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AMAC International: A family business producing jollof seasoned rice blends in Montgomery Village, MD. Their products are vegan-friendly, and use no preservatives, artificial coloring, or MSG.

Caprikorn Farms: Alice Orzechowski and Scott Hoyman have been raising award winning Saanen dairy goats for over 30 years in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have won numerous national awards for total milk productions, as well as butterfat and protein content. The goats browse as nature intended, provided with the highest standards of humane care. The fertile land provides a diet resulting in high quality milk with exceptional flavor--perfect for cheese making. These goat milk cheeses are literally hand made in small batches in the tradition of the best artisanal farmstead cheeses. Caprikorn is Maryland's first On-Farm-Home Licensed Goat Cheese Processor.

DaddyBoy Bakes is a growing bakery based in Frederick, Maryland specializing in hand made, fresh baked breads, scones, pies, and cookies.

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 was established in 2017 and follows a 100% free range on pasture farming technique. The combination of chickens following cattle on pasture is a true example of regenerative farming. Deer Run Farm meats and egg products are available all throughout the year at local farmers markets, directly off the farm and online.

Loudoun Center Apiaries: Beekeeper Jeff Pfoutz began keeping bees in 2002 and operates Loudoun Center Apiaries, LLC. managing 15-20 honey producing colonies in central Loudoun and several colonies on the Waterford Foundation's Phillips Farm. The production of surplus honey by the bees in our area normally takes place from approximately March 15 to June 30; we call this the "honey flow." Surplus honey is that which the bees produce above their daily needs and what they need as reserves. Surplus honey is extracted as the bees cure it resulting in several distinct wildflower honeys as the mix of flower sources changes.

Piece of Harmony: Piece of Harmony farm is a small family produce farm nestled at the bottom of Braddock Mountain located near Harmony (unincorporated) in Myersville, MD. The farm is family owned and operated by Andrew and Katie Grimm. They have three wonderful children Zoey, Aiden and Liam. “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. We like to get to know our customers and educate them about their food.”

Pleasant Hill Produce: Farmers Ben and Heather Sayler are farming in Frederick County, where they were raised, growing high-quality, safe, organic food using sustainable practices to maintain the land for future generations. Purposeful plantings attract beneficial insects and discourage the destructive ones, and synthetic herbicides and pesticides are never used. Weeds are controlled by hoeing, mulching, and hand weeding. Cover crops build organic matter and protect topsoil from erosion. Rainwater is collected and stored for irrigation. The flock of laying hens are free from hormones, antibiotics, and cages with a diet of goodies found in their natural environment, GMO-free feed from our local farmers cooperative, and veggies from the farm.

Sundreams Farm: Established in 2019 by Samantha Rose and Alexander Serini with the intent to produce high quality, nutrient dense foods in a way that promotes balance of the ecosystem of which Sundreams Farm is now a part, they combine traditional natural farming methods with modern advancements in regenerative agricultural practices. Sundreams produces a range of gourmet mushrooms, and will expand to include culinary and medicinal herbs and some fruits and vegetables. Through a focus on balancing the ecology both above and below the soil, these are all grown without the use of any toxic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, or bad ju-ju.

The 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 in Hanover, MD 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.

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.

Walking Wild Herbs & Teas: Megan of Walking Wild espouses living a wild, free, and fun-filled existence while living with respect for and in community with others. Herbs are carefully selected according to their healing, energizing, calming, grounding, centering and supportive properties and sourced from organic, ethical, sustainable producers. Local sources are prioritized in an effort to create the highest quality and lowest impact teas possible.

 

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