a little summer holiday...

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c o n t e n t s the health & happiness issue 6 August calendar 34 Race Calendar 36 Localvores small festivals . big ideas 39 Matermania 41 Blessing of the Combines 42 Wicomico Farm & Home Show 44 Farmer’s Markets 45 Game On Eat a local dinner 46 Garden Warrior 47 Steal this Idea Make a food dryer 50 Random Goods What do you like about eating local? 53 Bay Health 60 What’s Next Our Education Issue

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Vintage Baseball Season Regular practice schedule in Easton on Sundays, 1pm & Thurs. 6pm. Mt. Pleasant Park, Springdale Street. Fair Plays play ball according to the rules of the year 1864. Season schedule Drop in ART 10-noon. 3rd Saturdays. Free. Family projects inspired by the art in the museum’s galleries. Ward Museum. 410-742-4988

SAIL: Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester Public Sails. Fee, 4-5 times monthly. Preregistration required. 410-228-7141 BINGO! *Tuesdays; Cambridge Elks Lodge, Lodge Rt. 50, 5pm on 410-221-6044 *Saturdays 7pm Trappe VFD. 4001 Powell Ave. 25 games. *Fridays. Open 6:30/games7:30pm. Easton Vol. Fire Dept. 410-822-4848 PLAY:

Delmarva Scrabble Club 1st & 3rd Mon. Barnes & Noble, Salisbury. All levels of players welcome. Free! The Chess Club 2nd &4th Wed., St Michaels Com. Ctr. 1-3pm. Novice to expert. Intro Chess/age 8+, 3-4:30pm each Wed. 410-745-6716 MEETINGS: Lyme Disease meetings; last Mondays, 6:30 pm, The Greater Salisbury Building, next to WMDT-TV, in downtown Salisbury. 410-749-LYME PARKINSON’S SUPPORT: 3rd Wed. 2pm at MAC, Inc., Salisbury. The Lower Shore Parkinson’s Support Group. An additional support group just for caregivers 1st Wed. 2pm at MAC. or call . (full group) 410-749-8511 (caregivers group) 410-749-3617 SINGLES: Delmarva Singles 1st Wednesdays, age 50+,6 pm potluck dinner, Salisbury Chamber of Commerce. 302-846-3138 Activities Singles Klub, 2nd Wednesdays, 6pm, Denny’s, Easton, Rt. 50 410-745-2797 ARTISTS: Wednesday Morning Artists Wed. Mornings 8am at Creek Deli, in Cambridge, MD. Free. 410-463-0148

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5-28 Plein Air Painters reception on 8/5, 5-7 pm. 94th St., Ocean City, MD. 410-524-9433 15- 9/23 Catching a Glimpse . Early masters of American wildfowl illustration such as John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson Mon-Sat. 10- 5, Sun. 12-5. $. Ward Museum, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD. 410-742-4988 -9/16 Modernist Inclinations: The Art of Jan Matulka Easton Academy of the Arts,106 South St., Easton, MD. 410-822-2787 -8/27 Metamorphosis Dave Harp, photos, & Artists /all media, reception 6-9pm 7/9, Main St. Gallery, 413 Muir St., Cambridge MD. 410-228-5066 1-30 Barbara Hager Reception 8/12 5pm-8pm. Gallery, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, MD. 410-641-0809 1- 8/15 Delmarva Hunting Traditions Julia Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, MD. Explores effects on local history & culture. 410-632-0515 -8/19 Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore Exhibit , Kurt Reddersen, Reception 7/15 5-7 pm, Mon.-Fri. 11-3 pm. AI&G 212 W. Main Street, Salisbury. 410-546-4748 -26 73rd Members’ Fine Art Exhibit Rehoboth Art league, 38th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Craft Show, 8/13, 14 & 20, 21, 10-5 Corkran & Tubbs Galleries. 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach DE. 302-227-8408 SEND US LISTINGS: in above format, short & sweet and before the 1st of the previous month if you want us to include it in our calendar section.

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SUNDAYS: 7:30pm. Summer Band Concerts The Salisbury Community Band from the historic City Park Bandstand, Salisbury, MD. (Zoo-park) 410-742-7437 Sundaes in the Park. 6-8pm. Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay, OC.MD. Bring a chair & blanket. Live music & ice cream sundae$.

