July 26th, 2017

Celebration of 10th Anniversary Buy Local Challenge

by Amy Crone

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) started the Buy Local Challenge 10 years ago, and they are celebrating it’s continued success! Join them for a fun catered event on the evening of July 31st at the beautiful Robin Hill Farm.

Event details and tickets can be found here: Buy Local Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration

And some event details:

Event highlights include, a locally-sourced Southern Maryland style buffet dinner, live music, the Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales, a raffle and lawn games, and the opportunity to purchase from Maryland farmers, producers, artisans, and crafters. Ticketed guests will also receive a ‘Buy Local’ insulated tote bag for their farm food purchases. Tickets include:

  • Locally Sourced Southern Maryland Style Buffet Dinner
  • Vendor Sampling Pass (Sample all vendors, then drop your completed pass into the raffle box for a chance to win local goodies!)
  • Commemorative Buy Local Insulated Tote Bag – to keep your tasty farm food purchases cool between farm and fridge.

We hope to see you there in support of our partners at SMADC and Maryland’s farms and foods!


About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.