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Maryland Oysters “Go Hollywood”

Maryland Oysters “Go Hollywood”

(HOLLYWOOD, MARYLAND) – Oysters are legendary for inspiring romance. If you need proof, consider Tal Petty and Na Dodchai. When Tal decided to become an oyster farmer, he traveled around the world to learn about oyster cultivation. Na was his interpreter in...
Chicken Wings: A Super Bowl Tradition

Chicken Wings: A Super Bowl Tradition

You can’t have a Super Bowl party without a heaping platter of chicken wings. This year, football fans will eat 1.3 billion chicken wings during the big game. And, you can’t have chicken wings without people like Lee Richardson. He’s a fifth-generation farmer who...
Growing Your Lawn with Winter in Mind

Growing Your Lawn with Winter in Mind

(POOLESVILLE, MARYLAND) – That beautiful lawn that’s the envy of your neighborhood often starts at a turf farm like Summit Hall Turf Farm in Poolesville, Maryland. William Wilmot started the farm in 1948. He got the idea when someone asked about buying pasture...
Winter Squash: Colorful and Tasty All Winter Long

Winter Squash: Colorful and Tasty All Winter Long

As temperatures cool, farmers’ markets and roadside stands replace their tomatoes and lettuce with a crazy-quilt display of winter squash. The gourds are a cheerful accent to autumn’s falling leaves and gloomy skies. The squash and gourds are orange and blue and grey...
A Family Farm and a Christmas Tradition

A Family Farm and a Christmas Tradition

(RANDALLSTOWN, MARYLAND) – December 2018 – Jamie Condon smells like pine sap from Thanksgiving through Christmas. It’s an occupational hazard. Along with her husband, Kyle, and their two children, she runs A Snowball’s Chance Christmas Tree Farm, a cut-your-own...
Why Maryland Leads the Nation in “Trash Farming”

Why Maryland Leads the Nation in “Trash Farming”

(GALENA, MARYLAND) – December 2018. What started as a dairy farm four decades ago has evolved into a modern poultry and grain farm for the Davis family. Farming nearly 3,000 acres in Kent County, Maryland, Allen Davis has experimented with many farm practices to find...