The Catoctin Soil Conservation District board meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 92 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 230, Frederick. Anyone requiring assistance should contact the District Office at 301-695-2803, ext. 3. Meeting agenda posted 24 hours in advance of meeting.

80th Miss Maryland Agriculture contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. Featuring ladies between the ages of 16 and 19 who are Maryland Farm Bureau members in good standing and have been named a Miss at the county level before competing in the state contest. Among the 22 contestants, Sydnie Grossnickle will represent Frederick County, Elsie McKenzie represents Carroll County and Emily Stamper represents Washington County. The event is open to the public.

138th MY Maryland State Fair, 2200 York Road, Timonium. Daily exhibits, entertainment, barns, midway rides, food, games and more. Opens at noon most days Aug. 23 through Sept. 2. Admission is $10 adults, $8 ages 62+, $5 ages 6 to 11. Visit for schedule of events and activities.

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Agriculture Business Council announce the Agricultural Education Grants aimed at increasing the vibrancy of agriculture programs available for youth in Frederick County. Applications are open through Aug. 26. Grants will be made available to Frederick County non-profits who aim to educate youth about agriculture and will be awarded based on the merit of the projects. Projects can include efforts such as a community garden, a farming summer camp, summer internships for high school students, etc. All projects should have a long-term impact on the community and preference will be given to projects benefitting urban youth. Five grants will be awarded. Each grant shall not exceed $1,000. Applications should include a cover page, proposal and a copy of the organization’s nonprofit status. The complete application packet can be found at or by contacting Katie Stevens at 301-600-3037 or via email at

The Frederick Soil Conservation District’s board meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at 92 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick. Anyone requiring assistance should contact the District Office at 301-695-2803, ext. 3. Meeting agenda posted 24 hours in advance of meeting.

Registration is underway for the fall session of ”The Woods in Your Backyard” online course, offered by the University of Maryland Extension. The 10-week course runs Sept. 4 through Nov. 19 and will held landowners convert lawn to natural areas and enhance stewardship of existing natural areas, from one to 10 acres. The cost is $95 and includes required texts. Class size is limited to 25. Registration is open until Sept. 9 unless class fills before then. For more information, visit or call 301-432-2767, ext. 307.

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FARMERS MARKETSBoonsboro Farmers Market. Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through mid-October. Baked goods, seedlings, local meat, produce. 301-471-9816.

Carroll County Farmers Market. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Market is open through December. 410-848-7748 or

Emmitsburg Farmers Market. 302 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 3 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 20. Contact Amy Naill at 301-600-6303 or

Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market, 113 N. East St., Frederick. 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 26, rain or shine.

Farmers Market at NCI. NCI-Frederick, Building 549 lobby, Fort Detrick, open to the public. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through October.

Field Fresh Farmers Market. Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Features 30+ vendors. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturdays through Nov. 23 (closed Sept. 14 and 21 for The Great Frederick Fair). 21+ vendors.

Frederick City Market. Parking lot of the old Carmack-Jay’s building, 331 N. Market St., Frederick. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24.

Frederick Farmers Market. Wolf’s Furniture parking lot, 1215 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Locally grown, raised and produced.

Frederick Fairgrounds Farmers Market. Frederick Fairgrounds, use Gate #2, Building 12, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Open all year. Call Chuck Staley at 301-748-9592 for more information. SNAP and WIC accepted.

Jefferson Farmers Market, Jefferson Ruritan, 4603 Lander Road, Jefferson, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, rain or shine. New vendors for 2019. 301-473-8330 or the Facebook page.

Key City Food & Farm Market. 121 N. Bentz St. at Baker Park, Frederick, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 25. The market features an array of food trucks and local goods including produce, meats, cut flowers, baked goods and more. For more information, contact Sean Poulin at 301-600-3846 or Catherine Effland at 301-600-3850.

Lake Linganore Farmers and Artisans Market. Lake Linganore, 6718 Coldstream Drive, New Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 22.

Middletown Farmers Market. Parking lot of Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 17. Aug. 29: Yoga, by donation, 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19: Acoustic music 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 10: Yoga, by donation, 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17: Scarecrow Festival, acoustic music 5 to 6 p.m. or 301-524-1035.

Mount Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market. 3 N. Main St., behind the Historic Mount Airy Train Station, Mount Airy. 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25. Live music weekly.

Myersville Farmers Market. Municipal parking lot next to Myersville Town Hall/Volunteer Fire Company at 301 Main St., Myersville. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 26. Expanded for 2019 to include fresh fruits and vegetables along with artisan goods and crafts, baked goods, local honey, meats and eggs, and local mead and wines. 301-524-1035 or

New Market Farmers Market. New Market Elementary School, 93 W. Main St., New Market, and the neighboring property at 105 W. Main St., 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and 28, and Oct. 12 and 26. Local farms, food vendors, wine, artisans, home and garden products, woodcrafters, community organizations. 301-639-1729 or

Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market. South Center Street in the Municipal Parking Lot behind PNC Bank, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 21. WIC and SNAP accepted., or Vickie Grinder at

Urbana Library Farmers Market. Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27.

YMCA of Frederick County Farmers Market. 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29.

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