Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 21, 2009
Annapolis Maritime Museum Announces Chesapeake Market Day on Sunday, August 23
Partnering with FreshFarm Markets
The Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) partnering with FreshFarm Markets, will hold Chesapeake Market Day on August 23 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the museum, located at 723 Second Street in Eastport. FreshFarm Markets, known for promoting food with a face, a place, and a taste in the Chesapeake Bay region, organizes the downtown Annapolis farmers market every Sunday morning from 8-12 in the Donner Parking Lot next to Fawcett's.
Market Day will feature the Skipjack HM Krentz selling watermelon from the AMM's dock, locally grown vegetables, fruits and flowers from the Eastern Shore, music, food and beverages. In addition, two short films, Fridays at the Farm and True Cost of Food will be featured in the Bay Room. FreshFarm Markets will provide handouts, seasonal recipes and a basket of market goods to be raffled. Other products that will be available include cheese and honey.
For the children, there will be various demonstrations including bug making out of fresh vegetables throughout the day.
The event is free and open to the public. Chesapeake Market Day, which began several years ago, is an annual event dedicated to providing fresh produce to local Annapolis residents in an authentic "early" Chesapeake Bay setting.
About the Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and commemorating the maritime heritage of Annapolis and the neighboring waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Located on Back Creek, right around the corner from City Dock, and designated an official Chesapeake Bay Gateways site by the National Park Service, the Museum is working to provide the vital connection for residents and visitors-—both children and adults-—to the Chesapeake Bay’s natural environment and culture through a variety of educational and public programs and exhibitions.
The Museum’s waterfront campus includes the newly renovated McNasby Oyster Company building with a 2,000 square foot meeting space and new catering kitchen, a large main deck overlooking the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, and an exhibition gallery featuring "Legacy to the Bay – The Hartge Family & The Chesapeake 20."
For more information: www.amaritime.org or 410-295-0104.
FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1997, starting with the opening of the market at DuPont Circle. Inspired by a vision of a more sustainable regional food system, the producer-only markets were created not only to connect urban residents with local farmers, but also to educate the public about food and farming issues, and to provide tangible economic opportunities for farmers. As of 2009, FRESHFARM Markets operates eight farmers' markets in the Washington, DC metro area with farmers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Delaware. More information is available at www.freshfarmmarkets.org.