MONDAYS: Movies on Beach. 8:45 PM (Dusk) at Dagsworthy St. & beach. Dewey Beach. 7/11 Despicable Me, 18 Nanny McPhee, 25 Shrek Forever After, 302-227-2233 TUESDAYS: Family Olympics on the Beach. 6:30pm-8:30pm.Contests for all ages. Beach at 27th St., 800-626-2326 Tuesday Sunset Concerts, Sunset Park at S. Division St. Bayside 7-9pm, Ocean City’s newest park. 410-250-0125. WEDNESDAYS: SUMMER OC Beach Concerts. Free, 8-9:30. bring chair/blanket. N. Divison St., OC. MD 800-626-2326. Wednesday Bonfire on the Beach 7:30 – 11pm. Bring beach chair & marshmallows. The Beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach, DE. 302-227-2233 THURSDAYS Bonfires On The Beach Sit beside the bonfire & learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. 9pm. N. Division St. & the Beach, OC.MD 800-626-2326 SATURDAYS, 11am. Guided Walks thru November, 11 a.m. meet at Visitor’s Center, approx. 1 hour. Dress for outdoors. Easy terrain. Ridgely, MD. 410-634-2847 FRIDAY; Cinema by Starlight Easton, FREE Outdoor Movies, Fridays July & August at dusk, Harrison St. & Brewer’s Ln. , Rain location - Avalon Theatre,, 410-822-7299


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“positive-musical-silliness” at the Libaries! 10:30 Berlin, 2pm Ocean Pines, 8/3, 10:30 Ocean City, 8/4, 10:30 Snow Hill, 2pm Pocomoke.

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3 Movies & Music on the Riverwalk Library Amphitheater, 7pm Music, 8pm Movies. 8/3 The Goonies, 8/10: TBA, 8/17: Willy Wonka 4 Free Movie

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7pm nightly at St. Michaels High School 4 Theater . The Winter’s Tale: Ride all Rides for one price. Contests every night. Shakespearean Theatre. 7pm The Freeman 410-745-9393 Stage at Bayside, Fenwick Island. Free! 302-436-3015 1 Free Movie on the Beach 8:30 “Tangled.” 27th St on the Beach, OC, MD.

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8:30pm “Toychildren’s Story 3” 91st St/ Beach Anne. Food, activities, crafts at& Princess RoyaleADA. Hotel, and 8/5 entertainment. Princess Anne, “Secretariat” @ 8:30 pm. 410-651-2961 MD. 27th St on the Beach, OC, MD.

7 Chincoteague Seafood Festival 12-4pm, $40. Promotes theFestival Eastern 5-7 Riverfront Blues

Seafood Industry. Food & 3Shore day, outdoor music festival entertainment. Tom’s of Cove Park, 8128 bringing the sounds cool blues Beebe Road, Chincoteague to the riverfront in historicIsland, VA. Wilmington, DE. 757-336-6161

International Migratory 57 Tween Watercolor Art Bird Class

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118th St. & Beach, Ocean City, MD.

6 Sandcastle Contest 8:30am-5pm, Fisherman’s Beach, North End of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Judging at 3pm. Winners event, 5pm. Rehoboth Beach, DE. 302-227–6446 8/6 Summer Concert Chesapeake Bay Community Band, 7pm. Washington St., Easton, MD. Free.


6 Movies on the Dock 9pm “Toy Story 3” Free. Crisfield, MD. 410-968-2500


6 Lewes Historical Society Antique Show

9am-4pm at the Lewes Historical Society. Quality antique dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region, 5$. 302-645-7670

Books by local authors Local historical maps Antique furniture Vintage purses Lamps, china, glassware Oriental rugs


7-3pm Over 75 local artists and crafters, food. Free admission and free parking. White Horse Park, Ocean Pines, Md.

unique finds for unique 6 Blessing of the Combines people 11-4pm Celebrate local farming & rural

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Downtown Historic Princess Anne Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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6 Kids Crab Round-up

9am-12. Go crabbing & learn about the Maryland Blue Crab. Kids 12 years & younger with adult. Free. Lagoon Dock at Northside Park, 125th Street & Bay. OC, MD. Parrotheads.

7 FUN Bays Day Benefit

10am-6pm Assateague Coastal Trust’s ‘Benefit the Bays Day’ at Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 2901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Tickets $30 each, 4 or more 410-629-1538 $25 each.

7 Radio Disney Free Concerts At Independence Hall 11779 Somerset Avenue, Downtown Princess Anne Call for consult 24/ 7

6-9pm Free “Sizzlin’ Summer Series” Road Crew Performance. On the beach at North Division Street in Downtown Ocean City.


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8 Free Movie @ the Beach

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8-12 White Marlin Open

World’s largest billfish tournament. Watch fish weigh-ins Mon.-Fri. from 4 - 9 pm. $3 million in prize money. Registration fees for participating boats. Harbour Island Marina on 14th St. & bay. 410-289-9229

9 New Moon Theater “Tall Tales of the Wild West” at the libraries 10:30 Berlin, 2pm Ocean Pines, 8/10, 10:30 Ocean City, 8/11, 10:30 Snow Hill Library, 2pm Pocomoke.

