Take the Challenge!

July 18-26, 2015 

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. 

Buy Local ChallengeThe Buy Local Pledge: "I pledge to eat at least one thing from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week." Sign the pledge.

Buy Local Cookout

The 8th annual Governor's Buy Local Cookout will take place July 16, 2015 at Government House in Annapolis to kick off the Buy Local Challenge. Attendance at this event is invitation only.

Follow #BuyLocalCookout on social media.

See the Press Kit at the right of this page.

Earlier ​Announcements:

Buy Local C​ookbooks

Each year, MDA publishes a cookbook of recipes submitted by local chefs who source from local producers. The 2015 Cookbook is here!! 

2015 Cookbook Cover 
 Previous cookbooks are posted here:


    Visit Maryland's Best

    The Maryland's Best website, maintained by MDA's Marketing Section, has the latest information about what's in season and how to find local products and farmers markets near you. Eat local! 

    Contact Information

    Julie Oberg
    Director of Communications
    Telephone: 410-841-5888

    Vanessa Orlando
    Public Information Officer
    Telephone: 410-841-5889

    Press Kit: 
    For Our Media Friends​

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