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 Potlucks
CRAFT farm tours and potlucks take place monthly, on Mondays, throughout the growing season, April- October. CRAFT farm tours begin at 3:30pm, followed by a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share.
4/29 Peace Hollow Farm, Knoxville MD
5/27 Owls Nest Farm, Upper Marlboro MD
6/24 Summer Solstice Conference at The Blue Ridge Center of Environmental Stewardship, home to Mountain View Farm, Purcellville VA
8/26 Starstead Farm, Rixeyville VA
9/30 Country Pleasures Farm, Middletown MD
10/28 The Farm at Sunnyside, Washington VA
Annual Summer Solstice Conference
CRAFT hosts an annual Summer Solstice Conference - a full-day of workshops, panels and presentations geared towards farm workers, interns and apprentices.
This year's conference will be June 24th, 2019 at Mountain View Farm.
Click HERE for this year's schedule (coming soon!)