Farm to host annual Burgers and Brews for the Bay Oct. 21
Military and civilian community alike welcome at CBF event
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is sponsoring its fourth annual Burgers and Brews for the Bay event on the historic 285acre working Claggett Farm in Upper Marlboro on Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m.
The rain or shine event is jointly promoted by Community Supported Agriculture, a 250-member program that welcomes civilian and armed forces members alike to enjoy a fun-filled family day.
Michael Keller, Clagett Farm manager, said he is looking forward to welcoming service members to come out and have a good time at this weekend event.
Reiterating last year’s invitation he stated, “We appreciate your service and would be honored for you to bring your family out and have a good time.”
Echoing his sentiments, Karen Frostbutter, Maryland office and operations manager, said, “If you want to feel good about yourself, this is the event to come to.” This year ticket prices were lowered by $10, bringing advanced tickets sales to $40 and $50 at the door for all the food and beer you can eat and drink, featuring 100 percent farm-to-table, restaurant-quality food prepared by local chefs and premium paired draft craft beers, she added.
The wholesome family-friendly event brought more than 200 health conscious and community environmentalists to support the worthy cause of saving the bay through sustainable farm practices.
“Everyone I’ve ever talked to expressed it was more than anyone could possibly eat or drink in one afternoon. I think the nonprofit and military world should connect more, because both are like-minded people willing to support the community and en- vironment,” Frostbutter said, welcoming service members to come out to the family-oriented event.
Committed to the community’s needs and the bay, she said, “Agriculture is the No. 1 source of pollution to the bay. What we did at Claggett is take an old tobacco farm and we did it the right way, from top to bottom. We’re the only ag-certified farm in Maryland, which means the Maryland Department of Agriculture gave us an agreement with all the boxes checked, noting that we’re working this farm exactly how it should be done, promoting good soil health and cattle grazing. Not only are we doing it, we’re teaching other people how to do it correctly
Chef Mike Louise and his wife, Monica, create a Mezzanote Red Angus Burger slider for patrons.