Business, Events

Maryland Farmers’ Market Week gets under way

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared August 7-13 as Maryland Farmers’ Market Week to recognize the 97 farmers markets across the state that provide citizens with access to fresh, local produce and other Maryland-made items. Residents are encouraged to celebrate Maryland Farmers’ Market Week by visiting a nearby market and buying local products. A list of current locations throughout the …


Education, Family, Health

‘Grab and Go’ summer meals from BCPS starting on July 20

TOWSON, MD—Beginning Wednesday, July 20, Baltimore County families will be able to pick up and take home their free Summer Food Service Program breakfast and lunch meals. The program runs through Friday, August 19, but will be closed on Tuesday, July 19. Until now, meals had to be consumed on site, but recent passed legislation now enables parents or guardians …


BCPS summer breakfast, lunch program to begin on June 21

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch meals through the Summer Food Service Program from Tuesday, June 21, through Friday, August 19. Meals will be served Monday through Friday, but meal sites will be closed on Monday, July 4, and Tuesday, July 19. All meals must be consumed on site. During the Summer Food Service Program, …

Governor Hogan kicks off 2022 Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail, Glen Arm creamery featured

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Secretary Joe Bartenfelder this week to kick off Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail at South Mountain Creamery in Frederick. The Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail’s 2022 season will run through September 30. Now in its tenth year, the trail is designed to promote the state’s dairy industry, and …

Smithfield recalls ready-to-eat bacon topping products due to possible presence of metal pieces

WASHINGTON—Smithfield Packaged Meats is recalling approximately 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon topping products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. FSIS expects there to be additional products containing the bacon and urges consumers to check back frequently to view updated lists and labels. The RTE …

Health alert issued for organic ground beef packages sold at Whole Foods that may contain pieces of plastic

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for raw ground beef products due to concerns that the ground beef may contain hard plastic. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. The ground beef products were produced on April 20, 2022. The following products are …

Olszewski announces historic funding for summer SNAP program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced record funding for Summer SNAP for Children, a program helping low-income families put food on the table for school-age children during the summer months when they don’t have access to school breakfast and lunch. As a result of nearly $2.8 million in contributions from the State and County, the program will …

Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalls ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

WASHINGTON—Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week. The ground beef products were produced from February 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022. The complete list of products and product codes for …