Leap Day Lunch at Pot Pie Farm
Leap day 2012 was a major soaker. The rain pounded down all morning long, leaving giant puddles in places that make you go – “what?!?” I admired the locals’ rubber boots this morning in town when I got the mail, and had to jump around in parking lots to stay dry. Rubber boots are NOT just for fashion around here.
I had been invited to Pot Pie Farm for lunch. Being Leap Day, I figured this was a once in a four-year opportunity. And man, the rain was coming DOWN. On the long protected lane, the raindrops were gigantic! You can see them bouncing below – whoa!
But I’d swim if I had to for a lunch with Carol Bean. She showed me a presentation that she is giving (this evening) Thursday, March 1st at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, all about how local foodways can help sustain the Bay and the people who live and work on it. She’s offering a look at the way that she and Mark are living sustainably, being part of the local fishery and garden market economy, and finding new and creative ways to make a living doing that, right here in Talbot County. For more information about Carol Bean and Pot Pie Farm, including their farm to table suppers and CSA that includes occasional seafood, delicious homemade foods and fresh, safe vegetables and herbs – email her at email@example.com
Quinoa with garden spinach, fresh white perch and a garlic aioli. Yeah, good. (Are you kidding?)
And here’s a link to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s series that she will be participating in later this evening – with chef and author Barton Seaver, and Steve Vilnit of the DNR who is helping to market and promote Maryland seafood. If you live around here, you’ll definitely want to be there. It will be fascinating and will make you love Maryland seafood in a whole new way.