Md. Grants Available For Specialty Crops The Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a competitive grant program to fund projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.
Produce Prices Expected To Spike From Worst Drought In Century For CaliforniaIt may be on the other side of the country, but the devastating drought happening in California right now could soon have a major impact on grocery budgets in Maryland.
Fruits Plus Vegetables Equals Happiness?Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables seems to boost life satisfaction, mental well-being, and happiness.
Farmers Say Fruit, Vegetables Fare Well In DroughtFarmers say locally grown fruits and vegetables have been a bright spot in a dim year for agriculture on the Delmarva peninsula.
USDA Changes Standards For School Lunches To Encourage Healthy EatingSweeping changes are on the way for school lunches. For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government changes what students eat at school.
Asian Stink Bugs Damaging Md. CropsPredictions this past spring that Asian stink bugs would have an impact on crops appear to be coming true.
Retailers To Bring Fresh Produce To 1,500 PlacesMichelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity moved a step forward Wednesday with the announcement that Wal-Mart and other retailers plan to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without broad access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods over the next few years.
Fells Point To Hold New Farmers' Market On SaturdaysFells Point will open a farmers' market on Saturday.
Baltimore Farmers' Market Draws A Big Crowd On Opening DayMaryland's largest farmers' market has kicked off its season sooner than ever before. The Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar has been around for more than three decades.
Baltimore Farmers' Market Opens For 34th YearFresh produce is coming to Baltimore early this season.
Locally Grown? It All Depends On How You Define ItThe popularity of locally grown food — which many assume means the food is fresher, made with fewer chemicals and grown by smaller, less corporate farms — has led to an explosion in the use of the word "local" in food marketing. It's the latest big thing after the surge in food marketed as "organic," another subject of continuing labeling controversy.