"Farmer of the Foodshed" awardees honored at Future Harvest's Annual Conference

February 6, 2020

Cockeysville, MD – February 6, 2020  Future Harvest: The Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (Future Harvest) is pleased to announce the following three recipients of annual awards for their dedication to sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake region.

  • Sarah Ryder and Tom Paduano of Flying Plow Farm, Rising Run, Maryland

  • Judy Gifford and Robert C. Fry of St. Brigid’s Farm, Kennedyville, Maryland

  • Barbara Lamborne and Dennis Fuze of Greenstone Fields, Wheatland, Virginia

All received the award at Future Harvest’s 21st Annual Conference, which took place January 16-18th at the College Park Marriott in Hyattsville, Maryland. 



From left to right: Awardees and Future Harvest Representatives at the Farmer Awards Ceremony at Future Harvest’s 21st Annual Conference in College Park, MD January 17th 2020. Sarah Ryder and Tom Paduano of Flying Plow Farm; Carrie Cochran Vaughn, Board President, Future Harvest; Judy Gifford of St. Brigid’s Farm; Dena Leibman, Executive Director, Future Harvest; Barbara Lamborne and Dennis Fuze of Greenstone Fields (Photo by Edwin Remsberg for Future Harvest)


Future Harvest was founded in 1998 with the mission to advance agriculture that sustains farmers, communities and the environment through education, networking, advocacy, and research. Its vision is to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed, where food flows from farm and fishery to table in ways that strengthen farming and the regional food economy; protect our land, water, and air; and provide healthy, nutritious food that sustains the region’s communities. Future Harvest’s 23-member Board of Directors examined criteria such as exemplary farming practices that increase profitability, protect the Chesapeake Bay, and give back to the region’s communities.

Please find press releases about each individual award recipient here:

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