Advertising Agricultural Products as Local or Locally Grown

Defining 'local, locally grown or regional"

When the terms local or locally grown or regional are used to promote an agricultural product, the name of the state from which the product was originally grown or raised must be immediately adjacent to the words (local or locally grown or regional.) 

In the case of fish or shellfish, the state where the seafood was raised or landed is required. 

For intermingled product from different states, each state shall be listed. 

This Buy Local  regulation applies to wholesale, retail stores, farmers markets and restaurants, among others.

April 4, 2016

Contact Information

Mark Powell
Chief of Marketing
Phone: 410-841-5770
Fax: 410-841-5987

Office Address:
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401


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