Welcome to Chesapeake CRAFT
Modeled after other CRAFT programs around the country, the Chesapeake Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training is an exciting way to learn about different approaches to farming during the season while visiting farms and connecting with new farming peers. Founded in 2010 by a few local farmers, Chesapeake CRAFT brings together the community of new and aspiring farmers in Northern Virginia and Maryland for farm tours, potlucks, and an annual conference throughout the growing season. These simple gatherings are fun, informative, and build networks among the farming community.
What we do
Monthly Farm Tours and Happy Hour
CRAFT farm tours and happy hours take place every 3-4 weeks, on Mondays, throughout the growing season, April- October. CRAFT farm tours begin at 3pm, followed by an outdoor bring-your-own happy hour.
4/18 Moon Valley Farm Woosboro, MD
5/9 George's Mill Farm Artisan Cheese Lovettsville, VA
5/30 Moutoux Orchard Hillsboro, VA
6/20 Holterholm Farm Jefferson, MD
7/18 Shenandoah Seasonal Clear Brook, VA
8/15 Long Stone Farm Lovettsville, VA
9/12 Open Book Farm Middletown, MD
10/24 Tour and End of the Season Gathering at Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery Waterford, VA
Annual Summer Solstice Conference
We are taking 2022 off from hosting our Annual Summer Solstice Conference. We hope to get back to it in the future!