The Buy Local Challenge was created by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and has since become a statewide program. The Challenge encourages all Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown or raised product each day of the Buy Local Challenge Week, which is always the last full week of July.
The 9th annual Governor's Buy Local Cookout will take place July 21, 2016 at Government House in Annapolis to kick off the Buy Local Challenge. Attendance at this event is invitation only. Follow #BuyLocalCookout on social media.
The recipe submission period is closed! We invited chefs to submit original recipes for the Governor's Buy Local Cookout. The invitation was open to Maryland farmer(s)/chef teams. A "chef" is a person with culinary training. We also considered recipes from students currently in culinary classes. Recipes were to reflect creative ways to use Maryland-grown or Maryland-raised products. Entries may be included in the 2016 Buy Local Cookout Recipes Cookbook. See the official rules.
Each year, MDA publishes a cookbook of recipes submitted by local chefs who source from local producers. The 2016 Cookbook will be posted before the event. Past cookbooks are available below.
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