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6pm Denny’s in Easton on HWY 50, trivia quiz. 410-745-2797

10 & 24 Heritage Arts for Kids,

1-3pm, Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, MD. 410-632-0515

11, 12 &13, Big Thursday

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11am-8pm Byrd Park. Old fashion fun! Talent show, livestock, car show, pony rides & more. Snow Hill, MD. 410-957-4076

12 Pink Ribbon Cruise

13 Annie Oakley Festival

Benefits Women Supporting Women 2-9pm Annual block party honoring aboard the Steven Thomas out of former Cambridge resident. Live music, Crisfield, MD. 410-968-9131 Food, Beer & Wine Garden, Kid’s activities. Cambridge, MD. 12 Film & Discussion: Holy Rollers 443-477-0843 6pm True story, Sam Gold, a young Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn becomes 13 Seafood Feast-I-Val an intercontinental Ecstasy smuggler 1-6pm All-you-can-eat. Live music, arts & for an Israeli drug cartel. Unitarian crafts. Governor’s Hall, Sailwinds Park, 200 Universalist Fellowship. 2812 Old OC Bryn St., Cambridge. $$. Free parking. Road. Salisbury. 410-749-0264 410-228-1211


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13-14 Dub Magazine Car Show & Concert The World’s Largest Cus-

tom Car Show Tour with performances & celebrities. Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm. Convention Center, 40th St., OC, MD. 302-436-0183

13 Outdoor Summer Concert

“Just Add Water”, Free. Harrison St., Easton, MD. Free. 410-822-7299

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12, 13 AFRAM Festival

Nutter Park, Seaford, DE. Parade, Cultural Displays, Ethnic Foods & more. 302-628-1908

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1pm, Pocomoke Library. All ages, kids under 8 with adult.

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13 The Art of Juggling 10am, The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Fenwick Island. Free. 302-436-3015 14 Watermen’s Appreciation Day

10-5 pm Fogg’s Cove, $. Celebrate our Chesapeake heritage. Boat Docking Contest silent auction, Crab feast, Music. 410-745-2916

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8:30-3pm with Kevin Karlson author of “The Shorebird Guide.” Space limited/register. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd., Smyrna, DE. 302-653-6872

14 Berlin Peach Festival

12-6pm displays, demonstrations, Kids’ activities, pie eating& baking contests, live entertainment. 6pm Peter’s Voice, free concert Taylor House Museum, Berlin, MD. 410-641-1019

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17 Concerts By the Canal

6-9pm “Kristen & Joe” (of Kristen & the Noise) Canalfront Park, Lewes, DE.

18, 19, 20 Wicomico Farm & Home Show 75th Anniversary!


All day! Livestock shows, Cake Auction. Thurs. pm Bluegrass Jamboree, Fri. pm. Antique Car Show, Sat. pm Antique Tractor Pull. 410-896-9437

18 Fantasia


Free Movie, Walt Disney’s masterpiece, Robert Reed Park, Chincoteague, VA. 757-336-0044

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18-20 Capt. Steve Harman Poor Girl’s Open Bahia Marina, Ocean City,



18 The DePue Brothers Band


Free. A vivid blend of bluegrass, Canoe & Kayak Rentals 7pm, classical, and rock genres. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Fenwick Island. Group Trips 302-436-3015. Self Guided Adventures 19 Cinema by Starlight

2 River Street

Snow Hill, MD 21863



Dusk: “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”, Free. 142 Harrison St., Easton, MD. 410-822-7299


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20 Movies on the Dock 9pm “Secretariat” Crisfield, MD. city dock. Free.

410-968-2500 410 742 0299 or 410 742 0399

20 Fried Chicken Dinner 4-8pm Roxana Vol. Fire Company, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, DE. All you can Eat! $.


20 Choptank “Rivah” Run Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road; Denton, MD. Fun open two-mile paddling family event. Any type of paddle craft is eligible. Beginning at Martinak State Park, each paddler stops at a series of checkpoints to receive a playing card, finishing at the Choptank River Yacht Club. At the finish, the best five card poker hand wins the top prize. 20 Chincoteague Island Theater Company presents a staged reading of Neil Simon’s “California Suite”. 8 pm. Senior Center on Church Street in Chincoteague. 757-336-0044

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20 Historic Walking Tour of Oxford 2pm, local historian,

Leo Nollmeyer, 2pm beginning at the Oxford Bellevue-Ferry.

