Catoctin Soil Conservation District’s 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.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting applications for funding from its Friends of the Great Frederick Fair Fund. This fund supports organizations providing agriculture education, renovating, constructing and maintaining buildings used to promote agricultural activities by nonprofit organizations, and promoting agriculture as an industry and as a way of life in Frederick County. The online application is open through July 19 and can be accessed at, along with all additional details by clicking on the blue “preview grant opportunities here” button. Questions about the grant may be directed to the Community Foundation at 301-695-7660 or

The Frederick County Farm Bureau picnic will be held July 24 at Mount Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish for the potluck. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Fried chicken, drinks and paper products will be provided. At 5:30 p.m. the Little Farmer and Farmerette contest begins (ages 5-10). Scholarship winners will also be announced.

Frederick Soil Conservation District’s board meeting will be at 9 a.m. July 25 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.

The Frederick County Pomona Grange will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. July 27 at the Linganore Grange Hall on Unionville Road. All members are welcome to attend and discuss activities and events that the Grange is sponsoring. Lunch will be served by members of the Linganore Grange. In addition, the annual flower contest will be held and judged at the meeting. Categories are: Wildflower, African violet, miniature, dining table, end table, single flower, potted flower and any member can exhibit. At 1 p.m. there will be a planning meeting at the Linganore Grange Hall for the Maryland State Grange Session, which will be held Oct. 17 to 19 at the American Legion on Taney Avenue in Frederick. For more information about the Frederick Pomona Grange, contact Sheila Selzer, Master at 240-674-1400.

Dairy producers, industry professionals and government officials are invited to learn about feeding transition cows, inoculants for forages, rumination and activity monitoring and on-farm culturing for strategic use of antibiotics on mastitis pathogens at the University of Maryland Dairy Field Day set for Aug. 9. Speakers will include a specialist in dairy and beef production and one who specializes in livestock pasture management. The field day will be held at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Clarksville facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City. Registration is $10 and begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit To register by mail, make checks payable to University of Maryland and send to: Racheal Slattery, University of Maryland, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, 8127 Regents Drive, College Park, MD 20742.

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.

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Boonsboro 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. July 20: Doug Alan Wilcox; July 27: Anais Batiz.

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. July 18: Acoustic music 5 to 6 p.m. by Amy Frevert; July 25: Yoga with Vinyasa, by donation, 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 8: Tractor Day. Aug. 15: Acoustic music happy hour 5 to 6 p.m. 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, July 27, Aug. 10 and 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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