Eastern Shore Food Lab

Chestertown First Fridays

Celebrate the first Friday of each month with seasonal eating and nutrient dense food, all ethically sourced and produced by students and volunteers with a zero-waste ethic. 

ESFL interns serve samples of nutrient dense foods as part of Chestertown's First Friday tradition.ESFL interns serve samples of nutrient dense foods as part of Chestertown's First Friday tradition.

Located in the heart of downtown Chestertown, the Eastern Shore Food Lab is excited to invite community members to tour our teaching and learning kitchen. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

First Fridays are a wonderful Chestertown community tradition featuring local businesses keeping their doors open late. This is a fabulous time to visit and explore local gallery exhibits, unique shopping, kids’ activities, and great dining. The Eastern Shore Food Lab brings its unique flavor to this experience with nutritious food and beverage options made by Washington College students. A gift of $2,500 or more allows you the opportunity to be one of our monthly sponsors and directly supports this incredible program. Your sponsorship support is tax-deductible. 

Rick and Kathleen Wheeler '86 '86 sponsored First Friday in the Food Lab in October 2019, which served sourdough pretzels to the community.

Rick and Kathleen Wheeler '86 '86 sponsored First Friday in the Food Lab in October 2019, which served sourdough pretzels to the community.

 

Benefits of Sponsorship

A feature about you or your business in our Eastern Shore Food Lab newsletter.

Banner recognition at the Eastern Shore Food Lab on your First Friday. You may include your corporate logo or your name — it is totally up to you.

Recognition of your sponsorship on the Eastern Shore Food Lab’s social media outlets: Instagram and Facebook.

Opportunity to participate and provide approved sample items or promotional materials to our First Friday guests. 

Logo recognition for one year on the back of our Washington College First Friday mason jar mugs. These are for sale only on First Fridays at the Eastern Shore Food Lab.

Complimentary tickets to one of the Eastern Shore Food Lab’s upcoming workshops.

Membership in Washington College’s distinguished 1782 Society, with its additional benefits.

Secure Your Sponsorship

To secure your sponsorship of First Friday in the Food Lab, contact Susie Chase, vice president for Advancement, at 410-778-7811, or Fannie Hobba Shenk, director of alumni engagement, at 410-810-5764.