Current News, Events, and Press Releases

FireFly Farms, Among the Most-Awarded in the US, Proudly Celebrates Another 15 Awards for its Handmade Cheeses in 2019
“It has been a great year for FireFly Farms,” remarked National Sales Director, Cristi Menard. “These fifteen new awards bring FireFly Farms’s individual award count to a staggering 120!"
Backbone Food Farm Has Successful Hemp Trial Season
A small hemp crop was grown for the first time this year at Backbone Food Farm near Oakland. The trial was set up for 100 plants so the Dubanskys could study different varieties.
Everything About Hemp Workshop Scheduled
This workshop will focus on production and manufacturing hemp, the different varieties of hemp, and information for farmers that want to enter the hemp market.
Backbone Food Farm to Celebrate 20 Years With Farm Day
“Farm Day is a celebration of our 20 years here, doing what we do,” said Katharine Dubansky, who owns and operates the farm with her husband, Max.
FireFly Farms Announces Second Exclusive Cheese in Whole Foods Market Stores
FireFly Farms Inc. has announced the availability of its 12-month aged goat cheese, Bella Vita, exclusive to Whole Foods Market locations in the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast regions, beginning this month.
College to Assist County Farmers in Industrial Hemp Research Project
Garrett College is working with a local farmer in an industrial hemp research project authorized within the scope of MD House Bill 698, the MD Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
DHT Nursery Offers a Mix of Familiar Favorites and New Offerings
DHT Nursery is currently in its second season and offers annuals, herbs, perennials, vegetable plants, malabar, Mexican sour gherkins, Armenian cucumbers, luffa gourds, and more.
Steyer Brothers' Maple Syrup Production Continues for More Than a Century
Maple trees were tapped last month at Steyer Brothers Maple LLC along Gorman Road, just as they have been for over a century.
Mountain Fresh Farmers' Market Recipe Booklets Available for Download
Recipes from the Mountain Fresh Farmers' Market's 2018 newsletters have been compiled into a downloadable booklet format. Previous year' recipes are also available.
Several Awards Received by White Barn at Lucas Farm
The White Barn at Lucas Farm in the Red House area near Oakland, which opened for business in June 2017, has received three awards in the wedding industry already this year.
FireFly Farms' MountainTop Bleu Wins at Prestigious 2019 Good Food Awards
FireFy Farms, producer of handmade cheese from Mountain Maryland, proudly announces that one of its first-produced soft-ripened goat’s milk cheeses, MountainTop, is a 2019 Good Foods Awards winner.
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.