• CELEBRATE Dorchester

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    Name: CELEBRATE Dorchester
    Date: June 18, 2019
    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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    Event Description:

    Celebrate Dorchester
    2019 will be the 10th Anniversary for Celebrate Dorchester and the event will be held on June 18, 2019. The event is designed to allow Dorchester County residents to celebrate all we have to offer related to food and our heritage.  Each year we gather local ingredients from purveyors in the County: Fresh seafood, meat, poultry, grains, fruit and vegetables, all grown and raised in the region. We then give those ingredients to local chefs to use to produce a dish to serve attendees at the event.  The chefs do not know what they will get and are competing with other local chefs to produce a dish worthy of the People Choice Award.
    Dorchester County has a rich tradition of agriculture that produces an abundance of quality produce, seafood, meats, and poultry. Many of our local farmers create added value to these crops with the creation of local yogurts, cheeses, wines, and other artisan products. Regional chefs and bakers revel in the fresh ingredients as they create culinary delicacies that attract visitors from far and wide. We are fortunate to live in a region where we have such a wealth of fresh, quality foods readily available to us.
    “Locavores” are people who make a serious effort to eat locally produced food as often as possible.  Consumers increasingly consider a food’s origin, the agricultural production methods utilized in growing and harvesting it, and the freshness of food in their purchase decisions. Not surprisingly, this has led to a growing demand for locally grown produce and products. By being a locavore, you support your local farmers, local waterman and your local economy. Farm-to-Table Initiatives, Farmers Markets, Seafood Markets, Pick-Your-Own Farms, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) make it easy to discover the fabulous taste of locally produced foods, while providing healthful benefits to you and your family.
    So, come, be a locavore! Celebrate the freshness of Dorchester-produced foods, the artistry of our local chefs, the excellence of our County’s businesses, and the camaraderie of our friends and neighbors!
    This year's participating restaurants are:
    Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Cambridge
    Black Water Bakery
    Blue Point Provision Company at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
    Emily's Produce
    Garden & Garnish Caterers
    Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar & Grill
    Hoopers Island Oyster, Co.
    Palm Beach Willies
    Pizza Ziya
    T's Divine Sweets
    Thaitalian Infusion Cuisine
    Water's Edge Grill at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort

    They will be using ingredients from these Purveyors:
    B&G Foods
    Bartenfelder Farms
    Emily's Produce
    Hoopers Island Oyster Co.
    J.M. Clayton Company
    Kool Ice and Seafood
    Lori & Mark Nagel
    Lindy's Seafood,  Inc.
    Perdue Farms
    Russell Hall Seafood
    Simmons Center Market
    SunSeed Growers
    Wilson's Kids Eggs

    Event Sponsors:
    • Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery
    • Sandy Hale, CRPC/Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgmt.
    • Chesapeake College
    • Whitten Insurance Services
    • Comcast Spotlight
    • Oyster Mortgage Company, Inc.
    • Dorchester County Tourism
    • Hill-Kimmel Contracting
    Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park
    200 Byrn Street
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, 410-228-3575
    Entry Fee $35.00 per person until Friday Friday, June 14
    $40 June 15 - June 18
    $45 at the door
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