Long-time agricultural leaders in Delmarva, Dorchester’s farms produce numerous crops including corn, soybean and melons. The Layton family added a new crop in 2007 when they planned and propagated grapevines on their Vienna-based farm to create th…

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Generations of Eastern Shore residents earned their living plying the Chesapeake’s rivers and tributaries for the seafood synonymous with the Bay itself. As population growth and overfishing threatened the region’s once thriving industry, Dorches…

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2013 Harvest, production and distribution best ever It’s been almost nine years since the Layton family first started planning for their now award-winning vineyard. Setting their sights on Maryland’s growing viticulture industr…

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1.2 Billion Oysters Added to Bay in 2013 The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's (UMCES) oyster culture facility at Horn Point and its partners produced more than 1.2 billion oysters during the 2013 production season…

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Growing Aquaculture Industry Set to Shatter Records by 2014 Ask the nation’s seafood lovers about where the best tasting oysters are found, and choices from Long Island, New England, Prince Edward Island, and the Pacific Northwest frequently com…

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Oysters, Pit Beef, Music and More on Hoopers Island The Hoopers Island Aquaculture Company – producers of Dorchester's renowned Chesapeake Gold Oysters – will hold their second annual Oyster Fest on Saturday, October 26 to benefit the…

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Adds new product and jobs to Hurlock enterprise Claude Anderson, founder and CEO of Waterland Fisheries, never lets adversity get in his way. Following the tremendous loss of thousands of his tilapia stock in December when a portion of his …

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The following excerpt appeared in “The Infinite Potential of Food and Feedstocks” in the January edition of Global Corporate Xpansion by Editor in Chief Rachel Duran. See the complete article at Read More

Memorial Day 2013 signaled the start of Horn Point Laboratory’s (HPL) free seasonal tours at the beautiful 880-acre campus less than two miles from downtown Cambridge. Held every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:00 am, HPL grad students lead 90-minute wa…

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Five years ago, the Mid-Shore Regional Council joined with the USDA to leverage the area’s reputation for great produce and seafood and capitalize on the “Buy Local” movement sweeping the country. The result was Shore Gourmet, a 501(c)6 formed …

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