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A week and two days. Dedicated to eating at least one item a day from MD farms. We did it. It is easy with the goodness from Howard County Farmers Markets, and from a few local farms like England Acres, and from the case at Atwater’s Bakery in Catonsville.

Some of the items I used:

Corn, from England Acres and from TLV Farm, bought at the market

Chevre, from Firefly Farms

Eggs, from TLV and England Acres

Add to that watermelon, cantaloupe, spring mix, feta, smoked cheddar, ground lamb, ground beef patties, onions, and such a variety available here in MD.

Good meals like this one, from Saturday night. Breezy Willow spring mix and Firefly Farms chevre with my tomatoes and basil. Yes, the sockeye came from Alaska, not a local fish, but a great dinner.

Buy Local Week may be over, but the markets are still here. If you want to see great foods available for you in the future, it always helps to buy from our local farmers.

This weekend is the start of the Howard County Fair. There will be local produce and local cheese at the Fair. Support your local farmers and buy from them, if not at the fair, at the county markets.

See you at the Fair. We will be there at least four of the days. A season pass is a bargain if you want to enjoy all the entertainment and just absorb the atmosphere.


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

5 responses »

  1. Congrats! What a great way to support MD food producers. I’ve tried to stick to buying from VA producers during the SSFC to support my home state. Don’t you enter your homegrown veggies at the Fair? Good luck!

    • Hi Angela, have no idea how you ended up in the spam folder. There were three dozen spam messages there from just the past four or five days. Luckily I do individual delete instead of bulk actions.

      My tomatoes and herbs go to the fair. I will be recapping the fair later this week.

  2. That all looks so delicious!

  3. Where do you buy the Firefly Farms cheese? I got some of their Black & Blue (goat blue cheese) at the Silver Spring market this past weekend and really like it! I see they are located west of Cumberland so I’m not likely to visit them in person, and the SS market is a bit of a drive, too.

    • Atwater’s in Catonsville carries their Allegheny chèvre and merry goat round, but I don’t know if they have black and blue. I have seen the buche noir there too.

      South Mountain has a few of them at their site, see if they can deliver it. Don’t you get a milk delivery from them?

      I have also seen them at festivals, but I need to look up which ones.


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