A Needed Investment in Infrastructure for Farmers

A lack of infrastructure and resources available to farmers has long hindered the diversification of the agricultural economy in Maryland. For years, advocates for local farmers in Frederick County have been pushing for more processing and distribution facilities. Now, those same advocates are cheering County Executive Jan Gardner for including funds in the 2022 budget …

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Journey to Soil Health… With Sam White and Amanda Paul, Leaning Pine Farm

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern. This piece was originally posted on the Million Acre Challenge website.  Established: 1939 Farm Size: 177 acres, plus an additional 100 acres rented in pasture and hay. Product/Output:  Beef, Raspberries, Free Range Eggs, Honey Region:  Western Allegany County Favorite Piece of Farm Equipment: Bobcat 3400 Side by Side …

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The ASPCA Urges Consumers to “Shop With Your Heart”

The ASPCA is the nation’s first animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to all animals, including animals raised for food on farms. The ASPCA’s farm animal welfare work aims to ensure that farm animals live a life free from cruelty and unfit living conditions, able to carry out their natural behaviors. Like Fair Farms, …

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Gift Ideas to Sweeten up this Valentine’s Day

Cover photo by Helen Norman Looking for a little something to share with your sweethearts this Valentine’s Day? We’ve pulled together a list of delicious and fun gifts that show love for visionary farmers and local businesses that will be sure to warm your loved ones’ hearts. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that, if you …

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Fair Farms Eco-Conscious Resolutions

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern As we leave behind 2020 and embark on a new year, Fair Farms has put together some small sustainable, environmentally friendly New Year’s resolutions that can have monumental impacts.  Cook More Meals  Cooking food at home can reduce food waste and plastic waste, and it also gives you …

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