Where do those delicious Faidley crab cakes come from and who picks the meat?


As the summer heats up and the pandemic situation becomes more acute in our nation, we are focusing on a few of our dearest friends and partners here to celebrate the 4th of July and stay local.

There are deep concerns along the Chesapeake Bay and throughout Maryland regarding a labor shortage with the folks who pick the crab meat from the crabs that local watermen pull from our waters.

Our partners at Faidley Seafood have voiced their concerns and we wanted to be educated on this issue as we headed through the summer and all want a crab cake or two.

Because we haven’t been able to sit down and eat a proper crab cake at Faidley’s at Lexington Market or have some chicken and waffles at State Fare in Catonsville with our guests, we have been doing one longish episode rather than our customary three shorter blocks of conversation. This is a rare episode where Nestor handled it solo with Damye Hahn and Jack Brooks of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association and learned a ton about the crab industry and how it supports local folks.

Given the current state of America in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests on our streets and throughout the world, we will be focusing on race and the future of  moving forward in many of our upcoming July episodes.

Clearly, we voted last month. And we hope you voted, too, and are ready to vote again in November!

We are all in this together and this is a time to educate, unite and keep each other safe. But we also have some extra time to read and learn and educate ourselves in many ways.

We will continue to produce high-quality, intelligent conversations with thought leaders as our citizens try to readjust to this pandemic during the summer at Baltimore Positive.

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We’ll try to keep you cool.