Homestead Blog Contributor Rita Calvert, the Local Cook

Rita is a freelance writer and photographer of the sustainable farming story, and a founding member of Buy Fresh Buy Local- Chespeake Region.  Her recipes and photos can be found at the Great Kids Farm blog.  She implements the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Locally Grown Lunch program and gave their first-ever corporate cooking classes.  She’s currently co-writing  The Grassfed Gourmet Book of Outdoor Cooking with Michael Heller, CBF’s Clagett Farm.

With close to three decades in the food, styling, media production, marketing and public relations fields, Rita has created myriad programs, events, cooking sessions on national television, the stage and The Annapolis School of Cooking. She has partnered in writing cookbooks and product lines to showcase the inspiration, art and nourishment of food. Her work has always embodied the naturally wholesome, positive and satisfying.

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