ESAP 2020


See how Maryland beef farmers and ranchers are rethinking the ranch to raise sustainable beef through land-saving, wildlife-preserving, and award-winning environmental efforts.

Meet Maryland Farmer: Scott Barao

Meet Maryland cattle farmer, Scott Barao of Hedgeapple Farm in Buckeystown, Maryland. Hedgeapple Farm produces high-quality beef for sale through an on-farm market and serves as a model of regenerative, pasture-based, beef cattle production in a highly urbanized environment. Environmental stewardship and advanced conservation practices help to reduce the farm’s overall impact on the surrounding ecosystem and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.  Scott takes pride in the fact that the many resources at Hedgeapple Farm - water, land, plants, animals and a variety of wildlife - coexist because of the farm's conservation-minded stewardship.

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popular Maryland-inspired recipes

Beef Flatiron Steak Salad with Remoulade


Enjoy a delicious surf and turf salad. Beef Flat Iron Steak with Creole seasoning is grilled and served with lump crab meat and vegetables on fresh greens with Cajun Remoulade Sauce.

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Classic Beef Surf & Turf


For an intimate dinner with close friends or family, serve this show stopping dinner with beef Tenderloin Steaks and your favorite seafood. Everyone at your table will think they are dining at a high-end restaurant.

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Discover more great beef Recipes

Autumn Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

Slow Cooker Comforts

Treat yourself to an easy dinner tonight with these slow cooker recipes. A few ingredients and some patience are all you need for a delicious, comforting meal.

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tailgating treasures

The biggest games of the year deserve the best recipes. Whether the tailgate is in the parking lot, backyard, or home kitchen you'll be the MVP with these great tailgating recipes.

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Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili

Gotta Try Beef Chilis

It’s hard to deny that a warm, savory bowl of chili brings a certain nostalgia to the table. Whether it’s a weekly tradition or a special occasion dish, chili is one of our favorite ways to warm the soul. Discover a few of our tastiest, coziest beef chili recipes.

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maryland fact

Maryland has over 170,000 cattle but they are a national leader in supplying blue crabs and soft clams. In fact, fifty percent of the total blue crab harvest in the United States is provided by the Chesapeake Bay.