Take Action: Fight Food Insecurity and Support Local Farmers in Maryland!

The Food Donation Pilot Program was originally established in 2017 thanks to the advocacy of Fair Farms consumers and farmers like you. This initial iteration of the program gave farmers in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County a tax credit, up to $5,000 per farm, for food that is donated to eligible food pantries. Due to …

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A Look at Tenant Farming in Maryland

Written by Morgan Johnson, Staff Attorney “Buy land—they aren’t making it anymore.” These words from Mark Twain underscore a concept that tenant farmers are well aware of—land is scarce. Scarcity drives up costs, and presents an imbalance in the power to choose what, when, and how changes may be made to farmland. Roughly 64% of …

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Fair Farms Partner Highlight : Good Dog Farm

Fair Farms Partner Highlight : Good Dog Farm Good Dog Farm is a 5 acre sustainable vegetable farm located in Parkton, MD. Founded in 2016 by Joanna Winkler and Bryan Alexander, Good Dog Farm supplies locally grown and certified USDA Organic food to Baltimore area residents. They’re currently in peak tomato season, sometimes bringing in …

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Fair Farms Partner Farms 2020 CSAs – Open Now

In light of COVID-19 and the abruptions to our local food system, Fair Farms put together a list of our partner farms who are still offering CSA shares. It’s wonderful to invest in your local farms and ensure consistent, quality produce for the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons!                  …

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Living Local : Bluebird Farms

This article was written by as part of the “Living Local: Small-Scale, Large Impact” project by Chandler Joiner, Environmental Educator at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Nancie Corbett always dreamed of growing the perfect tomato. “My first goal was to grow the most perfect, best tasting tomato. The kind you remember eating out of your …

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