Category: June 2024

Picnic tent to booming farm market

UMES Extension tour takes visitors inside agribusiness success “Sweat equity,” Kelly Jackson (at left) told visitors, was what took her family’s agribusiness from a picnic tent at the end of the lane for selling sweet corn to a booming farm market, helping to shape Dorchester County’s agritourism regulations. The group was part of UMES Extension’s…Read more Picnic tent to booming farm market

UMES Traveling Agritourism Workshop

For Blades Orchard, reinvention is key to success After 14 years of operating as a u-pick, the owner-operators of Blades Orchard in Federalsburg, Maryland, shifted their agribusiness model. They now offer their fruit and value-added products at farmers markets, a CSA and pre-order online sales for pick up at the farm by appointment. Why? Steve…Read more UMES Traveling Agritourism Workshop

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