Second in an occasional series on rural Maryland Editor’s Note July 19, 2017: an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of dairy farms in Frederick County. There are about 88. FREDERICK — Before he got involved in the beer business, Frederick County farmer Greg Clabaugh grossed about $600 an acre for growing […]
People will travel miles and miles to sample fresh-off-the-farm ice cream and learn about the treat’s origins. “People really like to be able to come out to a farm and see the animals,” said Megan Keyes, who, along with her parents, runs Keyes Creamery in Aberdeen, one of nine stops on Maryland’s Best Ice Cream […]
Coastal Cos., a Savage-based distributor of fresh produce and dairy, announced Wednesday that it will move into a new, 240,000-square-foot facility in the first quarter of 2016. The build-to-suit facility will be located on 33 acres in Laurel and will incorporate state-of-the-art design to double existing capacity. Groundbreaking will occur later this summer. The new […]
A bill that would make the sale of raw milk legal in Maryland is being considered in the General Assembly.
The state’s highest court has affirmed a win for fourth-generation dairy farmer Bobby Prigel and the creamery he operates on Bellevale Farm in northern Baltimore County.
WASHINGTON — A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild. The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, jumped 1.7 percent in August, the Labor Department said Thursday. The […]
NEW WINDSOR — Tucked on the outskirts of New Windsor, Shepherds Manor Creamery is the first sheep dairy in Maryland, making artisan cheeses and delicate soaps from their sheep’s milk, which they sell at special events such as The Maryland Wine Festival in Westminster Sept. 15 and 16. Ten years ago, owners Colleen and Michael […]
RISING SUN — To modern ears, it sounds like a fairy tale: Once upon a time, a uniformed man drove a truck and delivered glass bottles of cold milk to the front door. But the tale of the milkman seemed to be a story without a happy ending. Doorstep milk deliveries across the U.S. disappeared […]
PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Frank Kipe thought he had everything he needed to launch a business selling what he described as the world’s most expensive ice cream: two Jersey cows, a 10-acre farm and an old barn. Then he found out that he would have to pasteurize his milk before making his ice cream. Equipment for […]
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Gifford’s Ice Cream of Maine is buying a Maryland company with a nearly identical name. Skowhegan-based Gifford’s Ice Cream on Monday announced a deal to buy Silver Spring-based Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two companies were not previously affiliated. The Bangor Daily News reports […]
FREDERICK — With more than $51.5 million in annual milk sales, Frederick County is the undisputed leader in the state in dairy production. Although the number of Frederick County dairy farms has leveled off over the past couple of years and holds steady at about 110, the U.S. Department of Agriculture census ranks the county […]
With more than $51.5 million in annual milk sales, Frederick County is the undisputed leader in the state in dairy production. Although the number of Frederick County dairy farms has leveled off over the past couple of years and holds steady at about 110, the U.S. Department of Agriculture census ranks the county No. 1 […]