Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
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.