Maryland's Best

    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 […]

    Enjoy Maryland 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. Maryland watermelons are vine-ripened and grown by about 50 farm families. Look for Maryland watermelons in the local section of your grocery store […]

    The 2016 Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail

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    Maryland has nine 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 2016 Ice Cream Trail Blazer! 2016 Maryland Ice Cream Trail Passport

    Support Local CSAs

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    There is still time to join a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm and support local farmers while receiving healthful, fresh produce all summer long. CSA members pay an up-front subscription to farmers in return for a share of the season’s harvest, which is usually provided weekly. For convenience, many CSAs deliver to central locations for […]

    Addressing Food Waste

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    Many Maryland farmers and food companies make preventing waste a regular part of their business. One of the great tools available in the state is Maryland Food Bank’s Farm To Food Bank Program. This program engages a network of farms across the state in a partnership to provide hungry Marylanders with fresh, local produce. Through […]

    Maryland Nurseries & Garden Centers

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    Before landscaping and planting your spring gardens this year, be sure to go to a Maryland nursery or garden center. By choosing to purchase your annual bedding plants, perennials, shrubs and trees from Maryland producers, you will not only be supporting our family farmers, but also your local economy. Maryland is home to a thriving […]

    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

    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.