University of Maryland Extension

Local Food

Grow it, Eat It, Freeze It, The Basics of Freezing Foods at Home

Food preservation creates a sustainable supply of food throughout the year. When consumers purchase food to preserve, it means less food waste for the farmer. Freezing is a simple, quick and convenient method to preserve food. This publication shares the basics of freezing food at home.

Selling Shell Eggs to Retailers, Wholesalers, and Food Service Facilities in Maryland

There is a strong consumer demand for locally produced foods including a call for more locally produced eggs. Real profit potential exists for Maryland egg producers to expand their markets in to retail, wholesale and Food Service Facilities in Maryland. This publication provides introductory...

NIche Marketing-Outside of the Box, but in the Black

The Mid-Atlantic Region, which Maryland anchors, is the 4th most populous region in the country. This offers tremendous direct-to-consumer markets as well as institutional markets such as schools, colleges, and governmental agencies. Direct marketing can give farmers a larger share of the food...

Starting a Farm Enterprise in Maryland: Checklist (FS-946)

This factsheet contains a listing of important resources as you consider developing a new farm enterprise.
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