So. Maryland, So Good: Local Buying Guide Published

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Southern Maryland Tri-County Council, issued 2022 ‘So. Maryland, So Good’ Buy a Local Guidebook.

the ‘So. Maryland, So Good’ Buy Local Guide is now updated for the 2022 season and available on the ‘Get Our Guides’ page on SMADC.com. The listings feature an interactive directory of Southern Maryland and select regional farmers markets, farm stands, on-farm stores and new farm-hosted CSAs this year offering farm-raised, value-added produce added and other farm foods produced in Maryland.

Local farm food resources such as farmers markets, neighborhood farms and on-farm stores are popular destinations for consumers looking for a reliable supply chain of locally sourced fresh farm produce. The O. Maryland, So Good Buy Local Guide is designed to help consumers find the freshest and best farms in Southern Maryland, including locally grown vegetables and fruits, farm-raised meats, local seafood, cheese, eggs and a wide variety of value-added products. products such as jams and jellies, sauces, condiments, pickles, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, plants, herbs and more.

The online local shopping guide lists more than 29 farmers’ markets in the five-county area (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s), as well as 28 southern Maryland farm stands and stores with regular in-person visits. hours of operation, open to the public seasonally or year-round, and 10 additional markets in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia that host one or more Southern Maryland agricultural vendors.

Search the interactive guide by county to locate farmers’ markets in your area and find “need to know” market details – seasonal openings/closures, hours of operation, maps, market websites, social media links and online ordering/delivery options. The lists also provide vital information on food access for food-insecure households; bold “keys” identify markets, stalls, and stores that accept federal nutrition benefits and look for the “Maryland Market Money” program logo at participating markets that offer matching dollars for purchases made using SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, eWIC and Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Benefits.

The Local Buyer’s Guide will be updated from time to time as farmers’ markets confirm their operational status for the 2022 season. Managers/owner-operators of regional markets, farms, stores and CSAs that are not currently listed may request to be included. Find the Buy Local Guide application and eligibility information under “List your market, farm/stall/store or CSA” on the Buy Local Guide landing page at SMADC.com

SEE THE GUIDE REQUEST FORM HERE


Calvin W. Soper