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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
Elizabeth H. Breidenbaugh, who with her husband owned and operated a Baltimore County dairy farm for nearly 50 years, died Monday of a heart attack at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 81. The daughter of a farmer and a schoolteacher, Elizabeth Bennett Harlan was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's Belvedere Farm in Fallston, where she helped her father regularly milk his registered Jersey cows. Beginning early in her life, she demonstrated a lifelong interest in raising and showing Jersey cows, so much so that she was given the nickname of "Jersey.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The operators of the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills, who sparked debate earlier this year when they announced plans to cut back organic farming practices there, will get to stay on the property another five years, Anne Arundel County officials said Tuesday. Edwin and Marian Fry, who have operated Maryland Sunrise Farm for years, were selected after County Executive Laura Neuman sought proposals to run the farm, which is owned by the Navy and leased to the county government.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman plans to solicit new proposals for a government-owned dairy farm in Gambrills. The current tenants who farm the former Naval Academy dairy farm property plan to give up their organic certification in order to use herbicides and conventional fertilizer, a move that has sparked outcry from some west county residents. More than 100 people attended a community meeting earlier this month to hear from the farmers, Edwin and Marian Fry, who operate Maryland Sunrise Farm on the property.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is rejecting a county council candidate's call to halt the process to pick a new tenant for a government-owned farm in Gambrills. Scott Hymes, a Democrat running for the council, asked Neuman to suspend the process so an outside investigation can be conducted into the county's handling of the former Naval Academy dairy farm. Hymes has alleged that the process hasn't been "transparent. " Neuman responded by defending the county's actions in determining if a new operator should take over the farm.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is rejecting a county council candidate's call to halt the process to pick a new tenant for a government-owned farm in Gambrills. Scott Hymes, a Democrat running for the council, asked Neuman to suspend the process so an outside investigation can be conducted into the county's handling of the former Naval Academy dairy farm. Hymes has alleged that the process hasn't been "transparent. " Neuman responded by defending the county's actions in determining if a new operator should take over the farm.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
The family that farms a government-owned property in western Anne Arundel County will be able to stay there through at least the end of the year, county officials said Friday. Anne Arundel County is offering a lease to Edwin Fry and his family to continue operating his Maryland Sunrise Farm through Dec. 31 at the site of the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. Fry has farmed the land organically for years, but plans to give up organic certification and use conventional fertilizer and herbicides.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The operators of the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills, who sparked debate earlier this year when they announced plans to cut back organic farming practices there, will get to stay on the property another five years, Anne Arundel County officials said Tuesday. Edwin and Marian Fry, who have operated Maryland Sunrise Farm for years, were selected after County Executive Laura Neuman sought proposals to run the farm, which is owned by the Navy and leased to the county government.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | September 5, 1992
KEYMAR -- A farmer lost more than 2,200 bales of hay and straw and a 100-year-old wood storage barn in a three-alarm fire in this Carroll County community yesterday afternoon.The destroyed bank barn in the 1000 block of Francis Scott Key Highway had been loaded with hay and straw.Robert Doody, who runs the 250-acre dairy farm, said he had been hauling and spreading manure throughout the day and left the barn only 10 minutes before a neighbor discovered the fire about 1:45 p.m.Mr. Doody rushed to the barn and was able to rescue 12 calves and heifers from the lower level before he was forced out by the intense heat.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 26, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday that would allow the Naval Academy to stop operating its historic dairy farm in western Anne Arundel County.The waiver, part of the $268.2 billion defense budget, was sponsored by Maryland Reps. Democrat Steny H. Hoyer and Republican Wayne T. Gilchrest, a team trying to help the academy end a quirky, money-losing venture. Set up in 1911 to provide safe milk to midshipmen after a typhoid scare, the farm costs the academy $1.1 million a year to operate, resulting in an annual loss of $250,000.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
If the Navy redevelops the Naval Academy Dairy Farm near Gambrills, it will seal the fate of the last self-sustaining brook trout stream in coastal Maryland, according to the Severn River Association.The association, formed in 1911 to preserve the Severn River, claims 113 community groups and 550 individuals and couples as members.In an Aug. 16 letter to the Naval Academy's Board of Visitors, association President Stuart Morris said that about 10 percent of the 862-acre dairy farm drains into the Jabez Branch.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
The family that farms a government-owned property in western Anne Arundel County will be able to stay there through at least the end of the year, county officials said Friday. Anne Arundel County is offering a lease to Edwin Fry and his family to continue operating his Maryland Sunrise Farm through Dec. 31 at the site of the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. Fry has farmed the land organically for years, but plans to give up organic certification and use conventional fertilizer and herbicides.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman plans to solicit new proposals for a government-owned dairy farm in Gambrills. The current tenants who farm the former Naval Academy dairy farm property plan to give up their organic certification in order to use herbicides and conventional fertilizer, a move that has sparked outcry from some west county residents. More than 100 people attended a community meeting earlier this month to hear from the farmers, Edwin and Marian Fry, who operate Maryland Sunrise Farm on the property.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
After spending more than two hours last week listening to critics, farmer Edwin Fry said he's open to suggestions of how he might be able to keep the former Navy Academy dairy farm in Gambrills an organic operation. Fry, who leases the land for his Maryland Sunrise Farm, is planning to give up his organic certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to battle weeds, erosion and other problems on the farm. "I'm open to ideas. I'm not trying to be hard-headed about it," Fry told a crowd of more than 100 people who gathered Tuesday night at a small Baptist church across the street from the farm.
