Savage River Farm CSA- Student Documentary Series
Sun, July 20, 2014
Editor’s Note: This video marks the second in our Sustainable Foodways Series. The series was completed by Frostburg State University students enrolled in “Folklore in Appalachia” in Fall 2013 and “Sociology of the Environment” in Spring 2014 as part of their participation in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Teaching Project administered by East Tennessee State University. This film documents Savage River Farm, an organic farm and CSA operated by Ben and Hana Yoder. It was produced by Megan Carr, a Frostburg State University student enrolled in both courses, who provided the w...
FSU Students Document Regional Agriculture and Foodways
Thu, July 3, 2014
FSU Students Produce Short Documentaries on Local Foodways
Editor’s Note: This video marks the first in our Sustainable Foodways Series. This film, documenting Backbone Food Farm, an organic farm and CSA operated by Max and Katharine Dubansky, was produced by Mitch Houck, a Frostburg State University student enrolled in “Sociology of the Environment” in Spring 2014. Lloyd Kerr, a student enrolled in “Folklore in Appalachia” also visited the farm in 2013. Kerr provided the documentation included in the story below.
As participating members of the Appalachian Regional Commission’...
Frostburg Engle's Bologna by B&B Meats is a Valued Maryland Tradition
Tue, June 17, 2014
Bernie and Ryan Garlitz of B&B Meats have been recognized by The Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council as one of this year's Master/Apprentice Teams. In recognition of this acheivement, on June 14th, the pair participated in the annual Maryland Traditions Festival in Baltimore. While Frostburg Engle's Bologna has been a valued piece of regional lore and foodways for more than 100 years, it's now gaining some well deserved statewide and national recognition.
Bernie learned his trade directly from Walt Engle Jr, who had carried on his family meat business for severa...
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival in Baltimore June 14
Tue, June 10, 2014
The interactive, family-friendly celebration of Maryland’s traditional arts, music and food takes place Saturday, June 14 at The Creative Alliance
From Maryland-rooted traditions like screen painting, banjo making and decoy carving to traditions with global origins, like Congolese Rumba, Chinese Calligraphy and Piñata Making that have taken root in communities statewide, the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a celebration of the traditional arts, music, craft and food that epitomize Maryland as a distinct and dynamic cultural place.
“Folklife is the stuff of oral tradition – th...
Irish Flute and Bouzouki Combo to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts
Mon, June 9, 2014
Irish musicians John Blake, flute, and Ruairy McGorman, bouzouki, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, Sunday, June 29th at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public, with donations greatly appreciated. The concert marks one of several East Coast stops to launch Blake’s first solo CD endeavor, “The Narrow Edge,” which the Irish Echo touts as “excellent, straightforward and thoughtful,” filled with “brilliant stylish flourishes that reveal [Blake’s} command of his instrument.”
Blake is a traditional Irish flute player, guitarist, ...