Maryland's Best

    You & Your Farmer – Selfie Contest

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    Maryland Department of Agriculture encourages you to take “selfies” with your favorite farmer and tweet or post them on Facebook using #GetYourFRESHon! MDA’s Maryland’s Best program will use some of the hashtagged photos in its promotions of farmers markets and Maryland agriculture around the state. The social media campaign will run until Dec. 1st, after which […]

    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 […]

    The 2015 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 before September 23rd and you may be named Maryland’s 2015 Ice Cream Trail Blazer. 2015 MD Ice Cream Trail Passport

    Maryland Dairy Farmers

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    Maryland dairy farms are producing some great cheese, ice cream, yogurt and other value-added products these days. Part of a national trend toward small artisanal production, our producers are a diversified group with delightful tastes awaiting you. Dairy farmers selling cheese, ice cream and other dairy products direct to consumers Baltimore County Prigel Family Creamery […]

    Maryland Grain Farmers

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    Maryland’s grain farmers manage about a million acres in the state. Much of the corn, soybean, wheat and barley production in the state goes to support Maryland’s top ag sector, poultry production on the Eastern Shore. According to the USDA NASS 2013 Statistics, grain farmers produce about $678 million in grains and oil seeds.