An open letter to Linganore Wines of Mt. Airy, Maryland, purveyors of Caribbean Wine Festivals

An open letter to Linganore Wines of Mt. Airy, Maryland, purveyors of Caribbean Wine Festivals

June 4, 2017

Anthony Aellen
The Vice President and Wine Maker
Linganore Wines
13601 Glissans Mill Road
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Tel: 301-831-5889 – Email: Vice President and Wine Maker:

Dear Anthony:

I am writing on behalf of a charitable organization in Jamaica whose efforts to alleviate suffering have been quite impressive.  The name of the organization is Feeding of The 5000

I visited your website and perused extensively and saw that your Company presents and produces three festivals which are driven by the Caribbean Heritage embracing food, music, and other talents.

The festivals are:

  • Caribbean Fest
  • Reggae Wine, Music and Art Festival
  • Autumn Reggae Wine, Music & Art Festival

Your website states that the Company prohibits commercial vending; this is shown below in a caption taken from your website.

I would like to obtain an application for vending. Who do I contact?

You can email Be sure to include a link to your website, Facebook page or photos of what you intend to sell. Please note that commercial vendors are not accepted. How culturally correct is this prohibition?

Caribbean commercial vendors have the expertise and experience to produce Caribbean cuisine that is savored and loved by millions of people.

What other contacts or culturally motivated activities do these Festivals associate with Caribbean communities in the USA or Caribbean Organizations in and around the state of Maryland?

As stated on your website, your Company is open to requests for donations, therefore, I am advocating (in an unofficial capacity) for Feeding of the 5000 as a charitable organization that you could consider in your efforts to support those in need.

I encourage you to read an article about the Organization that was published in The Caribbean Current — Link to article here:

I hope you take kindly to my appeal and look forward to your response.

Best regards,

Karl A. Haughton
Business Development
The Caribbean Current

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