Category Archives: News

Easter and the Side Dishes


Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Just to make sure I have your attention, the above photo gives you a taste of dessert early on. These Coconut Toasties (recipe below) …

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Add A Touch of Spring to Sandwiches


Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Herbs in cocktails? Fruit on sandwiches? It must be spring-finally! The big trends are here to branch out to use fresh herbs …

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Hens on The Loose, Along with Their Eggs


 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Here at HG we don’t just consider the chicks on the loose, but the big feathered gals, their eggs, and how to appreciate those …

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Fresh and Green from Herrington on the Bay


Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Every year during Homestead Gardens Spring Open House, Green Drinks/Annapolis Green hosts a vibrant “Eco Happy Hour” with food created by Herrington On The …

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“From Beach to Bar” at Evelyn’s


 Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert
“Beach to Bar”? This is a title for resort wear/warm sunny weather dressing form one of the buyers for Evelyn’s Boutique. The complete line of fashions at …

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Lights, Camera, Action-Spring 2014!

Low Maintenance Succulents


Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert
Setting the Stage is Homestead Gardens spectacular Spring Open House theme this year to bridge the gap from trying winter storms to a season filled with sunshine …

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Mushrooms Exotica



All mushrooms are luscious to many of us. They are also versatile and especially good-for-you. However, if you have an introduction to the mushroom exotica family such as porcini (also …

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A Good Time Was Had By All-New Farm and Pet Department


by Rita Calvert
Lots of our four-legged brought their masters to the brand-spanking new department of pet accessories and goodies; they had a blast. I also had a great time meeting the fur friends …

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New Farm and Pet Department Grand Opening-Discounts and Education


Seasonal Happenings by Rita Calvert
Now it’s official…The brand new Farm and Pet Department at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville, is about to have a grand opening weekend February 22 and 23.
Brian Riddle explained …

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Share the Love


Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert
Don’t forget to tell your special people you love them…every day and especially on the day of love! What better sentiment on Valentine’s Day than to share the …

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Support Your Local Farmer


So, who’s your farmer?

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Santa Paws-More, More, More!


Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert
It’s not just Friday evening for our event of Santa giving a big ol’ lap to your favorite critter, not just a brand new …

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Food Link-Anne Arundel County’s Very Critical Resource Celebrates at Homestead Gardens


 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Homestead Gardens has graciously invited Food Link to common’ back and hold their only fundraising event  at the Davidsonville store this Saturday eve as the Fall Fest kicks …

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Late Blight on tomato plants

Late blight tomato leaf, image from Cornell University

Late blight of tomato plants has recently been confirmed in a commercial field in Montgomery County, MD.
Late blight is a potentially destructive disease of tomatoes (and potatoes) caused by the fungal disease, Phytophthora …

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A Celebration of Wild Eats From Our Bees


 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
The information below is so important during National Pollinator Week, I had to share it directly with you. On our blog Wednesday, Susan Harris shared …

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24-Hour Anne Arundel GreatGive Starts at 7 pm TODAY


Start your engines!  A terrific local fund-raising campaign to benefit dozens of worthy nonprofits in our area starts at 7 pm today and ends at 7 -pm tomorrow.  This 24-hour opportunity not only raises money …

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Vegetables in the Front Yard

The local food movement is sweeping the nation. Support for Farmer’s Markets and Community Supported Agriculture have reconnected people with their food and their farmers. Many have been inspired to take the next step and …

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Are your borders ready for spring?


Suddenly, there’s lots more to do than I think I can accomplish in time.  In time for what?  For the intense gorgeousness that I expect to see in my very own garden by about mid-April, …

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Sustainable Eating


Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
At the really big “Cherish the Chesapeake Open House”, Homestead Gardens has many speakers who will convey sustainability of our region by way of …

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Come and Meet Sally Fallon of P.A. Bowen Farmstead-March 16 at Cherish the Chesapeake!



Great New Farm-Great New Local Products
Posted in Food FeaturesLocal Food

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