…They will all be together Monday, July 31, 2017! Join SMADC, farmers, and local farm and craft vendors for a celebration of Maryland’s farms and food at the Buy Local Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration Event – Southern Maryland StyleThe event is open to the public as part of our efforts to continue to promote the regions’ farms, and provide outreach to the community about Maryland farms.

The event will feature tastings of local farm products, a locally sourced Southern Maryland style buffet dinner, live music, lawn games, Clydesdales, and the opportunity to purchase from Maryland farmers, producers, artisans, and crafters.

Southern Maryland farms will be featured, and include sampling of fruits, vegetables, meats, wine, distilled spirits, ice cream, baked goods, and more. Vendors such as Dicot Farm of Charles County will sample fresh produce from their farm, while you can taste wine and wine infused cupcakes from Romano Vineyard and Winery and other wineries (Janemark Winery, Whistlestop Winery) in Prince George’s, sample and purchase local meats from R & H Farms in St. Mary’s and Enticement meats in Anne Arundel. Spider Hall farm will also join us from Calvert with their famous ‘Miss Moo’s’ ice cream! Other vendors include beer from Scorpion Brewing Company, distilled spirits from Tobacco Barn and Blue Dyer, products from Herbert Produce, alpaca products from Villa De Alpacas, jams and cookies from Backyard Kitchen, shoots and flowers from Loblolly Farm and Wilde Flowers Farm, and more!

This is a ticketed event – tickets must be purchased in advance, so don’t delay. Ticket are $25 for 21 and over, and $20 for youth under 20 and adults not sampling wine/spirits/beer, and  kids 5 and under free. Tickets include a locally sourced Southern Maryland style buffet dinner (think sweet corn and watermelon!), a vendor ‘sampling pass’ to sample all vendors, a raffle for a chance to win local goodies, and a commemorative insulated tote bag – to keep your tasty farm food purchases cool between farm and fridge.

A huge thank you to our event sponsors, which include partners Grow & Fortify, MARBIDCO, Maryland’s Best, Maryland Farm Bureau, the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, R&D Cross, and the Rural Maryland Council. Tickets are still available while supplies lasts. You can purchase your tickets here.