Plan to eat at least one locally grown food a day during Buy Local Week, July 23-31–Berger cookies don’t count, unfortunately–and you’ll join more than 2500 Marylanders who have made the promise to shop local farms, farm stands, farmers’ markets, wineries, and grocers in our great vegetative state. Restaurants serving local goodies are another purely convenient resource. (Woodberry Kitchen, Clementine, whose website lists farm suppliers, The Yabba Pot, The Dogwood, Classic Catering and Chef’s Expressions catering companies are but a few. Keep in mind: It’s not too late to ask your favorite restaurant proprietor to join the movement). Even Governor O’Malley has endorsed the good-for-us goal. He’ll host Maryland’s fourth “Buy Local Cookout” at the Government House in Annapolis on July 21 (invite only), when local food recipe finalists will serve up yummy dishes, and a homegrown winner among chefs shall be crowned.
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