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The Accohannock Indian Tribe is striving to build a Living Village on Maryland's Eastern Shore as a future economic development and self-sufficiency project. Watch for news of our progress.

These site features selected historic sites in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties that reflect the rich culture and heritage of African Americans.

The Society's headquarters, Passerdyke Cottage (3474 Allen Rd.), is an early 19th century dwelling in the heart of the village at the intersection of Allen Road and Residential Drive. Currently an archival and exhibition space is on the second floor, accessible by an exterior stairway. Those persons interested in the genealogy of local families or in the history of the village of Allen and its vicinity are cordially invited to consult our files

Arts & Times, The Tri-County Arts Calendar, highlights special events, exhibits, rural arts, performances and classes on the Lower Eastern Shore. The print edition is published quarterly.

The inspiration for the name Burley Oak Brewing Company was inspired by the name of the town of Berlin which was from a tavern there Burleigh Inn, our traditional brewing methods and the history of their brewhouse. Their building was originally a Cooperage - making oak barrels to fill with local produce and seafood to ship off to Baltimore in the early 1900's. They are bringing barrels back to the building, aiding them in the aging of their hand-crafted ales.

Co-options is your resource for information about cooperative business opportunities on the Delmarva Peninsula. Cooperative businesses are formed to support a group of people who do similar work and use similar products and services.

The Eastern Shore edition of Maryland African American Pride Magazine pledges to publicize positive people and activities that affect the MD Eastern Shore; to advocate for improvements in the communities; to promote Black-owned businesses and trade with those who show support for our communities; and to promote equal opportunity for all.

The Delmarva Birding Weekend is a unique opportunity for wild life enthusiasts to visit a region so rich in bird species - both local and migratory. This event was developed by a diverse group of non profits and local businesses to help promote eco-tourism on Delmarva.

Come visit our historic town. During the second half of the seventeenth century, a small village in northern Dorchester County, originally inhabited by Indians, was colonized and the town presently known as Historic East New Market was established. The East New Market historic district was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1975.

Farmers Access to Regional Markets (FARMSĀ®) is an innovative agri-business supply chain model developed by the Rural Development Center (RDC) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). FARMS addresses universal problems facing small farmers around the world, particularly those associated with business risk. It leverages market forces to effectively and practically address these problems while creating a sustainable economic engine that encourages investment by industry and drives growth.

Fruitland, Maryland is centrally located on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, approximately 30 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. We are traditional small town America at its best ... with the emphasis on family. In Fruitland you'll find easy access to major markets, a safe community with excellent schools, accessible and responsive government, excellent health care services and a friendly community that's second to none.

The mission of the Hawk Institute for Space Sciences is to:
  • Provide cost effective and flexible services for customers to achieve their goals utilizing experienced personnel.
  • Partner with academia and government organizations to develop opportunities for student participation in the aerospace industry.
  • Expand the utilization of local, regional, and national resources through partnering with our customers.
  • Foster and support the development of the aerospace industry on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia, and throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.

Farm produce stands and u-pick signs dot our rural roads and scenic byways. It is something so synonymous with the Eastern Shore just as surely as Ocean City, the Chesapeake Bay and steamed crabs.

Through a variety of partnerships with individual citizens, representatives of various organizations, and public agencies, the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Committee works to blend economic development at the local level with the conservation of the area's natural, cultural and historic resouces in a regional heritage area approach that will better serve all counties and municipalities on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.

The interaction between the water and the marsh create an exquisite artist's palette of color. Visit the artists on these pages so you can "get up with" folks on the Lower Eastern Shore. It is home to "come-heres and natives" alike who are drawn by the intrinsic beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coastal areas.

Jim Hudson is Owner of Luke's Premier Foods which is pioneering the production of heirloom tomato products including pulpless Tomato Nectar TM. Luke's is named after his grandson. In 2009, a search for a grower capable of producing the several hundred thousand pounds of heirloom tomatoes necessary for commercial production was found with Master Farmers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. With co-operation from the Rural Development Center at the University of Maryland, Luke's is now processing heirloom tomatoes in Princess Anne; Maryland.

For centuries Native Americans living on the Delmarva Peninsula enjoyed the bounty provided by these hardy crustaceans along with many other delicious creatures of the bays. A Maryland crab feast should be a leisurely afternoon or evening spent with good company. It is practically a seasonal rite for most residents and regular visitors to the Eastern Shore.

MCE's Mission Statement is "To create, develop and promote a new strata of microbusinesses by providing loans, education and technical assistance to entrepreneurs primarily in economically distressed communities."

The Maryland Hawk Corporation (MHC) is a University-Affiliated Foundation 501 (c) (3) non profit organization focused on the commercialization and entrepreneurial development of intellectual property developed at the University a Historically Black University and the 1890 Land-Grant institution for the State of Maryland.

Maryland's Eastern Shore - A Smart Place to do Business: Find out about economic development in this region.

The town as beautiful as its name, Princess Anne has something special to offer. The quality of life in our community is determined in large measure by our commitment to protect our historical integrity and maintain our small town identity.

The Rural Development Center of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is part of Maryland Cooperative Extension. Its work is made possible, to a large extent, through grants from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Small Farm Institute coordinates research and Extension outreach to evaluate and develop alternative agriculture technologies. We also develop marketing strategies to help maintain small family farm operations.

The town of Snow Hill welcomes you as you explore our small town steeped in history and tradition but alive with charm and activities.



Rural Development Center University of Maryland Eastern Shore USDA Rural Development University of Maryland Extension