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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 12, 2010

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO HOST “BUY LOCAL” COOKOUT



Governor to Kick-off “Buy Local Challenge” Week; Cookout to Feature Locally Grown Recipes Created by Selected Chefs

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 12, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley next week will host a “Buy Local” cook out to officially kick-off Maryland’s “Buy Local Challenge” week, which challenges Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally-grown, produced or harvested product into their meals each day. At the Governor’s cook out, 17 teams of local producers and chefs will prepare creative recipes showcasing the diversity of local products available in Maryland. Government House chefs will also prepare a few favorites recipes of theirs and the O’Malley family featuring local products. The cook out will take place this Thursday, July 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Government House in Annapolis.

“Buy Local Challenge” week is July 17 through the 25. Buying locally is key to ensuring a smart, green and growing future for Maryland families. It preserves farmland, protects the environment, bolsters local economies, and provides wholesome, nutritious, great-tasting fresh food.

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WHO: GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO KICK OFF ANNUAL “BUY LOCAL CHALLENGE” WEEK; TO HOST COOK-OUT FEATURING LOCALLY GROWN RECIPES CREATED BY SELECTED CHEFS

WHERE: Government House, State Circle, Annapolis, MD

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2010
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

**DETAILS: Event is by invitation only and RSVP is required by members of the media and all attendees to gain access to Government House.

RSVP: Sue duPont, 410-841-5889 or Julie Oberg, 410-841-5888.