Maryland's Best

    Get Fresh & Fragrant, Buy a Local Christmas Tree

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    This year be sure to visit a Maryland Christmas tree farm with your family. Not only do real trees look and smell beautiful, they are also a renewable, recyclable resource that keep unwanted waste out of our landfills and are good for the environment. Buying locally grown trees, including choose-and-cut trees, supports family owned farms […]

    Maryland Buyer-Grower Expo on 1/25

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    The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s annual Buyer-Grower Expo will be held on January 25, 2017 from 10am – 2pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the Banquet Room in Annapolis, MD.The meeting is designed for Maryland growers, producers, and processors interested in selling their products to buyers from grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools and other venues. […]

    Winter Farmers Market Guide

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    Even though the winter weather has arrived, farmers’ market season isn’t over yet!  More than 15 Maryland farmers’ markets will remain open for business throughout the winter months. Visit a winter market near you to pick up local winter produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, wines and much more! Several markets will also be featuring special holiday […]

    Homegrown By Heroes

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    The Maryland Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition and MidAtlantic Farm Credit are pleased to announce the Maryland’s Best – Homegrown By Heroes Program. The purpose of this program is to support Maryland veteran farmers by branding products with the Maryland’s Best – Homegrown By Heroes logo and offering assistance through other […]

    Choose Maryland Apples!

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    Maryland pick-your-own operations and farm stands are loaded with lots of local fruit and vegetable options as summer fades. Apple picking season is just underway at many pick-your-own orchards, with plenty of late peaches, tomatoes and other crops available to pick as well. Maryland is home to 171 apple orchards according to the latest U.S. […]

    Maryland’s Best Restaurant Promotion

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    The Maryland Department of Agriculture has launched the Maryland’s Best Restaurant Promotion to identify restaurants, their chefs, and their distribution partners who are supportive in sourcing, purchasing, preparing and promoting Maryland products and ingredients on their menus. Maryland Farmers produce the freshest, best tasting ingredients that are available in season and help to enhance any […]

    2016 Maryland Buyer-Grower Expo Directory

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    The Maryland Buyer-Grower Expo Directory contains all of the preregistered exhibitors and attendees from the 2016 Expo. Exhibitors include growers, processors, and watermen with products ranging from fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, oysters, specialty products, and more. Buyers include wholesale buyers from grocery retailers, restaurants, schools, and other venues. 2016 MD Buyer-Grower Expo Directory