With John Shields

Live. Learn. And protect the bounty of the Chesapeake region.

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Chesapeake Farm & Bay to Table

Chesapeake Farm & Bay to Table is a free live-streamed cooking show produced by Harford County Public Library and Chef John Shields' non-profit, Our Common Table. Each episode shines a light on our area’s food artisans, farmers, seafood, and local businesses. Check out past episodes and recipes here!

Upcoming Event: July 13th at 7 PM, Down the Ocean Hon – Beach Food is Calling: Chesapeake Farm & Bay to Table

This episode of Chesapeake Farm & Bay to Table is all about our beach and boardwalk favorites. From the best pier French fries to fine dining--it’s all there for us to enjoy... and enjoy we will. Come along with us as we head "downy ocean, hon" and learn about the famously favorite beach foods!


Our Common Table is a nonprofit organization that wants to spread our message of respect and conservation for the Chesapeake and its bounty. We believe that a single action, like preparing a simple meal for our friends and family, can make a difference in the community and that collective action can greatly impact our region and the world. Through education and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.


Chef John Shields––otherwise known as the Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay––has been cooking nearly his whole life. He began his career cooking with his grandmother Gertie Cleary at an early age and never looked back. Little did he know that he would become an accomplished celebrity chef owning many restaurants, writing four popular cookbooks, starring in two national public television series, and so much more.


Learn more about Our Common Table and get the latest updates on events, recipes, and more.

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