Agriculture

How to Start a Winery, Brewery, Distillery Guide in Frederick County Released

How to Start a Winery, Brewery, Distillery Guide in Frederick County Released

Frederick County’s craft beverage industry has seen tremendous growth over the last three years and leads the state in the number of wineries, farm breweries, and distilleries.

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Challenge Accepted! The Buy Local Challenge Begins July 22-30, 2017

Challenge Accepted! The Buy Local Challenge Begins July 22-30, 2017

The Buy Local Challenge has become an annual staple in the celebration of Maryland's rich agricultural history. During the last week of July, people across the state of Maryland pledge to purchase at least one locally produced food item each day during Buy Local Week.

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Growing Local Hops and Crops for the Craft Beer Boom

Growing Local Hops and Crops for the Craft Beer Boom

As the Farm to Bottle movement continues to grow the demand for local ingredients is increasing.

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From Farm to Award-Winning Craft Beverages: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

From Farm to Award-Winning Craft Beverages: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

John & Amie St’Angelo are not your average farmers. The couple purchased their first farm in 2004 with no plans of actually owning an agri-business. Thirteen years later they own two very successful country inns and event venues, a winery, a distillery, a lavender market, and an operating farm with big plans for the future.

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Startup Seminars for Winery, Brewery and Distillery Offered

Startup Seminars for Winery, Brewery and Distillery Offered

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development has partnered for the first time with Grow & Fortify to offer startup seminars to Frederick County for the winery, brewery and distillery industries.

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Streamlined Process for Craft Beverage Industry Proposed

Streamlined Process for Craft Beverage Industry Proposed

Great things are brewing in Frederick County as we lead the state in the craft beverage industry,” said County Executive Jan Gardner.

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Business Feedback Positive About Business Climate and Expansion Opportunities in Frederick County

Business Feedback Positive About Business Climate and Expansion Opportunities in Frederick County

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) held their annual Business Appreciation Week from October 24-28, 2016 with 96 businesses visited. 99% of the businesses surveyed said they like doing business in Frederick County and 54%, a record number this year, said they have plans to expand within the next three years.

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Family Festival at the Farm Self-Guided Farm Tour This Weekend

Family Festival at the Farm Self-Guided Farm Tour This Weekend

This weekend event scheduled for October 15, 2016 and October 16, 2016, provides an opportunity to learn about Frederick County’s diverse agriculture industry.

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Made in Maryland Marketplace to Connect Artisans, Retailers and Farmers with Opportunities in Brunswick

Made in Maryland Marketplace to Connect Artisans, Retailers and Farmers with Opportunities in Brunswick

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development, in partnership with Brunswick Main Street, is proud to present the first PopUp! Brunswick Made in Maryland Marketplace – an artisan market connecting local farmers, producers and artists with visitors during the 33rd Annual Railroad Days on October 1 & 2, 2016. Vendor applications are now open.

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Executive Gardner Invites Businesses to Participate in  Business Appreciation Week – October 24 - 28

Executive Gardner Invites Businesses to Participate in Business Appreciation Week – October 24 - 28

Business in Frederick County is booming. The number of businesses in Frederick County grew at a rate of 4.3 percent over the past two years, and companies added 3,200 jobs last year alone. A strong business climate has earned Frederick County the second-fastest rate of business growth in Maryland, according to financial data company SmartAsset. To keep this trend going, County Executive Jan Gardner wants to hear directly from business owners about what is working for them and what we can do better. Today she invited businesses to sign up for on-site visits from teams of ambassadors during the 16th Annual Frederick County Business Appreciation Week.

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