Tag: Maryland



Buying Local…at the Grocery Store

By Jennie Schmidt Climate and soil type are two of the major factors that determine what crops I grow on my Maryland farm. In addition, infrastructure plays a big role. Clearly, we have to have the proper growing conditions, but after those, infrastructure plays the…

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An Inside Look at Mid-Season Management of GMO and Organic Crops

By Jennie Schmidt Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. When I tell people I’m a farmer, they often think I work hard at planting and harvest, but assume I…

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Apples to Oranges: Why Crops Thrive Where They Do

Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. Drive through the Midwest and you’re likely to see field after field of corn and soybeans. Head down South, there’s cotton as far…

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Figuring out Farmers Markets

  By Shelby Watson-Hampton Shelby and her husband farm alongside her aunt and uncle on their family farm and vineyard in Southern Maryland.   The morning sun shines down warm as you stroll amongst the tables and vendors, eyeing the fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers…

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An Inside Look at Planting: GMO vs. Organic Crops

By Jennie Schmidt Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. As a farmer who grows crops ranging from corn and soybeans to tomatoes and green beans, I’m often asked about…