Small Farms, Big Flavor

Find locally raised, high quality meats
in Southern Maryland

High Quality Standards

Southern Maryland Meats producers agree to abide by our high standards for animal welfare and meat quality.

Find a Farm

Find a Southern Maryland Meats farm near you! Our searchable directory sorts farms by county and by meat.

For Farmers

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) offers resources, tools, and support for farmers.

Now Available!

Southern Maryland Meat & Seafood Guide

Featuring over 75 local farms, watermen, and businesses where you can buy meats and seafood.

The Southern Maryland Meat & Seafood Guide is newly released with updated listings for meat and seafood producers in Southern Maryland. Find Southern Maryland Meats members as well as other area farms. Also, introducing SMADC’s new project: The Southern Maryland Oyster Guide.

Promote Agriculture & Literary Access

Little Free Libraries

Installing access across Southern Maryland and beyond

The libraries are designed to promote the Southern Maryland Meats program livestock producers in a fun and engaging way and encourage awareness of the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. Each library will provide free reading materials for the community to borrow, including a copy of The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin who is most known for her inventions of groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe.

Southern Maryland Meats is continuing to search for groups or individuals to host libraries throughout the Southern Maryland.

New Book Release!

‘Taking Stock’

The Faces and Stories of Southern Maryland Meats

Featuring photography by Lena McBean of Remsberg, Inc., and written by SMADC’s Craig Sewell

Just in time for the holidays, SMADC is proud to release ‘Taking Stock,’ a beautifully bound coffee table book featuring the stories and faces of Southern Maryland Meats. Books are $35 each, pre-order your copy today. We will begin processing orders on December 14th.

From Our Blog

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Kelsey Winters

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Kelsey Winters

Have you considered farming and raising livestock something you would like to do as a career? What do you think the challenges and successes would be? “Farming As a Career” - By Kelsey Winters, 19 Years Old, Anne Arundel County Growing up in the livestock world is...

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2020 SMM Junior Essays – Jacob Bowen

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Jacob Bowen

The COVID-19 virus has severely disrupted our communities and our interactions. How did the pandemic affect your family and your farm? Did it change the way you raise your livestock?   By: Jacob Bowen, 18 Years Old, Calvert County   It all began, April 2020,...

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2020 SMM Junior Essays – Maci Childress

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Maci Childress

Southern Maryland Meats has always seen one of its missions as supporting our next generation of livestock farmers. Through sponsorship of the Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Exposition (SMILE Show), and our Junior Participant Program, SMM has sought to...

read more

Events & Workshops

Good Meat Project Workshop

Good Meat Project Workshop

Good Meat Project Workshop Getting Your Meat to Market: A Whole Animal Butchery Workshop Hosted by Southern Maryland Meats, presented by the Good Meat Project with Camas Davis and Adam Danforth October 9th and 10th, 2019 | Westham Butcher Shop, Mechanicsville IMAGE:...

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Agricultural Marketing Conference

Agricultural Marketing Conference

Agricultural Marketing Conference Hosted by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission November 15, 2019 | College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus SMADC is hosting an Agricultural Marketing Conference on Friday, November 15th from 8:30 AM...

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Small Farms, Big Flavor

Find locally raised, high quality meats in Southern Maryland

Find a Southern Maryland Meats farm near you!

High Quality Standards

Southern Maryland Meats producers agree to abide by our high standards for animal welfare and meat quality.

For Farmers

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) offers resources, tools, and support for farmers.

Little Free Libraries

Shaped as iconic reds barns to promote agriculture and literary access. Find a little free library near you or host one on your farm.

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Kelsey Winters

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Kelsey Winters

Have you considered farming and raising livestock something you would like to do as a career? What do you think the challenges and successes would be? “Farming As a Career” - By Kelsey Winters, 19 Years Old, Anne Arundel County Growing up in the livestock world is...

read more
2020 SMM Junior Essays – Jacob Bowen

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Jacob Bowen

The COVID-19 virus has severely disrupted our communities and our interactions. How did the pandemic affect your family and your farm? Did it change the way you raise your livestock?   By: Jacob Bowen, 18 Years Old, Calvert County   It all began, April 2020,...

read more
2020 SMM Junior Essays – Maci Childress

2020 SMM Junior Essays – Maci Childress

Southern Maryland Meats has always seen one of its missions as supporting our next generation of livestock farmers. Through sponsorship of the Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Exposition (SMILE Show), and our Junior Participant Program, SMM has sought to...

read more