Hey everyone!! Remember that this week is Maryland Buy Local Week. Be sure to come out this Wednesday and support your local farmers and all of the other vendors too! ... See MoreSee Less
"You are what you eat, and since we’re all Marylanders, eat what’s grown in Maryland.
That’s the goal being pushed by Governor Larry Hogan’s administration over the next week.
'It’s an executive order,' Hogan said at the 10th annual Buy Local Cookout Thursday, where it was standing room only. 'I want you all to eat and drink as much as possible and have a great time.'
What’s served up there all comes from Maryland farms, wineries and breweries...
But the point of the cookout is to attract a lot more people to buy food grown in Maryland.
Officially it kicks off 'buy local week,' but it’s a trend that really stretches for most of the year.
Across the state, there are now more than 400 farmers markets, and polls show 78 percent of Marylanders want to buy locally grown food. That’s something the state is actively encouraging."