Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Cove Run Farms Corn Maze to Open for 18th Season 
The Cove Run Farms Corn Maze is set to open for its 18th season this Saturday, Sept. 22nd, on the Bender farm. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to Toys for Happiness.
Local Residents Hold "Community Discussion About Food"
As part of its Chesapeake Foodshed Study, the University of Maryland's Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is working with consultants to examine the region’s food supply chain.
FireFly Farms Awarded Maryland Industrial Partnership Program Funding 
FireFly Farms Inc. has been selected for $90,000 in funding to aid in research and development by the Maryland Industrial Partnership program.
Business is Buzzing at The Bearded Bee Company
Many families have hobbies they enjoy pursuing together. For the Taylor family of Swanton, that hobby has actually grown into a family-owned and operated business. And it just happens to involve bees.
Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Community Discussion Set
Come join a lively conversation about the food we eat! The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is holding a community discussion to see how people produce, eat, shop, prepare, and process food.
Garrett County Cheeses Win at Cheese Society Conference 
Two Garrett County cheese producers received recognition at the 2018 American Cheese Society Conference in Pittsburgh.
FireFly Farms Announces Exclusive Cheese in Mid-Atlantic Whole Foods
FireFly Farms Inc. has a new goat cheese exclusive to Whole Foods Market locations in the Mid-Atlantic region, beginning July 26th.
FireFly Farms Secures Working Capital from RSF Social Finance's Food System Transformation Fund
FireFly Farms plans to fund the expansion of its goat cheese manufacturing operations, increasing the production of their larger wheeled and longer aged cheeses for wholesale distribution in 2019.
In the Spotlight! Pleasant Valley Greenhouse: Ready for Spring
Ahhh…spring. The earth awakens from her long winter’s nap, fertile and ready to grow again. And for over 30 years, Pleasant Valley Green House has been helping home gardeners do just that.
Chestnut Ridge Nursery a Growing Experience for Grantsville Family
The combination of a background in farming, an interest in growing things, and a timely opportunity led a Grantsville couple and their children on a new venture.
FireFly Farms' Newest Cheese Wins at Prestigious 2018 Good Food Awards
FireFy Farms, producer of handmade cheese from Mountain Maryland, proudly shares their newest cheese Merry Goat Round Spruce Reserve is a 2018 Good Foods Awards winner.
Private Applicator Pesticide License Requirements
Training dates for farmers applying for new and renewal Private Applicator Pesticide Licenses have been scheduled by the University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County Office.
Mt. Top Fruit and Vegetable Meeting Set for December 15th
?The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mt. Top Fruit and Vegetable Meeting on December 15th.
Precision Dairy Technology Program to be Held at CTTC
The University of Maryland Extension will host "Precision Technology Use in Dairy Farming" on December 14th.
Mtn. Fresh Producers Association to Hold Winter Farmers' Markets
The Mtn. Fresh Producers Association of Garrett County will hold a series of winter farmers’ markets, beginning Nov. 18 and running throughout the winter and spring.