Recently, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and Homegrown Frederick staff had the opportunity to visit with Rick Hood, owner of Summer Creek Farm in Thurmont. Summer Creek Farm is a USDA-certified organic operation producing gardening soil mixes and organic vegetables.
You don’t want to miss this event - the grand opening of Frederick County’s newest farm distillery! Head on out to try the flavors of Rosie Cheeks moonshine that are produced and bottled right there on the beautiful Iron Roses Farm. Bring your blankets and chairs for this family-friendly event to relax and enjoy live music. Food will be available for purchase from IN10SE BBQ and Glamourview Creamery.
Jacyln is a full-time student at Frederick Community College, obtaining her Associate’s Degree in both biology and chemistry. She works on her family farm anywhere from four to six hours per day, plays the upright bass in the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, and serves as the Maryland Farm Bureau Ambassador. She is also a University of Maryland Extension volunteer, and lifetime Future Farmers of America (FFA) member.
Pam learned early on in life to be fierce and outspoken in order to gain respect as a decision-making manager of Walnut Ridge Farm. Otherwise, she would not be where she is today. Pam not only demanded but earned the respect of those in the industry.
As we celebrate March as Women’s History Month, we would like to take this time to highlight a few of Frederick County’s finest women in the agriculture and craft beverage industries. If you have never been to Tenth Ward Distillery and aren’t familiar with Monica Pearce, here is your chance to get to know one of the fiercest females in the craft beverage industry. Monica started Tenth Ward six years ago with just 1,600 square feet of production and tasting room space combined and the help from her mother on weekends. In those six years, the business has grown to employ seven full-time staff members within nearly 16,000 square feet of space between two combined locations.