Current News, Events, and Press Releases

FireFly Farms Earns Fifteen Awards for its Handmade Cheese
FireFly Farms celebrates another successful season earning 15 new individual awards won by its acclaimed line of cheeses in national and international cheese judging programs in 2016.
FireFly Farms - More Than Entrepreneurs, More Than Foodies
They are more than entrepreneurs. They are more than foodies. Koch and Solanet are committed champions of rural business and sustainable agriculture.
In The Spotlight: Deep Creek Lavender Farm
Deep Creek Lavender Farm, one of Garrett County’s newest and most unique experiences, sits just minutes from Deep Creek Lake.
In the Spotlight: Farmhouse Fête
Opened just one year ago, Farmhouse Fête has already become a must-see stop and Leigh has designed the shop with her customers in mind.
In the Spotlight: Working H Meats & Market
The Hardesty family at Working H Farms have been offering area residents delicious all natural meats and eggs for the past decade.
Local Farms to be Featured on MPT
Two Garrett County farms will be featured in upcoming episodes of “Maryland Farm & Harvest” on Maryland Public Television.
Maryland Native Plant Festival May 9 Features Fun and Learning For All Ages
Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival on May 9th at New Germany State Park.
Garrett County Ag Marketing Grants Available
The Garrett County Department of Economic Development recently announced a new grant program to aid in the promotion of agriculture-based businesses in Garrett County.
New Sustainable Ag Training Program
The Frostburg Grows Farmer Training Program is a two-week, intensive program for aspiring farmers, those looking to diversify their current operations and food system advocates.
Farm Leasing Webinars Offered
On May 4th and May 11th, agricultural landlords and tenants or those looking to get into agriculture will have the opportunity to participate in a webinar series focused in on leasing issues.
Local Farm Brochure Listings Sought
The “Visit Our Working Farms: Share Our Rural Heritage” agritourism brochure and Local Food & Farm Guide will be updated and printed in May.
Let's Get Down to Business - Blue Goose Greenhouse
Blue Goose Greenhouse is beginning its second year of business with an Open House event on Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Governor's Buy Local Cookout 2015 Seeking Recipes
Governor Hogan is inviting all Marylanders to submit an original recipe for his Buy Local Cookout 2015 to be held at Government House in Annapolis in mid-July as part of the Buy Local Challenge Week.
Training Dates for 2015 MD Farmers Market Nutrition Programs Announced
The MD Dept. of Agriculture has announced 2015 training dates for the Farmers Market Nutrition, Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition, and Fruit & Vegetable Check programs.
CSA Legal Issues Webinars Scheduled
CSA operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor law issues.