The Big Tomato: Picked, Packed, and Shipped in the Chesapeake
This Live Virtual Program (Zoom) program took place on Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Baltimore Narratives guest speaker, Kate Livie, talk on the history of tomato packing on the Eastern Shore, and how the region’s produce fueled industry, sparked innovative technology, shaped culture and transformed the landscape.
About the Presenter
Her 2015 book, Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and Future, won the Maryland Historical Society’s Marion Brewington prize for Maritime History.
Formerly the director of education and associate curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Livie serves as humanities faculty at the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College in hometown of Chestertown, Maryland, where she teaches courses about the Bay’s environment, arts, economy, tradition and culture.