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. Governor Hogan invited chefs to submit original recipes for the cookout. The invitation was open to Maryland farmer(s)/chef teams. A "chef" is a person with culinary training. Recipes from students currently in culinary classes were also considered. Recipes were to reflect creative ways to use Maryland-grown or Maryland-raised products. See the official rules.
The Buy Local Cookbooks: All entries submitted are included in the 2016 Buy Local Cookout Recipes Cookbook. We are pleased to present the 2016 cookbook below as well as all past cookbooks for free download. See reprint permission policy.
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