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Local Flour Makes Your Holiday Treats More Special

Local Flour Makes Your Holiday Treats More Special

This holiday season, when you pull out your great-grandma’s famous pie recipe, think about where to find the ingredients. Apples, pears, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and other Maryland-grown fruits and vegetables can still be purchased from local farmers markets. But,...
Virtual Competition Showcases Maryland’s Youth

Virtual Competition Showcases Maryland’s Youth

Last year when the onset of COVID-19 caused in-person events to cancel, many organizations scurried to help bring some normalcy to youth programs, like 4-H and National FFA Organization, by holding virtual events.“During the summer of 2020, it was really disappointing...
Military Family Turns to Life on a Historic Farm

Military Family Turns to Life on a Historic Farm

Marylander Todd Durbin joined the U.S. Army as a combat engineer, serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was later reclassified to wheeled mechanic and medically retired after 15 years of service. As Todd was transitioning from active duty, he and his wife,...
Why Aren’t All Farms Organic?

Why Aren’t All Farms Organic?

Growing organic sounds like a no-brainer. But, there are a myriad of challenges for farmers who choose to grow organic crops. The “organic” label refers to a specific production method a farmer uses to produce food that is equally safe and nutritious to conventionally...
Farmers Give Back to Those in Need

Farmers Give Back to Those in Need

When Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast this past summer, people across the nation sprang into action to help and donate lifesaving items, like food, water and clothing, to those communities affected by the devastation. That effort included fresh products from more...
Back to School on the Farm

Back to School on the Farm

Now that summer is over, fewer vacationers are heading to the beach. But that doesn’t mean that our favorite Eastern Shore farm markets, like Wright’s Market in Mardela Springs, are slowing down.Wright’s Market has been a staple on busy Route 50 for decades. “My...