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Maryland’s Best Expo on 1/23

Maryland’s Best Expo on 1/23

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s annual Maryland’s Best Expo will be held on January 23, 2019 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 […]

Maryland Watermelon Season!

Maryland Watermelon Season!

It’s watermelon season! To pick the juiciest, sweetest melon, look for firm melons that smell sweet on the ends. A single yellow splotch is a sign of ripeness, but avoid melons with many splotches. Local watermelons tend to be sweeter and fresher than imports. Watermelon stored in a refrigerator can last for several weeks. When […]

Crabs and Rockfish! Make it Maryland

Crabs and Rockfish! Make it Maryland

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Seafood Marketing Program encourages you to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with fresh Maryland seafood. Blue Crabs and Rockfish are two delicious options for your holiday menu and both are currently in-season. With its sweet, mild, and medium-firm and flaky texture, Maryland’s state fish, Rockfish can stand on its own as […]

Maryland Peach Season!

Maryland Peach Season!

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. Peaches are great raw but can also be incorporated into desserts, smoothies, […]

National Egg Month

National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month, a time to seek out locally produced eggs and to identify Maryland farmers who produce nearly 71 million dozen eggs a year. That’s 852 million individual eggs – and a lot of omelets!   Egg Recipes 101 from the American Egg Board

Real Maryland Christmas Trees

Real Maryland Christmas Trees

This season, make sure to buy a fresh, real Maryland Christmas tree. By buying a real Maryland Christmas tree, you will not only be supporting our Maryland farmers, but you will also be making the overall best “green” choice for the environment and local economy. While they’re growing, Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other […]

Choose Maryland Apples

Choose Maryland Apples

It is hard to find a simple pleasure sweeter than a Maryland apple in the early autumn. A $7.2 million business, apple farmers in Maryland produce some of the best varieties in the world! Varieties from the Crispin and the Ginger Gold to the Stayman and the MacIntosh. All sweet and with a lot of […]