Did you know that every year the Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission issues a Buy Local Challenge to all Marylanders? The challenge is to eat at least one locally grown or raised product every day for a week. This year’s week starts today!
And what a perfect week to take this challenge. With so many delicious foods in season, this will be a piece of cake! Or perhaps, a slice of watermelon, a ball of cantaloupe, a basket of blackberries, an ear of corn, or dare I eat it, a peach? So head out to your local farmer’s market or roadside stand today and stock up for the week.
Need some inspiration for what to do with all of that fresh, local produce? Check out the official Buy Local Challenge cookbook. I know I will be having the Cucumber and Watermelon Salad with Maple Thyme Vinaigrette this weekend!