Maryland's Best

    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 Nurseries & Garden Centers

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    Before landscaping and planting your spring gardens this year, be sure to check out 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 State’s farmers, but also your local economy. Maryland is home to a thriving […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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  

    Homegrown By Heroes

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    The Maryland Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition and MidAtlantic Farm Credit are pleased to announce the Maryland’s Best – Homegrown By Heroes Program. The purpose of this program is to support Maryland veteran farmers by branding products with the Maryland’s Best – Homegrown By Heroes logo and offering assistance through other […]