Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

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Traditional Sources

Show Me the Money—Finding Funding for your Business Grant and Loans for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs Resources Show Me the Money - Finding Funding for Your Business Whether a new farmer/food entrepreneur, or an established operation, you’re probably going to need to finance some aspect of your...

Non-Traditional Sources

Non-Traditional Sources of Capital Family and Friends—A Loan or a Gift? Community Supported Models Gift Cards and Pre-Paid Sales Peer-to-Peer Lending Crowdfunding Non-Traditional Sources of Capital Many agricultural businesses looking for funding will do well to work with their local bank, Farm...

On-Farm Allowable Processed Foods

This document provides guidance for allowable foods to be produced and sold. Regulatory Resources: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene On-Farm Home Processing Foods and Definitions

Labor, Legal, and Liability Issues

Disclaimer: Because there are continual changes and updates at both state and federal levels, please check with an attorney or the appropriate agencies noted for further information and/or legal opinion. Labor FAQ- Farm labor in Maryland A Guide to Agricultural Labor Laws: How Best to Comply with...

Maryland's Craft Breweries and Distilleries

Visit some of the most popular tourist and restaurant sites around Maryland, and you’re sure to spy someone wearing a Natty Boh tee shirt. National Bohemian Beer, colloquially "Natty Boh," is an American beer originally brewed in Baltimore, Maryland, but now owned by the Pabst Brewing Company. Mr...

Hop Production

The popularity of craft beer and micro-breweries combined with the growing awareness of buying locally-produced agricultural products provides Maryland farmers with an emerging crop production opportunity: hops. Research the possibilities of producing this high-value crop right here in Maryland...

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Honey Bee Enterprise

Introduction According to USDA Agricultural Research Service website, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) threatens the health of honeybees across the nation, the issue exacerbating in 1980s with the increase of new pathogens & pests. Since a great number of agricultural crops we grow in Maryland...

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