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 partnership between Harford County Public Library and Our Common Table. Each episode of the free live-streamed cooking show shines a light on our area’s food artisans, farmers, seafood, and local businesses. Check out past episodes and recipes here!

Upcoming Event: December 14th at 7 PM, Sweet Treats from Around the World


This episode is all about sweet treats from all around the world! Featuring guest hosts Jinji Fraser of Pure Chocolate by Jinji and Luke Ilardo and Megan Cowman of Doppio Pasticceria. Chef John Shields and Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler will take a virtual visit with our guest hosts to the Belvedere Market to learn more about locavore sweet treats available in our area this holiday season. Register today – You don't want to miss this one!


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.


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