Frederick County Master Gardeners will hold a Holiday Make-and-Take Greenery Baskets free seminar 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring cuttings from your own garden. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 25 people. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. Register at bit.ly/FCMG-Holiday-12072019.
The Maryland International Harvester Collectors Club Chapter 39, Rose Hill Manor Park and the Frederick County Farm Museum host Harvester Holidays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. Crafts and music in the manor house (small fee charged); vendors in the Farm and Family Life Building; food and drinks available for purchase; tractor and wagon parade through downtown begins at 2:30 p.m. Photos with Santa in the Carriage Museum; and train and toy display in Farm and Family Life Building. 240-674-3821, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-600-1650.
Maryland Farm Bureau is offering five $2,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2020 or full-time college students at any accredited community college or four-year institution. Applicants or their parents/guardians must be members of Maryland Farm Bureau. Three of the scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in food, agriculture, and/or natural resources. The remaining two scholarships are open to students in any degree. To apply, students must submit an application online via the official application website and include an essay on: “Products like cell-based food products have demonstrated the food system is rapidly changing. How can future food technologies and related products be beneficially integrated into modern agricultural production without hampering the success of traditional products and the farmers and ranchers who grow them?” Applications must be received by Feb. 10, 2020, at 5 p.m. www.mdfarmbureau.com/scholarships.
The 2020 training program, Become a Master Gardener, will take place Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 to April 30. Classes are taught by University of Maryland faculty and other experts. Master Gardeners educate the public through a demonstration garden, presentations, and other activities. The 2020 Basic Master Gardener Training costs $225. Contact Susan Trice, Master Gardener Coordinator, for more info (email@example.com or 301-600-1596).
FARMERS MARKETSCarroll 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 www.carrollcountyfarmersmarket.com.
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.
Myersville Indoor Farmers Market. Myersville Volunteer Fire Co. Banquet Hall, 301 Main St., Myersville. First and third Saturday of the month through April 4, 2020. Lions Club breakfasts first Saturday, fire company breakfasts on the third Saturdays, too, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7, 21, Jan. 4 and 18, Feb. 1 and 15, March 7 and 21 and April 4. Markets in December will focus on vendors selling gift items for the holidays, seasonal produce and other local foods will be available. After the New Year the focus shifts to healthy eating and local living with baked goods, meats, eggs, and seasonal produce available, as well as goods from local artisans and crafters. www.myersvillefarmersmarket.com.