Visit Us During the 11 Best Days of Summer
MDA does more than just work with farmers to ensure sound farmland management practices. It helps ensure the wise use of fertilizers and pesticides, monitors the accuracy of weights and measures, controls mosquito populations, and protects the health of humans and animals…and much more.
MDA will highlight many of the services it provides to improve the quality of life in Maryland during the 133rd Maryland State Fair, Aug. 22 to Sept. 1, at the State Fair Grounds in Timonium. Along with exhibits, MDA will offer several kid-friendly activities, including make your own slime and grain art.
The 11-day festival will feature thousands of home arts and agricultural exhibits, daily livestock and horse shows, a wide variety of midway rides and games, thoroughbred horse racing and national entertainment.
See a list of events and activities that MDA offers during the Fair.
For more State Fair information.
Buy Local All Year!
Summer and even early Fall is a terrific time for dedicating yourself to buying and eating local. So much is in season and available for cooking and eating.
MDA (and Maryland farmers) encourage all Marylanders to to eat at least one thing from a local farm every day.
It's not only good for you, it's a great way to find out what nearby farms are growing and how critically important they are to our state's economy.
To practice eating local, visit a farmers market or stand near you. Find one near you on our recently redesigned Maryland's Best website.
On July 24, Governor Martin O'Malley hosted the seventh annual Buy Local Cookout. Sixteen teams of chefs, working with local producers, will showcase the delicious meals they make with ingredients they source close to home. For more on the event and buying local.
For a free cookbook of recipes submitted by local chefs to the cookout, click here.