What is the Buy Local Challenge?
The importance of ‘buying local’ to consumers, the economy and the environment is fundamental to SMADC’s mission to support farms and future of agriculture.
The Buy Local Challenge was created in 2007 by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) as a regional promotion for Southern Maryland and is now promoted statewide in partnership with Maryland Department of Agriculture.
The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages all Marylanders to pledge to support their local farmers and producers by eating, drinking and enjoying locally produced farm products during Buy Local Week, always the last full week of July.
The Buy Local Challenge website is the main portal for the BLC and provides a variety of resources to engage consumers and help them find Maryland farm products during Buy Local Challenge Week and year-round.
Shop at your local farms, farm stands, farmers' markets, wineries, grocers and markets that stock genuine local products (ask if the products are grown locally).
In Southern Maryland, find local farmers' markets in SMADC's Farmers' Market Guide
The following websites were supplied by the Agricultural Marketing Professionals and key Agencies in Maryland:
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s Counties)
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