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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...

Crunch Into Maryland Apples

Crunch Into Maryland Apples
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-ow...

Get Fresh & Fragrant, Buy a Local Christmas Tree

Get Fresh & Fragrant, Buy a Local Christmas Tree
This year be sure to visit a Maryland Christmas tree farm with your family. Not only do real trees look and smell beautiful, they are also a renewable, recyclable resource that keep unwanted waste out of our landfills and are good for the environment. Buying locally grown trees, including choose-and...

PICK LOCAL STRAWBERRIES

PICK LOCAL STRAWBERRIES
Strawberry season is in full swing. Find your local Farmers Market, U-pick farm, or farm stand for fresh, local strawberries! When selecting strawberries, be sure to look for a full, red color, bright luster and firm, plump flesh. Strawberries do not ripen after being picked, so be sure to choose ...

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...

Maryland True Blue Crabs

Maryland True Blue Crabs
Only a small number of restaurants in Maryland reliably make their crab cakes from local crabmeat and the state does not require restaurants to identify the specific source of the meat. It’s time to stand behind our crab cakes and crab meat and proudly support this local luxury. True Blue, a promo...

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...

March is Maryland Wine Month

March is Maryland Wine Month
This March is the first ever Maryland Wine Month. Check out the Maryland Wineries Association web site for a calendar of events & activities taking place at wineries across the state as well as more info on an official Wine Month Challenge! Maryland Wine Week Calendar of Events Join us for the...

Winter Farmers Market Guide

Winter Farmers Market Guide
Even though the winter weather has arrived, farmers’ market season isn’t over yet!  More than 15 Maryland farmers’ markets will remain open for business throughout the winter months. Visit a winter market near you to pick up local winter produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, wines and much more! Sev...

Celebrate Maryland Farmers' Market Week

Celebrate Maryland Farmers' Market Week
Celebrate Maryland Farmers’ Market Week, Aug 2nd – 8th, by visiting a farmers’ market near you! Purchase fresh and delicious local products, get to know your area farmers, and enjoy some of the Farmers’ Market Week Festivities with family and friends! To find a farmers market...