UMES works to have farmers’ market cooperative on campus

PRINCESS ANNE — The School of Agriculture & Natural Sciences at UMES is utilizing a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to develop a cooperative farmers’ market which would be located on campus. A portion of the $172,270 grant awarded in 2016 would be used to provide technical assistance, membership enhancement and training for […]

County supports Comptroller’s changes for craft brewers

PRINCESS ANNE — There’s no longer a craft brewer operating in Somerset County but the County Commissioners went on record to support legislative initiatives Comptroller Peter Franchot says will benefit Maryland craft breweries. House Bill 518 titled the Reform on Tap Act of 2018 came about following meetings by a 40-member task force composed of […]

Christmas parade Friday, Dec. 1 in Crisfield; Santa arrives for breakfast at Water’s Edge

CRISFIELD — This Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Christmas parade along West Main Street from Somerset Avenue to the firehouse. There is no fee to participate and floats, marching units, bands, dance troupes, decorated ATVs and more are expected to participate. For more details visit […]

Princess Anne businesses align for Small Business Saturday

PRINCESS ANNE — Once again Princess Anne merchants are taking part in Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 25. It’s always the day after Black Friday, and is intended to focus shoppers away from the “big box” stores that get so much attention the day after Thanksgiving.   This year several businesses are participating, from […]

Valuable decoys up for auction during event at annual Waterfowl Festival

EASTON — Guyette & Deeter will hold their 31st annual fall decoy auction on Thursday, November 9, 2017. There will be a preview on Wednesday, November 8 beginning at 12 noon with a preview cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 6 – 8pm. There will also be a preview prior to the auction on Thursday […]

Annexation first step for new Dollar General in Princess Anne

PRINCESS ANNE — Two lots totaling 1.5 acres on the south corner of Somerset Avenue and John Turkle Lane are being eyed for annexation by Princess Anne to accommodate construction of a new Dollar General. If the request by Mt. Vernon Market Inc. goes through as proposed the zoning would change from Residential- 3 as […]

Internationally acclaimed artist to exhibit in outdoor show in Princess Anne

PRINCESS ANNE — The unique and colorful paintings of Lorraine Hudson are hung around the world and soon will be in Princess Anne. “Art Under The Trees” will provide a natural setting for the vibrant paintings. The show will be Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Linden Hill, 11923 Somerset Avenue and […]

Somerset County farmers take part in MDA’s cover crop program

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland farmers planted a record-setting nearly 560,000 acres of cover crops on their fields last fall as part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s 2016-2017 Cover Crop Program, breaking the previous record of 501,204 acres planted last year.   Cover crops are widely recognized as one of the most cost-effective and environmentally sustainable […]

Workshop at UMES to aid farmers in completing applications to grow value-added products

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – A value-added grant workshop is reserved for producers considering expansion of a farm business by generating new value-added agricultural products or by creating and expanding market opportunities for existing products.  The event is slated for Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center on […]

Princess Anne corn grower earns top state honors in National Corn Yield Contest

ST. LOUIS — As the American farmer strives to meet the growing demand for corn required to satisfy increasing world demand, one Somerset County, Maryland, grower has been honored for his efforts through the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. Gary L. King of Princess Anne placed third in the state in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Class […]