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By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 25, 2013
It wasn't supposed to end up a fruit and vegetable farm. But in some ways, it seemed to be the family's fate. After years of running a truck farm with his dad - growing vegetables and taking them to Baltimore on carts drawn by horses - Larry Moore had had enough of that, said his son, Guy Moore. So Larry Moore started a dairy farm on his family's property in the Guilford area. The cows moved with him in 1963, when he and his wife, Polly, sold that Guilford farm to the Rouse Co. and bought 250 acres in Woodbine.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
Elizabeth H. Breidenbaugh, who with her husband owned and operated a Baltimore County dairy farm for nearly 50 years, died Monday of a heart attack at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 81. The daughter of a farmer and a schoolteacher, Elizabeth Bennett Harlan was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's Belvedere Farm in Fallston, where she helped her father regularly milk his registered Jersey cows. Beginning early in her life, she demonstrated a lifelong interest in raising and showing Jersey cows, so much so that she was given the nickname of "Jersey.
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2012
We love the beach for many reasons. Among them is the food. When you think Ocean City food staples, you think Thrasher's french fries, Dumser's ice cream and Fisher's caramel popcorn. Those places are great and delicious. But for being surrounded by farmland, few Ocean City eateries really take advantage of selling locally grown fruits and veggies. That's why Kim's Cafe and Marketplace, on 15th Street, is such a refreshing change. The new spot is a carry-out restaurant and organic food market.
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By Tom Bowman and John Rivera and Tom Bowman and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writers | March 15, 1994
The U.S. Naval Academy is moving ahead with plans to turn the bulk of its 862-acre dairy farm in Gambrills into a golf course.Academy officials have decided to award an architectural contract to create a concept drawing of a golf course at the 83-year-old farm, which provides milk, cream and juices to the 4,100 midshipmen.But Lt. Cmdr. Paul Weishaupt, an academy spokesman, said the academy is working with local officials and civic groups on possible uses for the property, and there has been no final decision on a golf course.
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2005
The old Naval Academy Dairy Farm in Gambrills, with its white picket fences and red-roofed buildings on gently rolling land that resembles the English Cotswolds, has emerged as one of the state's top two choices for a planned Maryland Horse Park, but few parties are clapping. In a significant step forward, the Maryland Stadium Authority site selection committee met Friday to evaluate the 857-acre farm in Anne Arundel County for a feasibility study for a major equestrian venue envisioned as Maryland's answer to Kentucky's state-supported horse park.
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By Kevin Rector and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
— Many farmers in this rural Kent County community were left shaken after a father and his two teenage sons were found dead early Thursday in a pond full of liquid manure on a local dairy farm. The deaths appear to be accidental, but investigators will wait for autopsy results before ruling out foul play, said Greg Shipley, Maryland State Police spokesman. The bodies, tentatively identified as those of Glen W. Nolt, 48, and his two sons, Kelvin R. Nolt, 18, and Cleason S. Nolt, 14, all of Peach Bottom, Pa., had taken hours to find, submerged in a 20-foot-deep, 2-million-gallon manure pit on Centerdel Farm, state police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2011
Andy and Mary Laudenklos each spend more than 70 hours a week caring for their 600 cows, delivering calves and overseeing the milking at their Carroll County dairy farm - and they're also raising three young sons. The couple and their three-year-old business, East West Farm outside Union Bridge in Carroll County, are struggling. They have doubled the size of their herd and hope to one day procure a robotic milker, all to turn the operation profitable. They are just breaking even now. Dairy farmers are an increasingly rare breed in Maryland, where such operations are disappearing at a rate twice the national average.
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