FoodReference.com
FOOD TRIVIA & FOOD FACTS SECTION

 

You are here > Home > FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

Also see: Food Articles and Cooking Tips

 

CULINARY SCHOOLS
& COOKING CLASSES

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees
More than 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online and Worldwide

 

FREE Magazines
and other Publications

An extensive selection of free magazines and other publications

See also: Maryland Food Festivals ; Maryland Chicken

MARYLAND TRIVIA & FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Maryland approximate land area: 6,251,090 acres.
Farmland is 2,051,756 acres or 32.8% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 7,625 acres
Number of Farms: 12,834 
Principle Farm Operators:
       Men: 10,618   Women: 2,216
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Maryland has a total population of: 5,828,289
Urban population: 5,515,386
Rural population: 312,903
Food insecure households*: 12.5%
Households with very low food security*: 5.3%
*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.

(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)


Maryland's official State Dessert is the Smith Island Cake, designated in 2008. Made by the ladies of Smith Island for years, the cake is 'impossibly thin layers (8-12) of cake and icing stacked high.'

One of Maryland's nicknames is 'Free State' (Coined during Prohibition by a Baltimore Sun editor who argued against prohibiting the sale of liquor) .

Similar to 'Haggis,'  Maryland Stuffed Hog Maw is the lining of a pig's stomach stuffed with sausage, bread crumbs, potatoes and onions, sewn closed, and then simmered and baked.

The city of Crisfield, Maryland is built on a foundation of oyster shells.

Boordy Vineyards opened in 1945, the first of more than 20 bonded wineries now operating in Maryland.

On May 23, 1774, Chestertown, Maryland residents reacted to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.

In 1989 Maryland designated the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) as the official State Crustacean.

In 1998 Milk was designated as the official State Drink.

In 1965 the Striped Bass or Rockfish (Morone saxatilis) was designated the official State Fish.
 

 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

  MANHATAN to MATZOH   |   Manhattan Cocktail   |   Manioc   |   Manischewitz   |   Mannish Water   |   Manure   |   Maple Syrup, Sugar Maple   |   Maraschino Cherry   |   Marc   |   Marengo   |   Margarine   |   Margarita   |   Marigold   |   Marinade   |   Marinara Sauce   |   Marjoram   |   Marlborough Pie   |   Marmalade   |   Marmite   |   Marrow Bean   |   Marrowfat   |   Marrow Squash   |   Marry, Marrying   |   Marsala Wine   |   Marshmallow   |   Marsh Marigold   |   Martha White Flour   |   Martini Cocktail   |   Mary Ann Pan; Cups   |   Mary Ann Pans & Cups   |   Maryland   |   Maryland Chicken   |   Maryland Stuffed Hog Maw   |   Mascarpone   |   Massachusetts   |   Math & Cooking   |   Matzoh  

 

  Home   |   About & Contact Us   |   Bibliography   |   Food History Articles   |   Food Timeline   |   Catalogs   |   Free Magazines   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: james@foodreference.com
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2016 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.

 

FoodReference.com Logo

 

 

Popular Pages