With increasing food production safety regulations and food-borne health issues on the rise, there has never been a better time to support local farms for fresh, home-grown fruits, vegetables, dairy and other foods. Plus, by buying from local farms you economically support your neighbors in the farming community.

According to American Farmland Trust, “Ninety-one percent of America’s fruit and seventy-eight percent of our vegetables are grown near metro regions, where they are in the path of development. And every hour we lose 125 acres of farm and ranch land. That’s why supporting local food and farms is more important than ever!”

You can do your part to help support local farmers in Baltimore County by visiting these farms and enjoying the locally-grown foods they have to offer.

Here is a list of farms, farmers markets, and farmstands you can patronize:

Misty Valley
Falls Road and Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
(seasonal operation)

Prigel Family Creamery
4851 Long Green Road
Glen Arm, MD 21057

Springfield Farm
16701 Yeoho Road
(Glencoe/Sparks), MD 21152-9559

One Straw Farm
(Organic Vegetable Farm)
19718 Kirkwood Shop Road
White Hall, MD 21161-9170

Two Oceans Seafood, Inc.
1704 Hillside Road
Stevenson, MD 21153

Click here to view a list of Community Supported Agriculture programs in Maryland.