John & Amie St’Angelo are not your average farmers. The couple purchased their first farm in 2004 with no plans of actually owning an agri-business. Thirteen years later, they own two successful country inns and event venues, a winery, a distillery, a lavender market, and an operating farm with big plans for the future. They can add makers of nationally-award winning spirits to their list, too.
Governor Hogan declared March 20-26, 2017 as Maryland Agriculture Week. Frederick County has over 181,000 acres of land that is devoted to agriculture, providing a large variety of products to the residents of this county and region. Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Maryland’s largest industry?
Frederick County Ag Week at the Mall is coming to the Francis Scott Key Mall February 13-18 with lots of different agriculture activities for all to enjoy. Frederick County Ag Week at the Mall was started over 43 years ago as a celebration of farming in the county, and has continued ever since. Ag Week continues as a way to promote Agriculture and celebrate the year’s successes.
The new Homegrown Frederick publication is hot off the press and ready to view today!
Approximately 30 people, including Maryland’s Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder and other local and state lawmakers, gathered for a day long tour of Frederick County’s farms to hear about federal, state, and local issues facing the agriculture community.
The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) has increased marketing efforts recently with the launch of a brand new agricultural website called HomegrownFrederick.com and the redesign of the existing DiscoverFrederickMD.com, which aims to help businesses start, locate, expand and discover Frederick County.