Maryland's Best

    Maryland Buyer-Grower Expo on 1/20

    Image for article: Maryland Buyer-Grower Expo on 1/20
    The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s annual Buyer-Grower Expo will be held on January 20, 2016 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. […]

    Fresh, Local Maryland Turkeys

    Image for article: Fresh, Local Maryland Turkeys
    This Thanksgiving, Maryland families are encouraged to purchase local, farm-fresh turkeys from one of the many Maryland turkey growers across the state. “For the freshest, best tasting turkey this Thanksgiving, order a locally raised Maryland turkey,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “Don’t forget to place your orders early for local Thanksgiving turkeys, as many Maryland […]

    Choose Maryland Apples!

    Image for article: Choose Maryland Apples!
    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 […]

    You & Your Farmer – Selfie Contest

    Image for article: You & Your Farmer – Selfie Contest
    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 […]

    Small Farm Conference 11/6 & 11/7

    Image for article: Small Farm Conference 11/6 & 11/7
    Be sure to sign up for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Small Farm Conference on November 6th & 7th in Princess Anne. The purpose of this two-day educational event is to provide a venue for farmers, landowners and supporters of agriculture to come together to network and learn about new opportunities and strategies that promote farm […]

    Maryland Dairy Farmers

    Image for article: Maryland Dairy Farmers
    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

    Image for article: Maryland Grain Farmers
    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.