Maryland showcase

About Maryland

Maryland is an east coast Mid-Atlantic state with abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Baltimore is the state’s largest city and is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem.

Showcase: Fresh Maryland Peaches

For our Maryland Showcase for the month, we celebrate Sudlersville Peach Festival on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It’s the fifth year for the festival and is hosted by a local farm and the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company. There are local bands, and homemade food including peach cobbler at the annual event.

Maryland, peaches can be picked very late in the summer. About 25% of our peach crop has yet to be picked at this point. Our Maryland Department of Agriculture shares that a tasty ripe peach is soft to the touch, blemish free, and has a sweet, fragrant aroma. To celebrate, we knitted Earthshine by Hillary Smith Callis using our DK weight in a peach colorway. Purchase two skeins of the same color, or white to offset the variegation.