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Maryland Flag at Craft Beer Festival
Maryland Flag at Craft Beer Festival
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift, OTD
Wearing the Maryland Tie at the Wine Festival
Wearing the Maryland Tie at the Wine Festival, Carroll County
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift, OTD
Maryland flag socks and red Converse sneakers
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
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1 Morning...

Start your day off right with a cup of Maryland-brewed coffee; Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, Zeke's and  Rise up are popular with the locals. There's nothing better than fresh goodies from a Farmers' Market complimented by  Michele's Granola and McCutcheon's  preserves. For the best donuts you'll ever taste, discover these top donut shops in Maryland.

Baker frosting a Smith Island cake.

2 Sweet ...

While delicious Smith Island Cake is Maryland's official state dessert, Maryland is also well-know for other delectables such as chocolates from Zoe'sBomboy's and Spagnvola; caramels by Mouth Party and Goetze's; cookies from Bergers and Otterbein's.  And if ice cream is your thing - check out the Ice Cream Lovers Guide to Maryland.

Get the crabs piled high on your plate, and pass the Old Bay! Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

3 Savory...

Marylanders love Old Bay Seasoning on everything - especially crabs! The quintessential taste of summer is found in Fishers Popcorn and Thrasher's French Fries on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. In Western Maryland, FireFly Farms offers award‐winning  goat cheese that features the distinct  flavors of Mountain Maryland. Did you know that Pompeian Olive Oil has been headquartered in Baltimore since 1906?

 

Maryland Craft Beer Festival Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

4 Cheers...

Maryland’s distinct regions are home to more than 75 thriving wineries—sample some of them by traveling these wine trails. Raise a glass to the best batches of locally made beers and spirits.

fresh lavender Photo By: Soleado Lavender Farm

5 Nest...

For truly origional art, peruse the Maryland Artist Registry showcasing the immense breadth of creative talent within Maryland. With Plak That  you can have your pictures printed on wood.

Delight your senses with Biggs & Featherbelle health conscious body care products and try Rosebud Perfume Co. with goods made in Woodsboro since the late 1800's. Take the Chesapeake Bay Candle Company fragrance quiz to determine the perfect fragrance for your home. Make a day trip to one of Maryland's pick-your-own lavender farms which are not only beautiful and fragrant, but serene.

 

Wearing the Maryland Tie at the Wine Festival Photo By: Clark Vandergrift, OTD

6 Stylin'..

Marylanders are fiercely loyal to their state flag and make it a fashion statement with Route One Apparel. For great looking and incredibly well-made bags and backpacks go to Treason Toting Co. in Baltimore's Fells Point.  For your nautical must-haves look no further than Skipper Bags.

Maryland flag socks and red Converse sneakers Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

7 Sporty...

Maryland is the proud home of Under Armour whose mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation, and STX the global leader in lacrosse sticks. And let's not forget Bustin Boards Skateboards, developing the best longboards and skateboards on the planet since 2001.

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