Buy Local Challenge
15th Anniversary Celebration

SAVE THE DATE FOR AN EVENING OF FARMS, FOOD AND FUN!

Monday, August 1, 2022 - rain or shine

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

At Serenity Farm, Benedict

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TICKETS AVAILABLE June 1, 2022 - GET TICKETS HERE! 

Join us at Serenity Farm, Benedict, for a fun farmers market-style event featuring local farms and artisans, live music, food trucks, and activities for the whole family!

Serenity Farm is a historic working family farm lying peacefully along the Patuxent River in Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. It has been owned and farmed by the Robinson family since 1965. Serenity Farm offers a variety of opportunities for families, schools, or groups to visit and enjoy a day on the farm. Their motto is, "You are welcome anytime."

Visit the farm online: serenityfarmatbenedict.com

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FEATURED VENDORS & ACTIVITIES

Vendors/Participants as of 6/8/22

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Live music by “FLYT” featuring Ryan Forrester

Suttler Post Clydesdales – free carriage rides by Suttler Post Farm – home of the magnificent Southern Maryland Clydesdales (from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

Mary’s Go Round Pony Rides – free Pony rides for kids on the cutest ponies (from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

Serenity Farm Petting Pen – walk into the pen to meet and pet our kid-friendly animals – goats, donkeys, sheep, llamas, and Reebok a rescued Park Service Horse (many animals are rescues!). USDA certified petting pen.

‘TASTINGS’ OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Southern Maryland Meats Free Tasting – experience the flavor! Guests receive one free mini beef patty showcasing locally raised beef from Newport Valley Farm, Charles County.

 

Charles County Watermen’s Association Oyster Free Tasting – savor the best of the Bay! Guests receive one free locally harvested oyster on the half shell. Oysters from several local watermen and aquaculture farms will be featured, and additional oysters to eat can be purchased.  

FARMS & FOOD 

EVERYTHING MARYLAND RAISED, HARVESTED, AND MADE - PRODUCE, FLOWERS, BAKED GOODS, PICKLES, JAM & JELLIES, HONEY, AND MORE!

B-More Pasta                                                

Baked by the Bay                                          

Beachin Bay Bakery

Beauty Blooms Farm

Blue Basset Barkery                                      

BoonDoggie Farm                                         

Bowensville Farm and Nursery                    

Carol's Citchen                                              

Crabby Corn Kettle Corn                              

Deez L'town Beez                                          

DeVine Wine Jelly

Dixon Family Farm 

Dip-n-Dill    

 

 

Elements of Nature Urban Farm   

Fairytale Farmette   

Hart of Healing

Herbert Farms Produce

Honey's Harvest Farm                                   

My Mustard Seed, LLC                                  

Rootbound Farms LLC                                        

Shore Thing Cakery & Confections 

Sweets & Treats by Sophia 

Whitt’s Produce & Crafts                             

Zangs Farm Fresh Produce and Flowers      

Zekiah Ridge Farm and Flowers

LOCAL MEATS & DAIRY

Achterberg Acres                                          

Hole In The Woods Farm and Meats, LLC    

Mulberry Lane Farm 

New Roots Farm

P.A. Bowen Farmstead                                 

Serenity Farm Meats

CRAFT BEVERAGES (Wine, Beer & Spirits)

Fridays Creek Winery                                          

Gemeny Winery and Vineyards                          

Gypsy Brewing Company   

McClintock Distilling

MISCellaneous Distillery 

Mully's Brewery 

Port Of Leonardtown Winery                              

Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards                               

Tobacco barn Distillery

HAND CRAFTED BODY PRODUCTS

UnforGoatable Goods          

ARTISANS, CRAFTERS, JEWELRY, FUR & FIBER

Mother of Girls, LLC     

Rocktree Ceramics                                         

Tonglen Art   

FOOD TRUCKS + ICE CREAM AND DESSERTS

Available for purchase

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AZTK Taco Truck                   

Mexican and American favorites – homemade corn tortillas, tacos, tamales, burritos, nachos, burgers, and more.

Calvert Crabs                                                 

Handmade food using fresh ingredients sourced from local watermen, farmers, and other small businesses – appetizers, sandwiches, crab cakes, seafood baskets, salads, and sides.

 

Diner on the Go                                             

Putting a fresh spin on comfort food! – Sandwiches and more with Greek & Mediterranean flair.

Mrs. Moo’s Corner                                          

Hand scooped farm-fresh, super-premium ice cream.

No Sauce Q                                                    

BBQ heaven – brisket, ribs, chops, wings, smoked and jerked.

Sweetly Made                                                 

Homemade, gourmet cupcake desserts.

ORGANIZATIONS 

CommonGround  

 Women farmers who love to connect about food, work, family, and how we find peace and love in this crazy life. Have questions about food and farming? Let's chat. 

 

Destination Southern Maryland – Southern Maryland Heritage Area

Let us be your guide to discovering Southern Maryland where ‘time and tide meet’ - Enhancing Southern Maryland through innovative heritage tourism experiences 

 

MARBIDCO  

A quasi-public economic development organization offering financial services to help Maryland farms, forestry, and seafood businesses prosper. Supporting the sustainability of the state's agricultural, forestry, and seafood businesses, while helping to ensure the viability of the rural working landscape that Marylanders so greatly cherish. 

 

Maryland Horse Industry Board Discovery Centers 

A volunteer, certified program of licensed stables that welcomes people of all ages and experience levels to discover and learn about horses in a knowledgeable and friendly environment.  

 

Maryland Market Money Program

A statewide food access program that feeds Marylanders and supports farmers. MMM removes economic barriers for Marylanders experiencing food insecurity, providing a dollar-for-dollar match for purchases made using federal nutrition benefits at Maryland farmer's markets, farm stands, CSAs, and more. 

Rural Maryland Council

Brings together citizens, community-based organizations, federal, state, county, and municipal government officials as well as representatives of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to collectively address the needs of Rural Maryland communities.  

Thank you to our valued sponsors

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