Looking for local food producers so you can buy locally grown food such as produce, meats and dairy products?
During farmers market season, several local producers sell their products at markets such as Washington County Farmers Market at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown or the Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Farmers Market. Several also sell their wares at their farms or through a community-supported agriculture program (CSA) in which members pay a fee and receive a bag or box of produce each week.
During the season, it is easy to spot roadside stands for local farms and orchards. During the off season, it can be a little tougher.
Find local food producers who sell to consumers at www.marylandsbest.net or www.localharvest.org.
Here's a partial list of some producers in the Tri-State area.
· Evensong Farm, south of Sharpsburg. Products include heirloom and unique varieties of vegetables and herbs, eggs, and grass-raised beef and chicken. Products sold through a CSA or at Washington County Farmers Market at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown from May to October. Call Julie Stinar at 301-491-2224 or go to www.evensong-farm.com.