TRAPPE - As farmers across the Mid-Shore know, agriculture is a tough business, subject to uncontrollable circumstances such as weather, pests and ever-changing government regulations. Success requires a love of the land and a desire to persist, as Dixie Blades and Heather Grant demonstrate through resulting new customers and funding from government agencies, awarded this month to expand their microgreens project on Cool Beans Farm in Trappe.
The farm was recently selected to provide herbs for the Maryland Jockey Club's largest Farm to Table Dinner, held Preakness weekend in Baltimore. May 1, they were awarded grants from two government agencies to expand their business.
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