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 […]

    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 […]

    Small Farm Conference 11/6 & 11/7

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    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

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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.