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21 Breeches Buoy Demonstration 11am Indian River

Life Saving Station, Rehoboth Beach. See the “breeches buoy drill” including a firing of the Lyle Gun and a rescue from the “wreck pole” over 20 feet in the air! The $ cost for this program includes museum admission. 302-277-6991

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“Treasure Island”, dusk, 142 Harrison Street, Easton, MD. 410-822-7299

26 Film and Discussion

6 pm “Heavens Above!” Comedy: Peter Sellers as the Rev. John Smallwood, an unconventional prison chaplain who’s mistakenly appointed as Vicar of a wealthy parrish. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. 2812 Old OC Road. Salisbury. 410-749-0264

27 Concert. Interesting Monsters 7pm Indie/folk/Celtic/pop quartet. Robert Reed Park. Chincoteague, VA.

27 Summer Concert

7pm US Navy Commodores, on Harrison Street, Easton, MD. Free. 410-822-7299

27 The Crabber’s Ball

(A National Hard Crab Derby Event) A full weekend of events/ Labor Day. Crisfield Elks Lodge #1044. 410-202-6490

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6 Millpond Challenge Adventure Race 7:30am Mountain Biking, Trails & Watersports. Teams or individuals compete in two or more legs of biking, running, orienteering, or various forms of paddling. Kayaks provided, but bring your own mountain bike. Each race is designed with the average athlete in mind. Prizes and honorary race t-shirt. Lums Pond State Park, 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE. 302-655-5740

6 28th Dam Mill 5 K Run

Cupola Park Millsboro, Millsboro, DE. Call to register & info. 302-644-8952

7 Outlet Liquors 5k at Rusty Rudder

9th Highway One Group 10k / 5k at Rusty Rudder

13 Lums Pond Youth Triathlon THE NORTH FACE ®

2401 E. Naylor Mill Rd. (behind the Mall) Salisbury, MD 410-749-4561 !


Bear, DE. For kids age 7-14. Tri: 100 Yard Swim~2.4 Mile Bike~0.4 Mile . Register at

14 Second Annual Free to Breathe® 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk and Kids’ Dash

6:30am registration begins, 8am Warm-up and rally, 8:30am 5K Run/Walk Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. Benefit for research to fight lung cancer.



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Free Water Exercise Classes Free Aerobic Classes including Yoga, Pilates, Cycling and Zumba.


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Family YMCA

1900 Worcester Hwy, Pocomoke, MD


Mon-Thu 5:30am-10pm; Fri 5:30am-8pm; Sat 7am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm

20 Choptank “Rivah� Run

FAMILY FUN RACE: 8am-4pm Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton, MD. Two-mile paddling event for children and adults of all ages. Any type of paddle craft is eligible. Beginning at Martinak State Park, each paddler stops at a series of checkpoints to receive a playing card, finishing at the Choptank River Yacht Club. At the finish, the best five card poker hand wins the top prize. r u n


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27 Broadkill River Canoe & Kayak Race 8:30am. The 10-mile Broadkill

River Canoe and Kayak Race is one of the most respected competitive-paddling races on the Delmarva Peninsula. 100 paddlers compete against one another. Oyster Rocks Road, Milton, DE. 302-684-3400

27 Shorefire Century

7-10am Ride scenic routes (35, 65, and 100 miles) flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware. Middletown High School, Middletown, DE. .

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local : The term localvore describes

someone who adheres to a local diet; eating food grown within a specific nearby area, buying fresh, usually organic produce directly from farmers and small markets. Localvores often enjoy relationships with local farmers, whose presence is essential to the ecological diversity and sustainability of the region, They eat mindfully, avoiding largescale farm practices,reducing use of chemicals,genetically manipulated seeds & long distance transportation of nonseasonal food.

FOOD has assumed a “gas-up”

position in our schedules, stuffing in fast-food as we drive, packaged pastry for breakfast and dinner on the run. The fat, chemicals and preservatives in these foods contribute to our national issues of obesity, stress and general discontent. The preparation of fresh food can be a tonic to stress. Joining together at a table to eat improves relationships, and ones sense of belonging while aiding ones’digestion. Studies show that when people eat healthy, home prepared meals they tend to eat less and enjoy it far more. It’s no secret that natural foods enhance our health.




Food is strong medicine. Green food, for instance, has rich amounts of healing chlorophyll. These foods can be used for building blood, cleansing the body, and controlling the growth of unwanted microorganisms. This gives them anti-inflammatory, purifying and renewing properties. Their actions also include the regeneration of tissue, counteracting radiation, promoting healthy intestinal flora, improving liver function, and activating enzymes to produce vitamins E, A, and K. This is all possible because chlorophyll has a similar molecular structure to hemoglobin (red blood cells). Lettuces have a sedating quality and a cooling thermal nature. They are the perfect food to balance this warmer time of year and being rich in silicon, they encourage calcium absorption. The rich red color of tomatoes is due to Lycopene, a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases. A few minutes computer research on any fresh fruit or vegetable will yield paragraphs of health benefits! The case for local food is several-fold: It tastes better, its proponents argue, and preserves species biodiversity. It shores up small-scale economies and communities in the face of globalization and cultural homogenization. It may even, some of its advocates claim, protect against terrorism: as a decentralized food system could limit the impact of a virus or other bio-agent introduced into the food supply.

