Ice Fishing at DCL!

Ice fishing is HOT at Deep Creek Lake. Over the past few years more and more ice fishermen have been traveling to Deep Creek Lake. This morning, we noticed a few shanties on the ice from our view at Blue Moon Rising. We had to take the opportunity to walk out onto the ice, take […]

MoonShadow Cafe – Our sister business

MoonShadow Cafe is only 8 minutes away from the cabins at Blue Moon Rising. We are a little bias but we definitely suggest stopping there for a meal or some live entertainment on the weekend. It is a perfect venue for a date night! Check out the LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE From the MoonShadow Cafe Website: […]

Garrett County Fair 2013

The Garrett County Agricultural Fair is the highlight of many local’s summertime activities. Last year the fair added a few new rides, as well as a few new buildings have been built to host more events. This year the fair was held from Monday July 29th through Saturday August 3rd. Check out the website for […]

Photo Update From Garden 42

We have a few photos to share from a recent visit to our Garden on Rt. 42 in McHenry Maryland.

Brew Skies Festival – Aug 9, 10

From Welcome to the Second Annual Brew Skies Festival Sponsored by: The Mountain State Brewing Co. Join us, on two dates: August 9-10, 2013. The music starts at 3pm on Friday and ends at 12am. On Saturday music goes from 11am to 12am. We have a full lineup of local musicians, and festivities throughout […]

Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market

First Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market of 2013 What a wonderful morning in Oakland,MD. The sun was blazing and people were crowding the corner of Second St. and Alder St. while we sat in the Pocket Park right outside of Cornish Cafe. After we finished our lattes, we walked over to the Town Pavilion in the […]

Video: Maple Sap Tap

Bryan, Blue Moon Rising’s Director of Environmental Education, shows us how to tap a Maple Tree for sap collection. This video shows materials needed, how to set up, and information on yield ratios for tapping a maple tree for sap collection that will be boiled down into Maple syrup.

Collecting Maple Sap at Barnyard Farm

With the coming of spring (yeah, right) I began tapping trees at Barnyard Farm. Barnyard Farm is my personal residence on the southern end of Garrett County. As a member of the Blue Moon Rising team I make my land available for small projects like this that the BMR site can not support due in […]

Local Food Initiative

Local Food Initiative Farm to table/shelves/schools – A tri-county effort! Earlier this week a group of local food enthusiasts gathered at Garrett College to discuss propelling the local food movement within the region! The local food initiative, organized by Cheryl DeBerry from Garrett County Economic Development, was made up of a group of organizations including […]