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Serving Up Summer with Maryland Peaches

Serving Up Summer with Maryland Peaches

The Secret to Killer Summer Dinner Parties?It’s just one word: Dessert.And when it comes to late July desserts in Maryland, you’ve got plenty of choices that honor the season’s best and follow the trend for local, local, local!Think delicious Maryland-grown fruits –...
How to Choose the Perfect Ears of Sweet Corn

How to Choose the Perfect Ears of Sweet Corn

Maryland’s sweet corn is one of our classic summer veggies, eagerly awaited from the first day the air warms in spring. Unlike tomatoes, peaches and watermelon, which keep you waiting and waiting in anticipation, sweet corn comes in early and, thanks to farmers who...
Lure of Livestock Draws Family to Farming

Lure of Livestock Draws Family to Farming

(CENTREVILLE, MARYLAND) He said: “I’m going to buy this farm.” She said: “Are you out of your mind?” This family changed careers to raise chickens. They’re thrilled they did.Tim and Kim Austin, who raise chickens for Mountaire Farms, joined the ranks of the 2 percent...
A Family Farm Where Lavender is the Crop

A Family Farm Where Lavender is the Crop

(DICKERSON, MARYLAND) – Once upon a time, Rockville, Md., was farmland. But as the population around Washington, DC, grew, so did residential and commercial development. Sophia Watkins’ grandmother had a dairy farm in the path of the build-up. In 1963, she...
The Buzz about Bees

The Buzz about Bees

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND) –  Mack and Tukka are sniffer dogs. Like their canine counterparts in law enforcement, they look for evil-doers. But the bad guys they sniff out aren’t found lurking in dark alleyways. They are bacteria hiding in beehives.The pair are Maryland’s...
Taking Flight: Crop Dusters Get Maryland Crops Soaring

Taking Flight: Crop Dusters Get Maryland Crops Soaring

(BERLIN, MARYLAND) Bob Bunting gets up with the birds. Actually, he gets up before the birds. He’s a crop duster and is at the airport planning his day’s flights before the first bird cheeps.Crop dusting, or aerial application involves treating fields from a...