Eastern Shore Ag Tour

The Many Forms of Agriculture on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Where Agriculture Remains The #1 Industry

Highlights include:

Escape the modern-day hustle as you cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, entering Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where agriculture remains the number one industry. Agriculture takes on many forms, and this trip explores several of them, from grape growing to beer brewing, oyster harvesting, ice cream churning and more. Pack a cooler, as you’ll have the chance to bring home many tasty treats.

Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery: The Layton family has been a presence in Dorchester County agriculture since 1948. In the mid-’70s, the next generation continued to add to the family’s holdings by purchasing Lazy Day Farms and turning it into a successful grain operation. Yet, it would take another Layton – William – heeding the call of succession to bring the idea of Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery to fruition.

The Country House: Shop for all kinds of home and gift items at The Country House — the largest country store in the East.

Lunch at Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Public House: Aquaculture is just as important as agriculture on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Enjoy a Maryland crab cake, oyster or other delectable seafood dish and learn how Salisbury’s largest brewery was started.

Drive by the original Perdue Family Farmhouse and the Salisbury City Park, site of the first Perdue Farms commercial featuring Frank Perdue.

Island Creamery Ice Cream Pickup: Did you know ice cream was first created in Maryland? Select from over 30 flavors of homemade ice cream.

Wright’s Market: For over 60 years and through five generations, the Wrights’ family farm has shared its passion for agriculture with the community. The market’s 13,000-plussquare- foot marketplace offers a delicious selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, jams and gifts.

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