Justin and Cody Tice are 12 year-old twins, the sons of Joe and Deana Tice, owners of En-Tice-Ment Farm in Harwood. Last year, the family invested in 50 Rhode Island Red hens and 100 pullets (juvenile chicks. The hens start laying at about 6 months of age), which the boys now have responsibility for, and which they have turned into a business enterprise. The 50 hens lay about 3 dozen eggs each day, and the boys sell their harvest First Come, First Served at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market on Saturdays and Sundays, and at the Crofton Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays ($4.50-$6/dozen depending on size).
While Cody likes to keeps on eye on the flock, Justin is a real salesman. He breaks a few eggs onto a hot griddle, frying them sunny-side up then flipping them onto soft white bread layered with cheese and bacon. The smell of the country breakfast alone would sell those eggs! It helps they are raised on a natural diet of GMO-free grain and are free-ranged on the Tice’s farm. Justin says they will use their revenue to pay off their parent’s investment in the flock, then put the rest aside for college. Call 443-336-8492 to arrange pick up at the farm. www.enticementfarmraisedmeats.com
Loews Hotels & Resorts is inviting guests to Summer Like a Local with specials deals and perks like Breakfast in Bed. “Head to Loews Annapolis Hotel, located just steps away from the City Dock and the famed United States Naval Academy, and enjoy a relaxing getaway by the Chesapeake Bay that includes complimentary valet parking, breakfast for two each morning and a sun kit with Loews Annapolis burlap bag, sunscreen, lip balm, and two sun visors”. I heard Chef Teddy Folkman makes a mean French Toast that would be worth the price of this package all on its own! The hotel is also offering specials in DC and Philly. Check back in to hear about our adventures this spring in those two hotspots.
Loews Annapolis Hotel: 126 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 263-7777.
Chef Zachary Pope, former owner of Roundz Gourmet in West County, was recently named Executive Chef at Blackwall Hitch in Eastport. Pope boasts a culinary degree from the Baltimore Culinary Institute and former stints at Georgetown Station, Bridgadoon, Matters of Taste Catering and Restaurant Vidalia to name a few. His focus has long been to use the finest ingredients and time-honored techniques to make classic dishes bright, innovative and delicious.
Blackwall Hitch will open a sister location in Alexandria, Virginia, later this summer. Pope will be based in Annapolis.
400 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 (Map) 410-263-3454
The Anne Arundel County Farmer’s Market is now open Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Food vendors at the Riva Road location (formerly hosted at Westfield Annapolis Mall) include Rogue Pierogies, Penang Inspiration, Cumberstone Ice Pops, Oksana’s Produce Farm and many more. Doggie Treats, flavored popcorn, spiced nuts, baked goods and much more abound! Other vendors include fused glass, hand-thrown pottery and the most beautiful knit and crocheted fashions and accessories. This market has grown by leaps and bounds and is proof that Annapolis is increasingly a foodie town!
Anne Arundel County Farmers Market, 275 Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401
Tastings Gourmet Market, located in Clocktower Place off Forest Drive in Annapolis, announced it will be selling several new Gluten Free items. Owner Stacey Adams was recently advised to go gluten free herself, and so is on a quest to find the best gourmet, high-quality, gluten-free foods from America and Europe. She sells rice pastas and savory sauces imported from Italy, a variety of gourmet crackers and snacks and several desserts from a certified Gluten Free bakery in St. Michaels, Maryland. The shop also offers 4-5 fresh leafy salads, 3-4 prepared salads like Meditteranean Tuna, Curried Chicken and Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and several gluten-free soups each day.
Tastings Gourmet Market, 1410 Forest Drive Clock Tower Place, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-263-1324
Mark your calendar! The Annapolis Irish Festival comes to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds July 10-11th with lots of great Irish food, drink and dance.
Cheap food is usually made from cheap ingredients, often including synthetic preservatives and dyes. Randi Wilhelm, Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market in Annapolis says “The first step toward eating better on a budget is spending your money on real food, so you get the most nutrition for your buck”. Join Randi and other experts to learn how to do just that with a Healthy/Cheap Educational Event at the store on Wednesday, May 27th from 6 PM-7 PM (cost $5). Following a store tour, participants can enjoy a healthy, yummy taste demonstration. Attendees will also receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate.Feel free to share...