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The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. -- Paul Cezanne

In a time of rising concern about climate change, the great distances that most of our food travels are a potent symbol of the system’s profligacy and cost in greenhouse gases. “Food miles” have become a favored measure of environmental impact causing some food Activists in the US and Western Europe to call for mile/impact labeling on grocery-store labels. Food Activist and writer: Michael Pollan states; “The typical item of food on an American’s plate travels some fifteen hundred miles to get there and is frequently better traveled and more worldly than its eater. Eating locally is only part of a larger food ethic. The problem isn’t merely that we ship our lettuce across the country; the problem is that for example, people living in New England, a place naturally unfriendly to large-scale lettuce production, feel entitled to eat lettuce in February. Before World War II, Americans ate locally and in season because they had no choice.It’s a new idea,” he says, “this expectation that we can have a salad all year round.” On Delmarva,especially in the summer and early fall, eating local is easy, delicious and varied. Going to the farmers’ market will offer you tasty nutrious fare and inspiration. Pencil in a dinner with friends where you prepare fresh ingredients for a delightful meal together, creating a random holiday to celebrate. See Random Goods for a photo visit to an area Farmers’ market and their ideas on the localvore mindset. whatdayano!

*The average meal uses 17 times more petroleum products than an entirely local meal. *Almost 96% of the commercial vegetable varieties that existed in 1903 are now extinct. * 91 cents of each dollar spent in a traditional food market goes to suppliers, processors, middlemen, and marketers and only 9 cents goes to the farmer while farm markets enable farmers to keep 80 to 90 cents of every dollar. *3000 acres of US farmland is lost to development (suburban sprawl) every day.



August 7th. mater mania Boonies Restaurant 12-5pm.

Nanticoke Road, Tyaskin, MD. Tomato tasting, kid’s games, live music, & a meal. “Visit for tickets and more info” Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Children $6. (Call 443-480-1849) mission: Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network (LESSON) holds this annual festival of the tomato to support the Medora Harvest Fund, an initiative to help Delmarva residents in need of financial support purchase a CSA share from a local farmer. resource links & local info!

August 7th.

Heirloom Tomato Tasting 1-4pm. Furnacetown, MD, near Snow Hill. Adults: $5. Youth (2-13):$3. AAA & Senior (+60): $4.50 410-632-3838

August 12-14th.

Worcester County Fair,11am-8pm Byrd Park. Old fashion fun! Talent show, livestock, car show, pony rides & more. Snow Hill, MD. 410-957-4076

August 14th.

Berlin Peach festival 12-6pm. Displays, demonstrations, Kids’ activities, pie eating& baking contests, live entertainment. 6pm Peter’s Voice, free concert Taylor House Museum, Berlin, MD. 410-641-1019

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celebrates AUGUST

Between Fences,

Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, at Snow Hill Library until August 21st. explores the role of fences in American history and culture.

August 6 - Blessing of the Combines, a tribute to our local agricultural traditions, Downtown 11:00am - 3:00 pm August 12-14 Worcester County Fair, Byrd Park. Enjoy our regions’ agrarian heritage at this traditional county fair. Livestock, pony rides and talent show. September 2 -

an old fashioned Bed Turning at Artiques Gallery on the River 5:00 – 8:00pm

August 6th.

Blessing of the Combines 11-4pm Celebrate local farming & rural life. Petting barnyard, parade of combines & tractors, food & a tractor pull. Downtown Snow Hill. 410-632-3838 *An interview with Kathy Fisher.

What was the inspiration behind starting this festival?

“A small group of Snow Hill folks were talking about blessing dogs, fleets and someone said,” Why not bless Combines.” Historic Snow Hill has a firm foot in agriculture (Sturgis Park was built on the foundation of a thriving fertilizer business!)and this sounded like a good idea.

While I am not of farming background (not many Ocean City girls are) I am amazed at the size of the combines, their ability to turn on a dime, the talents of the combine drivers and the colorful statement they make parked on Green Street. Adults and children often stand next to them and are eye-level with a tire and then look up and up to the top of the cab. Great folks all! The Program includes welcomes, introductions, speeches, a poem, the ROTC with the colors, the National Anthem sung by a local star and the actual blessing by a Snow Hill Minister God, Family and “Apple Pie” right in downtown Snow Hill! I hope folks take away a sense of awe and of respect for the life and work of the farming community - and a desire to come back to Snow Hill on “any day” to stroll the streets, relax, set-a-spell along the Pocomoke River - or bring a bamboo pole, and feel life at a pace which some might term slow, but which we term desirable.”

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August 18,19 20th.

