Maryland's Best

    March is Maryland Wine Month!

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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. […]

    Sign up for a Maryland CSA

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    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 pickup closer to subscriber’s home or work on a […]

    Maryland’s Best Expo on 1/22

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    The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s annual Maryland’s Best Expo will be held on January 22, 2020 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 […]


    The Maryland Department of Agriculture—in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition and MidAtlantic Farm Credit— has adopted a new logo to for the Maryland’s Best Homegrown By Heroes program. Working with the Farmer Veteran Coalition, the new Maryland logo features refreshed colors and, most notably, the inclusion of a female service member. In an effort […]

    Crunch Into Maryland Apples

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    Maryland pick-your-own operations and farm stands are loaded with lots of local fruit and vegetable options as summer fades. Apple picking season is just underway at many pick-your-own orchards, with tomatoes and other crops available to pick as well. Many farms have roadside markets or pick-your-own operations, while others are wholesale producers who concentrate on […]

    Enjoy Maryland Crabs!

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    Maryland crabs sold here!  That sign says it all.  There are none better.  Whether you are eating at your local crab house or bringing Maryland Blue Crabs home by the bushel to steam and share with family and friends, support your Maryland watermen and buy local crabs harvested in Maryland.  Check out the links below to find a guide […]

    Maryland Farmer’s Market Directory 2020

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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 […]

    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