Makers & Growers

Here you will find information about the creative and hardworking owners of wineries, breweries and distilleries across Maryland. You’ll also find farmers and makers who offer value-added dairy and milk products, honey, CBD infusions, and so much more.

Celebrating the Dark Side

November, 2018

Stouts-A-Go-Go at the Shiny, New Guinness Outpost in Halethorpe By Brennen Jensen Did you know that Thursday, November 1 was International Stout Day? What? No one sent you a card? It’s not too late to celebrate the dark and lovely goodness of stout, and one good place to do so is the Guinness brewery in […]

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Sitting on the Top of the Bay

August, 2018

On the Road: A Cecil County Sojourn Includes Wild Animals and Waterfront Eateries Traveling north on Interstate 95 isn’t anyone’s idea of an idyllic car ride. But take a detour just before the Delaware border to begin a relaxing road trip through Cecil County. The drive will take you through historic small towns, scenic wineries and […]

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Hands On: Say Cheese

August, 2018

Sally Fallon Morell is a zealot about the benefits of raw milk and healthy fats derived from natural sources, subjects she covered in her the book, Nourishing Traditions, which she co-authored with nutritionist Mary Enig. Sally and her husband, Geoffrey Morell, live in a 19th-century farmhouse on a farm in Brandywine, Md., where they raise […]

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Food Wisdom for Kids

August, 2018

Nick Bailey, who owns Grand View Farm in Harford County, loves to show off his operation to school children. But when they visit the farm, he says, “They certainly don’t want to just hear us talk for an hour.” Instead, he engages kids. “They help us collect eggs from the nest boxes out in the […]

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Trust Builds Relationships with Local Farms

August, 2018

Beth Burnam has a strategy to improve the environment, and food plays an important role. “Everybody loves food. It’s one of the things we take joy in,” says the executive director of the Cecil Land Trust. “When schoolkids know where their pumpkin grows, then we’ll be on the right track.” The Cecil Land Trust, which […]

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When Crab is the Condiment

August, 2018

John Shields has traditionally drawn his inspiration from the foods of earlier times. He named his Baltimore restaurant, Gertrude’s, after his grandmother Gertie—who’d roast a plump chicken every Sunday to feed a dozen or so family members (and repurpose the leftovers throughout the week). And the recipes Shields has shared over the years—in his numerous […]

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Streetcar gang, left to right, Sam Costner, Mark Burke and Jon Cetrano.

Hop on Streetcar 82

August, 2018

Jonathan Cetrano, Sam Costner and Mark Burke became acquainted through connections at Gallaudet University, the nation’s pre-eminent university for deaf and hard of hearing students. Burke and Cetrano shared a love of home brewing and enjoyed sharing the results with friends and family. While Costner had never made beer, he had a background in finance […]

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Make it a Meal

August, 2018

Old Line On the Rise: Local Single Malt Whiskey Feels Right at Home at a Chic Baltimore Hotel Sitting on the top floor of the Hotel Revival, you’re surrounded by Baltimore—literally and figuratively. Windows on three sides reveal views of Mount Vernon Place, including the iconic Washington monument to the east. The View north captures […]

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From the Manor Born

August, 2018

The Marriner Family’s Restaurants Tap Into Their Farm-based Brewery Ellicott City’s Manor Lane can be thought of as a blacktop time machine. Head north along it and the subdivision bustle of Clarksville Pike fades in the rearview mirror and the land opens up and leafs out. The sleepy lane comes to an end at a […]

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Saucy Startups

August, 2018

Maryland likes it hot—and the heat just keeps coming as Baltimore joins zesty locales like Austin, New Orleans and Albuquerque. B’more Saucy is the newest addition to the city’s piquant producers, taking its place alongside Huckles, Snake Oil and a host of other artisan fiery condiments. Hot sauce is, after all, a sizzling industry, accounting […]

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