Maryland's Best

    Choose Maryland Apples!

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    Maryland apple season is in full swing. Now is the perfect time of year for residents to take a trip to an orchard to try all of the delicious apple varieties our state has to offer, or to visit a local farm market and savor fresh cider, pies, and other treats.  Fresh Maryland apples can […]

    Enjoy MAR-DELicious Watermelons!

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    August is the perfect time to enjoy delicious local watermelons. This sweet treat is not only great tasting, but also has many health benefits including being the lycopene leader in fresh produce. MAR-DELicious watermelons are vine-ripened and grown by about 50 farm families. Look for Maryland watermelons in the local section of your grocery store […]

    Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail

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    Maryland has eight dairy farms that offer fresh, delicious on-farm ice cream. Together, they make up the Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail. Visit each creamery and get your trail passport stamped by September 15th and you may be named Maryland’s 2014 Ice Cream Trail Blazer. 2014 Ice Cream Trail Passport 2014 Ice Cream Trail Geocache […]

    Redesigned Maryland’s Best Web Site

    The Maryland Department of Agriculture has redesigned the Maryland’s Best web site. New features include a smartphone friendly site, advanced mapping features, ability to save favorite locations and much more. If you are a company that is already listed on Maryland’s Best and would like to make changes to your listing, please select the link […]

    Maryland Farmer’s Markets

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    The 2014 Maryland Farmers’ Market listings of locations and hours for each of the state’s markets is now available through the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) website. This year, some 150 markets will be open with at least one in every county and Baltimore City. Several of the early markets in the state, including the […]