Wicomico Farm & Home Show Winterplace Park, Salisbury. All day Livestock shows,Cake Auction, Bluegrass Jamboree, Antique Car show and Antique Tractor Pull. 410-896-9437

An Interview with Susan Arnold,

What was the inspiration behind starting this festival?

“The Farm & Home Show started 75 years ago this year. Admittance to the show is FREE! There are no charges to see any of the livestock shows, entertainment, tractor pull or exhibits. Local farmers, businessmen and individuals originally formed a group to compete and show off their accomplishments. This included things like canning, preserving, baked goods, different forms of woodworking projects and their livestock. It was then, and still is today, a family oriented show, and I emphasize family. There are a number of today’s exhibitors that are 4th, 5th and 6th generations competing. I am a 4th generation participant in the show. I think that one of my favorite things is seeing the first time exhibitor - young and old - when they come back after judging and witness their excitement and pleasure when they find that they may have won a ribbon as well as maybe a Best in Show. I am proud that I am carrying on a family tradition. My hope is that anyone attending, first and foremost, has a great time and the opportunity to experience agriculture in a way they didn’t know about. To hear someone say they “had such a great time” and that they learned something new. This makes me feel like we (the board) did what we wanted to do.”


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Wicomico Farm Farm & & Home Home Show Show Wicomico

at Winterplace Park, Hobbs Road off Route 50

August 18, 4pm-9 Thursday Evening

5-7pm Country Bluegrass 7pm Cake Auction 8pm Delmarva Star (local American Idol)

19, 12-9pm Friday all day

livestock shows, exhibits & activities,

7pm Benefit Auction

20, 9:30-7pm Saturday all day

Jousting, tractor pull and cornhole contest

FREE FUN for Everyone!

Greenbranch Farm Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

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Meat Dairy, Eggs, Soap, honey, produce, pottery coffee

5075 Nutters Cross Rd. Salisbury, Md 21804 443-736-7779

Eat fresh, healthy, delicious food & keep your money feeding the local economy.

* Berlin Fridays 10-3. Downtown Berlin.


* Cambridge Tues. 8-noon; Thurs. 3-6. Academy St., Downtown.


* Bethany Beach Sundays 8-12 PNC Bank lot, Garfield Pkwy & PA Ave. 302-537-5243 * Easton Saturdays 8am-1, Wednesday 8-1pm. Town Parking lot off Harrison Street * Georgetown, DE Fridays 3-6pm Sports at the Beach/rte9


* Lewes Saturdays 8-noon, Historic Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St. 302-644-1436 * Ocean City Sun, Tues, Thurs, 8-1. Phillips Lot, 42 St./ Coastal Hwy. 410-860-2607 * Oxford Wednesdays , 4-6pm Oxford Community Center. * Milford Saturdays , 9-1pm N. Walnut St./Riverwalk Park


* Pocomoke * Fridays 8-12 Cypress Park, Market St., Pocomoke


* Princess Anne Thursday 3-6pm. Manokin River Park, Somerset Ave. 410-651-1818 * Salisbury Saturday 8-1pm Lot 16, Market Street, off Rt.13,


* Salisbury. organic only: Tuesdays, 3-6pm Asbury U.M. Church, Camden Ave. * Snow Hill Tuesdays 2-6, River parking lot, Green Street


* Princess Anne Thursday 3-6pm. Manokin River Park, Somerset Ave. 410-651-1818 * St. Michaels Saturdays 8:30am-11:30. Muskrat Park on St. Michael’s Harbor * Rehoboth Beach Tuesdays , 12-4pm Grove Park






THE LOCALVORE CHALLENGE Focus on a single meal, or a day, or an entire week, to purchase and eat only food that was grown or raised within 100 miles of where you live. This is a support local farmers, eat delightfully well, get healthy! FOOD for THOUGHT Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” Bill McKibben’s “Deep Economy,” and Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” Helpful sites: (or MD, VA) add your state


Fenwick Island: Coastal Highway & East Essex St. Monday/Friday 8-12 Harrington: Byler’s Supermarket Parking Lot (Rt. 13S) Thursday 1-6 Milton: 624 Mulberry St. Friday 3-7 Seaford: W. Sussex Boys & Girls Club (310 Virginia Ave.) Sat. 8:30-12


Berlin: Atlantic General Hospital (9733 Healthway Dr.) Thurs. 12-4 Centreville: Lawyer’s Row. Wed. 9-1; Sat 9-1 Chestertown: Park Row at Fountain Park. Wed. 12-5; Sat. 9-12 Denton: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (Franklin & 5th St.) Tuesday 8-12 Main Street Market (4th & Gray) Wednesday 3-6


Cape Charles: 110 Blue Heaven Rd. Sat. 1-5 Cheriton: Main. St. Sat. 9-1 Chincoteague: 4113 Main St. Wed/Sat 9-12

