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This Corn is for the Birds

This Corn is for the Birds

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh sweet corn on the cob topped with butter and a sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning. This familiar variety of corn is grown throughout Maryland and can be found at farmers markets statewide. But, there’s another type of corn more...
Vacationers + Farmers = Busy Roads

Vacationers + Farmers = Busy Roads

It’s that time of year again when Marylanders pack up their vehicles and head to idyllic vacation spots across the state; places like our western mountains or the eastern shore. It’s also when farmers tend to their crops — frequently driving large farm equipment on...
Don’t Mow that Grass! It’s for the Chickens.

Don’t Mow that Grass! It’s for the Chickens.

Mowing the lawn is a dreaded chore for many of us. But farmers John and Kim Luthy let the grass grow tall on their Dorchester County farm. The grass the Luthys grow is called Miscanthus. It’s a purpose-grown crop that grows to heights of around 12 feet and is being...
Plan Your Next Farm-Stay Camping Trip

Plan Your Next Farm-Stay Camping Trip

Pack up your camping gear for a one-of-a-kind stay at Willet Family Farm in Carroll County. Located in the middle of 200 acres of farmland, it’s completely secluded, providing guests the space to enjoy chasing fireflies and listening to the sounds of bullfrogs at...
Asparagus, the Magical Vegetable of Spring

Asparagus, the Magical Vegetable of Spring

The following is a guest blog from Erin J. Dingle from the Frederick County Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners are volunteers who combine their love of plants, people and the environment to help provide solutions in their communities. In 2021, Master Gardener...
You Won’t Believe What Soybeans Can Make

You Won’t Believe What Soybeans Can Make

With abundantly available soybeans as a base, the uses for this staple product are ever-growing. “Soybeans are incredibly versatile. They’re used in everything from pies to paints,” boasts Joshua Appenzeller, a soybean farmer from Sudlersville, and Chairman of the...