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Maryland

MyPlate, MyState Maryland iconHello, MARYLAND!

MyPlate, MyState connects Americans with the foods and flavors grown in their states and regions. Use the information below to find out how the foods grown and raised by Maryland producers can help create a healthy eating style and support local farmers and communities!


Maryland ’s Locally Grown and Produced Foods

image of MyPlate Fruit Group button Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries (tame and wild), Cantaloupes and Muskmelons, Cherries (sweet and tart), Figs, Grapes, Honeydew Melons, Kiwifruit, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums and Prunes, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Watermelons
image of MyPlate Vegetable Group button Asparagus, Beans (green lima and snap), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage (Chinese, head, and mustard), Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Cucumbers and Pickles, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce (head, leaf, and Romaine), Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions (dry and green), Parsley, Peas (Chinese and green), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach, Squash (summer and winter), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnip greens, Turnips, Watercress
image of MyPlate Grains Group button Barley, Buckwheat, Corn for grain (e.g., flour), Oats, Rye, Wheat
image of MyPlate Protein Foods Group button Beef, Bison, Catfish, Chestnuts, Chicken, Clams, Cowpeas, Crabs (softshell), Duck, Eggs, Emu, Goat, Goose, Hazelnuts (Filberts), Lamb, Oysters, Partridge, Peanuts, Pecans, Pheasant, Pigeon or Squab, Pork, Quail, Rabbit, Shrimp, Soybeans, Sunflower seeds, Tilapia, Turkey, Venison, Walnuts
image of MyPlate Dairy Group button Milk, Milk from sheep and goats

* Ranked number 1 in the U.S. – Source: 2012 Census of Agriculture

Note: Beans and Peas in the Protein Foods list are in dried form and are used as meat alternatives. Additionally, foods that do not belong to any food group are not listed.

 

Official State Products of Maryland

  • Fish: Rockfish (striped bass)
  • Crustacean: Blue crab
  • Dessert: Smith Island cake
  • Beverage: Milk


Did You Know?

  • Up to 68% of schools in Maryland are using local and regional foods to serve healthy, MyPlate-inspired meals to kids. That’s over $18 million invested in the local economy!


Show Us Your Plate!

  • What does your Maryland plate look like? Show how you use foods from your state and region by taking a picture of your plate and sharing on social media using the hashtag #MyPlateMyState. Check out the USDA Blog post for more information on how to share your plate!


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