Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
Farming Survey Being Conducted by Garrett College
The Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development division is currently conducting research on the challenges that local farmers are facing today.
County's Scenic Barn Quilt Trail Boasts 42 Stops
Explore Garrett County’s scenery, farming communities, and heritage this summer by following the Barn Quilt Trail.
A Taste of Napa in Western Maryland
Deep Creek Cellars, which celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, is still going strong.
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.