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
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
FEATURED VENDORS & ACTIVITIES
Vendors/Participants as of 7/26/22
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, kindly donated by 'Farmers Feeding Southern Maryland,' Charles County.
Free Oyster Tasting and Shucking Knife – savor Southern Maryland's succulent oysters at Thompson's Seafood tasting booth! Guests receive one free locally harvested oyster on the half shell and a free oyster shucking knife (compliments of Charles County). Additional oysters will be available to purchase.
FARMS & FOOD
EVERYTHING MARYLAND RAISED, HARVESTED, AND MADE - PRODUCE, FLOWERS, BAKED GOODS, PICKLES, JAM & JELLIES, HONEY, AND MORE!
Herbert Farms Produce
Shore Thing Cakery & Confections
Zangs Farm Fresh Produce and Flowers
LOCAL MEATS & DAIRY
CRAFT BEVERAGES (Wine, Beer & Spirits)
HAND CRAFTED BODY PRODUCTS
ARTISANS, CRAFTERS, JEWELRY, FUR & FIBER
Knot’D Grain Woodworking
Little House on the Island Homestead
FOOD TRUCKS + ICE CREAM AND DESSERTS
Available for purchase
Mexican and American favorites – homemade corn tortillas, tacos, tamales, burritos, nachos, burgers, and more.
Central-Texas style smoked barbeque - chicken, pork, delicious sides, and more!
Handmade food using fresh ingredients sourced from local watermen, farmers, and other small businesses – appetizers, sandwiches, crab cakes, seafood baskets, salads, and sides.
Hand scooped farm-fresh, super-premium ice cream.
Homemade, gourmet cupcake desserts.
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.
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