FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2017
 
Buy Local Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration Event
– Southern Maryland Style!

In July 2007, the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) launched the Buy Local Challenge (BLC), a promotion during the last full week of July that encourages consumers to buy Maryland farm foods. Each year, the BLC has grown in size and popularity engaging consumers around the state to “pledge to eat local” and support their local farms.
 
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the BLC, SMADC will host a celebration event of farms, food and fun “Southern Maryland Style”, to showcase producers from the land and water that represent Maryland’s vibrant agriculture. Open to the public, the event will be held on the evening of Monday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Brandywine, Southern Maryland.
 
The 10th Anniversary Celebration features tastings of local farm products from vendors of fruits, vegetables, meats, wine and other locally produced beverages, ice cream, baked goods, and more. Event highlights include, a locally-sourced Southern Maryland style buffet dinner, live music, the Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales, a raffle and lawn games, and the opportunity to purchase from Maryland farmers, producers, artisans, and crafters. Ticketed guests will also receive a ‘Buy Local’ insulated tote bag for their farm food purchases.
 
Event tickets must be purchased in advance and are available now on a first come first serve basis until sold out. To purchase a ticket and for full event details visit the ‘What’s New Page’ at SMADC.com

The Buy Local Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration event is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and in part by Grow & Fortify, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, MARBIDCO, Maryland’s Best, Maryland Farm Bureau, R&D Cross, Inc. and the Rural Maryland Council.
 
Click HERE to view ticket/event details
 
Click HERE to view or download Hi-Res BLC Event Graphic

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The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is committed to: a) a market-driven and sustainable farming future as Maryland transitions away from tobacco. b) a Maryland where farmland preservation, and environmental stewardship positively impact the quality of our air and water and c) cultivating awareness among consumers and leaders of the vital role our farms play in a balanced community, safe, nutritious food and a cleaner and healthier environment. To learn more about additional programs and resources, contact SMADC, P. O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; phone: 301-274-1922, Ex. 1, fax: 301-274-1924; email info@smadc.com ; or visit www.smadc.com.
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