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Ah-ha. So the secret is paying attention to your garden. Water it like mad. Weed it like crazy. Wrestle the horn worms off your tomatoes and toss them in the bay for the fish to chew on. Then one day... after it actually rains a bit, you will stand in awe at the cukes & monster zucchini, bushels of tomatoes, herbs, lettuce & greens ambushing the yard. It’s lovely. It’s a lot! Sure you can can. But I find it is hard to open up and use your precious little jars of what not. I have some pickled figs from at least 15 years ago. (I can’t bear to eat them-ok maybe I shouldn’t, but they still look great tucked in their syrup.) Hazel Kraft, of Frenchtown, now long gone, taught me how to make them and shared her coveted cinnamon oil! Freezing is fine, just harvest in early morning, wash & dry well and remove any uninvited varmits. If your freezer goes down, you will have a lot of eating to do. This year I am going to try drying. After all the sun is certainly turned up to bake. After searching through a bunch of websites, I chose a simple dryer. There are more complex, surely more efficient ones to build, but this one looks enchantingly simple. My friend Linda Croxson of Locustville, VA. keeps her dried tomatoes in a jar of olive oil. I am a slave to them.

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GARDEN warrior


OOL . HEALTHY . GRILLIN’ Backyard chefs believe that food cooked

over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor. However, several studies have shown that grilling meat will cause carcinogens to form, increasing the risk of developing cancer. Plus what fuels the fire finds its way into what you are grilling. Consider these healthful options before you fire up the grill this weekend.

Types of Grills

Charcoal: Burning charcoal briquettes, pollutes the air around you. The smoky flavor in charcoal comes from charred wood and contributes to deforestation. Charcoal briquettes are made from sawdust bound with a type of glue and may also contain limestone, sodium nitrate and coal dust. Lump Charcoal: Lump charcoal is made from natural hardwood and will generally produce far less ash. Natural wood charcoal will light very easily and does not contain fillers and are therefore free of chemical pollutants. Lighter Fluid: Lighter fluid emits volatile organic compounds, VOCs, into the air which can cause health problems. In addition, it may also deposit toxic residue on your grilled food. Gas Grills: They use propane or natural gas, which is believed to be only mildly noxious. Gas is a non-renewable resource and there is environmental damage caused in the production of natural gas.

recipes GRILLit

tofuvegcabobs 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1/4 cup Tamari 1 teaspoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 3 Tablespoons miso 1/3 cup dry vermouth 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 (16 ounce pkg.) very firm tofu

Combine marinade ingredients in order listed and set aside. Wrap tofu in a cotton towel and press out excess water. Cube tofu and place in a glass 9”/13” pan and cover with the marinade. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. Alternate tofu with veggies on skewer (onion, squash, pepper, eggplant mushroom). Brush with olive oil & grill the tofu until browned and a slight crust forms, about 5 minutes per side. Serve hot.


Make a Solar Food dryer

Made from two cardboard boxes, some clear plastic wrap, and a little tape. You can build a nearly free solar dehydrator. Set it on a stool or chair and face its solar collector towards the sun, and you have a functional food preservation machine for little work and even less money. Use a long thin cardboard box for the collector and a taller, nearly square, cardboard box for the drying box. Boxes could be made to size by cutting and taping together small cardboard pieces. Paint the bottom black, with water based paint. If you use spray paint or other toxic paints, let the collector bake in the sun for a day or two before use. Cover the top of the collector with clear plastic wrap or window glass, etc. Tape it together as shown.

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To increase the efficiency, you may want to cover the sides and bottom of both boxes with fiberglass or styrofoam insulation.


Drawing courtesy of: Mother’s Energy Efficiency Book Copyright 1983 If this little project delights you , a sturdy version using wood, a storm window/ glass and roofing tin larger food drier are at the Garden Warrior blog.

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Rely on appearance and feel to judge dryness. Cool a test handful a few minutes before deciding whether the food is done. Consider fruit dry when no wetness can be squeezed from a piece which has been cut - it should be rather tough and pliable. Consider vegetables dry when brittle.


Ensure food is thoroughly cool before storing. Store in small quantities in glass or food-grade plastic. Check supplies frequently for contamination or dampness. Keep in a dry, cool place (between 4 C/40 F and 21 C/70 F).

** There is much more info on line: to_dehydrate_dry_vegetables.html



Elise Koch

Holly House Farm, Parsonsburg, Maryland “Knowing that the vegetables we are eatting were in the ground growing yesterday and knowing that we are supporting local farmers.”

Ginger & Bill Taylor

R-Dad Clams & Oysters, Berlin, Maryland “The fresh taste, plus it seems like it’s all easier to prepare. Make a salad, corn on the cob and steam the clams in a little beer with fresh herbs.”

