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Posts tagged: Buy Local Challenge Week

Secretary Vilsack and MD Governor O’Malley host “Buy Local”

Yesterday, Secretary Vilsack and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley hosted Maryland’s fourth annual “Buy Local” cook out. The event kicked off Maryland’s “Buy Local Challenge Week” which encourages Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally-grown, produced or harvested product into their meals each day.

Governor O’Malley designated June 23-31 is “Buy Local Challenge Week” in an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of local farms and food so that the use of fresh, local products among consumers becomes more familiar and more frequent. The cookout featured recipes from 17 teams of local producers and chefs from across the State showcasing the diversity of local products available in Maryland.

For a better look at yesterday’s event in Annapolis, Maryland, check out the video below: