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Wild Caught Chesapeake Bay Blue Catfish

The Chesapeake blue catfish was introduced into the Chesapeake Bay decades ago and has drastically increased in numbers. Tasting similar to rockfish, blue catfish are not your typical “catfish.” The fish is a tasty, white flaky fish that is excellent in a variety of recipes, such as our Maryland’s Best recipes.

Eating the wild-caught Chesapeake blue catfish is not only good for you, it’s helping the Chesapeake Bay. Blue catfish is consuming other species in the Bay, such as crabs, oysters, rockfish, and anything else in its path, which is causing ecological damage.

Consumers can find the fish in select grocery stores and restaurants. Maryland’s Best has compiled a list of both retail and restaurants that serve the wild-caught Chesapeake blue catfish.

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Maryland's Best Featured Product

March is Maryland Wine month. Elk Run Vineyards is nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick County surrounded by dairy and horse farms and fields of wheat and corn. Since 1983 Fred and Carol Wilson and Neill Bassford, along with associates, family and friends, have made Elk Run a shining star among American wine producers.

There are 110 Maryland wineries across the state with at least one in every county. The vast majority  of them are located on farms or use at least 51% Maryland grapes in their products. In the 2022 USDA Agricultural Census, 239 farms grew 1,472 acres of grapes; an increase of over 20% since the last census in 2017.

Maryland Wine Month is here and with a winery in every county, there’s something for everyone! Throughout the month, log in to the MD Craft Beverages app, log 3 or more wineries on your passport, and be entered to win wine-themed prizes for more info click here