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Celebrate ‘Buy Maryland Seafood Days’

Celebrate ‘Buy Maryland Seafood Days’
Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed Saturdays in the month of September as “Buy Maryland Seafood Days,” encouraging all Marylanders to support the state’s iconic seafood industry. From blue crabs and rockfish, to oysters and blue catfish, our state’s watermen provide a wide range of top ...

Buy Local During Stay at Home Order

Buy Local During Stay at Home Order
Click the map to go to our interactive web site connecting you directly with farmers and seafood companies doing direct sales to replace markets unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food and agriculture businesses remain essential under Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order; including far...

Make Summer Sweet!

Make Summer Sweet!
Maryland’s watermelon harvest is well under way. Time to enjoy an ice cold slice of local goodness! Maryland’s farmers produced about 3,700 acres of melons in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The melons are sold direct to consumers through farmers markets and farmst...

Visit the Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail!

Visit the Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail!
Maryland Department of Agriculture’s famous Ice Cream Trail is open this summer. Things are a bit different in light of COVID-19, but there is still dairy farm made ice cream to be tried all around the state! In fact, we’ve added one more farm this year, Nice Farms Creamery in Caroline C...

Celebrate life!

Celebrate life!
Maryland’s vineyards and winemakers offer a wonderful way to celebrate our great state! Curbside service is widely available and seating to provide social distancing as well. Learn about our wineries and cider producers here: https://marylandwine.com/wine-trails/ For pairings of Maryland win...

Keep local beauty in your home

Keep local beauty in your home
Make your safe space beautiful with Maryland cut flowers. A splash of living color and scents of nature can really lift your mood. To find Maryland cut flower growers, search our web site, or go to Maryland Grown Flowers Web Site Learn about Butterbee Farm in Baltimore County Butterbee Farm Soundboo...

Keep Calm and Carry Out

Keep Calm and Carry Out
The “Keep Calm and Carry Out” social media campaign is a partnership between MDA, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Office of Tourism and the Maryland Restaurant Association to promote the many restaurants across the state that continue to offer carry-out and delivery se...

MDA’S HOMEGROWN BY HEROES ADOPTS NEW LOGO

MDA’S HOMEGROWN BY HEROES ADOPTS NEW LOGO
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, mo...

Try Maryland Blue Catfish!

Try Maryland Blue Catfish!
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...

Choose Maryland Oysters

Choose Maryland Oysters
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 ha...

Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
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, ...

Maryland Fruit and Vegetable Seasonality Guide

Maryland Fruit and Vegetable Seasonality Guide
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...