Maryland's Best

    Take the Buy Local Challenge from July 20 – 28

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    This summer, show your commitment to Maryland and eating local by taking the Buy Local Challenge! The Buy Local Challenge is a pledge to support Maryland farms by eating at least one locally grown item a day for a week, July 20 – 28, 2019. The Buy Local Pledge: “I pledge to eat at least […]

    The 2019 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 2019 Ice Cream Trail Blazer! 2019 MD’s Best Ice Cream Trail Passport

    Maryland Peach Season!

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    Maryland is known for quality peaches, and harvesting is underway! To pick the best peaches, look for fruits that are deeply colored and firm, but slightly soft to the touch. Store them in a fridge and eat within a week for maximum freshness. In 2017 alone there were 831 acres of peaches harvested in Maryland […]

    Maryland Farmer’s Market Directory 2019

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    Farmers’ market season is just beginning and we have a directory that will tell you where you can get all your farmer’s market needs! Visit a farmer’s market near you to pick up local fruits & vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, ice cream, wines and much more!  Check out our 2019 Directory below to find a […]

    Try Maryland Blue Catfish!

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    Since they were first introduced into the Chesapeake Bay, the blue catfish population has increased dramatically. This invasive species was first introduced into our waters during the 1970s and is now prolific throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In 2018 there was an estimated 500 million pounds of blue catfish in the bay. Due to lack […]

    Discover Maryland Wines

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    There are nearly 1,000 acres of grapes growing in Maryland, from the mountains of Garrett and Allegany through the sandy shores of the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland. From full body reds, to crisp whites or a dry rosé, wineries in our state offer a wide selection that is sure to appease your pallet’s preferences. […]

    Choose Maryland Oysters

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    One of our most intriguing foods, oysters are like fine wine, its flavor a mirror of its habitat. Move a grapevine, you get a different wine. Oysters are same. Maryland oysters are sweet and delicate A result of merroir, the content and characteristics of the sea in which it grows, the Chesapeake haunts every slurp […]

    2019 Maryland’s Best Expo Directory

    To download a pdf version of the 2019 Maryland’s Best Food & Beverage Expo Directory, please select the link below. 2019 Maryland’s Best Expo Directory

    Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

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    The Farmers Market Nutrition Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture supplemental nutritional grant and provides checks to low income senior citizens and participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Theses checks can be redeemed to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, and cut herbs at local farmers markets.   Find the nearest […]

    Maryland Fruit and Vegetable Seasonality Guide

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    From Cucumbers, watermelons, and apples to strawberries and sprouts, Maryland farmers produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Check out the link below for fruit and vegetable seasonality guides to find when your favorite produce is in season. Maryland Fruit and Vegetable Seasonality Charts