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

The Frederick County Holstein Association will hold a hot roast beef dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Johnsville Ruritan Center, 11375 Green Valley Road, Johnsville. The menu features Hemp’s roast beef and french fries. Carryouts will be available. The cost is $15 adults, $8 for ages 4 to 8. There will also be raffles, drawings and baked goods available. For tickets or more information, call 301-898-7564 or email Carole Doody at

The Frederick County Farm Bureau is looking for girls to be in the Miss Frederick County Farm Bureau Contest on July 5 at the Johnsville Ruritan at 8 p.m. Girls must be between ages 16 to 21 and themselves or their parents be members of Farm Bureau. Email for an application. Applications are due by June 28.

A $5,000 scholarship will be offered to Maryland youth who have/had a dairy project of any breed and are enrolled in a four-year college of agriculture program. This scholarship is being made available by Gene Iager, a Howard County dairy and grain farmer and businessman, and is available to second semester freshmen through entering seniors. Applications are online at and are due no later than July 1 to Kelly Zepp or Dee Shafer at or For more information, call 301-349-0750 or email

Applications are being accepted for the Gene Wiles Memorial Fund which provides financial support through a qualifying organization to a young adult from Washington County or the surrounding area pursuing an agricultural endeavor. Applicants must be between 16 and 21 and have an affiliation with 4-H programs, the FFA or the Washington County Agriculture Board. Projects must relate directly to agricultural interests and appropriate documentation must be provided. Deadline is July 8. or 301-745-5210.

The Maryland Dairy Princess Pageant will be held July 10 at the Clarion Inn, Frederick. A reception begins at 7 p.m. with the contest at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 301-349-0750 or email

The UME Frederick County Master Gardeners will host a ”Make and Take Mini Garden” free workshop for school-age kids from 10 a.m. to noon July 13 at the UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Learn how to select plants and decor to design and plant a mini garden. Materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 children. Donations to cover the cost of materials are welcome. Register online:

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 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.

Farmers can sign up for the federal Dairy Margin Coverage program at their local USDA Farm Service Agency field office. Gov. Larry Hogan included $1.5 million in his supplemental budget to pay 2019 premium costs for Maryland dairy farmers participating in the DMC program. Premiums will be paid directly from the MDA to USDA FSA on behalf of Maryland producers. The state cost-share program will cover premiums for Tier I production in 2019 (up to 5 million pounds of milk produced) at the $9.50 margin coverage level. The DMC program will provide coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment. For more information about the DMC program, visit the USDA website or contact your local USDA service center. To locate your local FSA office, visit

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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. 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.

{strong style=”background-color: #ffffff;”}Frederick Fairgrounds Farmers Market. {/strong}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. June 24: Yoga at the Market, 5 to 6 p.m. by donation. 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 13 and 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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