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Gleaning: A Perfectly Imperfect Way to Give Back

Gleaning: A Perfectly Imperfect Way to Give Back

Farms across Maryland work hard during the growing season to produce fresh fruits and vegetables. With each harvest brings an income for farming families and healthy food options for the local community as they distribute their goods to local farmer’s markets and...
Farming on Tap: Family Farm Adds Onsite Brewery

Farming on Tap: Family Farm Adds Onsite Brewery

(LAYTONSVILLE, MARYLAND) – September 2019 – About 80 horses call the scenic pastures of Waredaca Farm in Montgomery County home. It’s an expansive equestrian facility that features horseback riding lessons, training and trails to ride on 230 acres owned by the...
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...