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AMAC International: A family business producing jollof seasoned rice blends in Montgomery Village, MD, these products are vegan-friendly, and use no preservatives, artificial coloring, or MSG.
Chocolates and Tomatoes: Farmer Mark Mills has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 25 years as a chef and proprietor. He has always enjoyed gardening, and cooking creatively using the freshest ingredients. The farm allows Mark to combine many passions by bringing sustainable, colorful, delicious ingredients to a local audience. His wife Teresa helps out when she can, both in the field and the office.
Copper Penny Farm: Copper Penny Farm began in 2005 when Chuck and Nancy Gardetto first met and discovered a mutual fondness for animals and dirt. After extensively reading and talking to farmers they found they liked the idea of sustainable farming and heritage animals. Copper Penny Farm began to take shape with heritage pigs, Katahdin sheep, Galloway-cross steer, plus a flock of ducks and chickens. Copper Penny Farm expanded to a much larger and much more open piece of property in Adamstown, Maryland in 2019.
DaddyBoy Bakes is a growing bakery based in Frederick, Maryland specializing in hand made, fresh baked breads, scones, pies, and cookies.
Dandelion & Rust Farm: Farmer Laura Genello has worked in local food systems for over ten years. She has run farmers markets in DC, managed an educational aquaponics farm in Baltimore, and currently works for Baltimore City Public Schools as a Farm to School Specialist. She grows her produce using sustainable methods, without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, at her farm in Myersville, MD.
Deer Run Farm: A small family owned and operated beef cattle and heritage poultry operation located in northern Frederick County. The farm has been in operation since 1996 by the Stewart family, practicing conventional farming with regards to sustainability and regeneration by rotationally grazing their cattle on 65 acres throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Their heritage poultry operation follows a 100% free range on pasture farming technique. The combination of chickens following cattle on pasture is a true example of regenerative farming.
Hard Struggle Homestead: This veteran family-owned Frederick County Farm was started in 2020 by Mark Brown and Lisa Tsinkos. They are raising chickens, ducks, and geese using sustainable poand regenerative methods inspired by Polyface Farm.
Kim’s Urban Homestead: A small homestead in a local community, producing what we can to sustain ourselves and share with others. Small scale market garden, layer flock, and home baked goods. Our motto is homegrown and homemade. Baked goods are available directly at the homestead or local farmers markets.
Koofie's Natural Living on Grazy Days Family Farm is a local, woman-owned, family-based business focused on providing the most healthy, nourishing food and body products operating out of Frederick, MD. They work hard to grow and make the very best products for your family with the goal of fostering connections with the local community, and to provide you with the wholesome choices for your family.
Maryland Lamb Co-op: This operation combines the efforts of Meredith and Dan Null on their 54 acre BluelandFarm together with Aeire Farm East in Carroll County. The two farms collaborate closely to combine their flock economics in a cooperative manner for their mutual financial gain and risk mitigation. Dan, who is a multi-generational farmer, and Meredith, who has raised sheep since she was in 4H, manage a flock of 70 pasture-raised lambs.
Mountain Branch Creamery: This family farm run by Wayne and Annie Beery is part of Shenandoah Valley Family Farms, a group of Certified Organic small dairy farms dedicated to responsible stewardship of the land in their care. Cows are rotated twice daily and their cheese, which is high in CLAs, omega 3 fatty acids, and proteins, is processed right on the farm.
Piece of Harmony: Piece of Harmony farm is a small family produce farm nestled at the bottom of Braddock Mountain located near Harmony in Myersville, MD. The farm is operated by Andrew and Katie Grimm. “We love growing our own food and teaching our children how to also. Our family has been growing produce for our own family for several years and we love to share with our community. We grow a variety of produce year round and sell locally, and at Myersville Farmer's Market."
Stone Pillar Farm: At Michael Fahrner's small family farm on the west side of Frederick they raise pasture-raised meats and eggs using regenerative farming practices that enhance soil health, improve water and air quality, reduce erosion, produce nutrient dense foods, and store carbon in the soil. Their meat chickens are moved daily, and laying hens are moved every other day in mobile coops and tractors. Chickens are processed on farm with their own equipment.
Sunny Hill Growers: Farming is a new venture for Ray and Maria Soderberg who operate Sunny Hill Growers in Rocky Ridge, MD. For three years they have been growing veggies and flowers on two of their 10 acres while working to improve soil health and quality. They also grow tomatoes, peppers, herbs and salad greens in two greenhouses. Sunny Hill is Certified Naturally Grown and Ray and Maria are pursuing USDA organic certification. They are also proud of their biodegradable and compostable packaging.
Tar River Seasoning, LLC: This Central North Carolina BBQ Rub Seasoning & Sauce Mix is vinegar-based and contains a balanced blend of heat, sweetness, and savory flavors. It is made locally, in Frederick County!
The Kombucha Lady: Liz Dodson, a horticulturist by training, began handcrafting her fermented tea blends in 2016. Her signature blends are made from certified organic teas and fruit and herbs sourced as locally as possible -- most are grown on their 14-acre farm in Rocky Ridge, MD.
Wait, What? Sauce Company: We are a small family-based business that has been in production since April 2017. We make sauces and spice rubs for pork, poultry, and beef. All of our products are hand-crafted in small batches in a commercial kitchen near Thurmont. We use no additives, preservatives, and no MSG.
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