Each Fall, The Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Agricultural Business Council, in conjunction with the Great Frederick Fair and the Ag Education Public Relations Committee recognizes a Frederick County family for their outstanding achievements in agriculture. This year’s Farm Family of the Year is the Lambert Family.
Program Supports Full-Time Farmers, Small Businesses, and Micro Businesses
Frederick County Farm Bureau and the Frederick County Farm Safety Camp partnered with Dairy Maid Dairy to provide over 1,500 gallons of milk from area dairy producers to the Frederick County Rescue Mission and food banks throughout the County.
Looking to spruce up your landscaping or plant a garden? This weekend is the perfect time to support Frederick County High School Agriculture programs and purchase plants for gardens and flower beds.
Looking to spruce up your landscaping or plant a garden? As we move into warmer spring days and nights, many are thinking of colorful flowers and vegetables lining their gardens. We are nearing the perfect time to begin planting your annuals with no worries of frost, the average last Frost for the county has past and the Frost Free date is May 12th.
The COVID19 pandemic is impacting farmers that sell to restaurants, schools and through farmers markets. American Farmland Trust has recently launched a Farmer Relief Fund to help farmers weather this storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Farmers can apply for cash grants up to $1,000 each, eligible applicants include small and mid-size direct-market producers.
The Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) has established the Pandemic Adjustment Loan Fund Program to help Maryland’s food and fiber producers, harvesters and primary processors adjust to the business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers low cost loans with flexible terms for working capital or equipment purchases. The maximum individual loan amount is $10,000, and no collateral security is required to be pledged to receive a loan.
The Frederick County Craft Beverage industry has come together in a time of need to support the needs of our community. Tenth Ward Distillery, McClintock Distillery, Dragon Distillery and Puerto Rico Distillery have switched gears to use their alcohol product to make hand sanitizer and disinfectant cleaners.
Now more than ever it is important to support our local farms, farmers across the county are continuing to work to ensure you have a safe healthy food supply available whether you are shopping at a grocery store or at a farm market. In need of meat, produce, plants, dairy products or more? Visit one of these farms, please be sure to visit their website or Facebook page for the most up to date information on hours and availability.