David Raye

Against the Grain, Chestertown, Maryland “It’s great knowing the people that produce and make local foods.

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makes you most happy about eating locally?


Terry Jordon Longridge Gardens, Parsonsburg, Maryland

“I know who grows it, where it came from and where the waters came from that water it.”

Bob Miller & Fiance Jaclynne Wrang

Nice Farms Creamery, Federalsburg, Maryland “We not only like to be able to source what we are eating, it is important that we are supporting hard working members of our community. For many of our local farmers it is much more than an idea- it is their way of life. Supporting locally is supporting families.

Eileen Dykes Twin Post Farm, Princess Anne, Maryland

“the fresh taste of home-grown food, no chemicals, hormones, arsenic, or any thing else. So much healthier for our bodies, back to the way I was raised.

Lisa Garfield, Vanessa Palermo, Ross Monroe Calliope Farm, Fruitland, Maryland

“If I grow it....I eat it.”



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BAY Update: Best Fishes


Eat wild fish to protect your health and your water. These days, more than one third of the fish we eat come from fish farming operations. While farmed fish greatly increase the availability of a number of species, they are exposed to high levels of disease as well as toxins and fungicides in their holding areas.

According to the Center for Food Safety, farmed fish accumulate PCBs (toxic industrial compounds banned in 1970) faster than wild fish. Fish farms are largely unregulated, meaning there’s no telling what kinds of antibiotics and dyes are added to the water. On top of this, mass-produced fish can have a number of negative environmental effects, including water contamination and species endangerment. Plus, the small fish that comprise the diets of larger, farmed fish such as salmon are being over-fished in order to supply feed. Try to buy wild fish whenever possible, and don’t be afraid to ask your fish seller where his fish comes from if it’s not labeled. Not all farmed varieties are necessarily bad for the environment; some, such as catfish, eat only water plants and are less disease-prone than their carnivorous counterparts—stay away from farmed Atlantic Salmon and ranched tuna. All fish, however, are susceptible to contamination by mercury and other toxins, and fish, especially the large ones higher on the food chain, should always be eaten in moderation. !! Revised fish consumption advisories from the Maryland Department of the Environment show that a healthy diet can include more striped bass than previously recommended. The new recommendations stem from recent test results that showed a significant decline in levels of contaminants in striped bass from Maryland waters. Also, MDE data suggest that contaminant levels are even lower in striped bass fillets prepared, as the Department has long recommended, without fatty portions of the fish. When filleting, MDE recommends removing fatty portions where PCBs tend to concentrate, including the belly flap and the dark meat along the side of the fillet. To evaluate this recommendation in striped bass, MDE compared PCB levels in non-fatty dorsal fillet samples to whole fillet samples. PCB levels were reduced by 75 to 91 percent in the dorsal samples, with the general trend being a greater reduction with increasing size of fish.


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General information about MDE’s fish

Fish can be an important part of a healthy diet. They are a good source of high-quality protein and nutrients and are low in saturated fat. They are high in helpful omega fatty acids. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish can contribute to a child’s proper growth and development. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish at least twice a week for a healthier heart. MDE’s fish consumption advisories provide recommended limits on how often certain fish can be eaten and still enjoy the health benefits while minimizing health risks. They are intended for people who eat Maryland fish on a regular basis, including people who fish in local waters to provide food for themselves and their families and people who eat Maryland fish caught by sport fishermen. To develop the advisories, MDE analyzes fish tissue for two contaminants which can pose health risks and which are known to accumulate in fish: PCBs and methylmercury. PCBs, which have been banned in the United States since 1979, are synthetic oils that were primarily used as insulating fluids in heavy-duty electrical equipment. PCBs are very stable; once they are in the environment, they take a long time to break down and are still present in our environment today. The manufacture of PCBs was banned because of accumulation in the environment and risks to human health. They are taken up into the bodies of small organisms and fish. As a result, people who eat the fish may be exposed to PCBs that have accumulated in the fish. Methylmercury is a form of mercury, a metal that occurs naturally but is also released into the environment by some industrial processes and the burning of coal and municipal solid waste. Fish absorb methylmercury as they feed. It builds up more in some types of fish than others. FISHING TIPS for AUGUST Bayside: Good time to catch surface feeding fish like rockfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel. Chum for rockfish and bluefish. Casting lures and trolling through schools of breaking fish are good techniques to catch rockfish, bluefish and mackerel. Good time to catch Flounder and Spot. (You can use live spot as rockfish bait.) Seaside: The famous Gulf Stream is relatively near Ocean City, and it serves as sort of a superhighway for migrating species. Offshore fishing for marlin, dorado, tuna, wahoo, and shark is excellent, although some populations of fish are dwindling or endangered, catch and release techniques are encouraged. There are live-time sites offering more info, local weather and fishing conditions.


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