Fun Fact: Maryland’s Official Beverage Is Really Milking It

Did you know that Maryland’s official state beverage is milk? It’s true!

June is National Dairy Month, and World Milk Day was celebrated on June 1. Maryland’s counties boast a plethora of dairy farms, most of which have been in operation for generations. You can check out a dairy farm near you or plan a trip to visit one on this Maryland’s Best interactive map.

Several dairies are a part of the Maryland ice cream trail – a must do for any lovers of summer’s favorite sweet treat. The ice cream trail stretches from Harford county to Cecil, Baltimore, Washington, Frederick, Montgomery, and Caroline counties. You can even win the coveted Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Champion Trailblazer trophy. The 2021 winners received a $50 gift certificate to the creamery of their choice along with bragging rights, of course.

Even Lt. Governor Rutherford participated in the Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail’s kickoff in 2021. “The Maryland Ice Cream Trail is a unique and delicious way to explore our state, learn more about where our food comes from, and meet the hardworking families that have sustained these farms for generations,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “I encourage everyone to hit the trail this summer, sample the best ice cream Maryland has to offer, and make memories that will last a lifetime” (MDA press release).

Be sure to celebrate National Dairy Month by checking out all Maryland has to offer!

Do you have a fun fact to share about your county? If so, please send it to Allison Valliant to be featured in MACo’s weekly Fun Fact on Conduit Street.

Read more about dairy and ice cream on MACo’s Conduit Street Blog:
Washington County Introduces New Ice Cream Trail
MDA Encourages Marylanders to Visit Local Creameries & Dairy Farms