Farmers Markets Information Now Online

The Maryland Department of Agriculture released an Internet database that lists the locations and specialties of farmers markets and stores in the state. The database has more than 600 entries and allows users to search by location, product specialty or business type and has already begun to escalate sales of farmers markets in the area. The database is expected to increase tourist interest in locally produced foods, and farmers hope to benefit from those passing through the areas on their way to a vacation. The database also includes stores and dairies that make their own ice cream.