Cardboard boxes of blueberries.
Cardboard boxes of blueberries.
July 29, the last day of Maryland's 2018 Buy Local Challenge. Delicious blueberries.

Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge – 2018

This is the 11th year of Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge. This Challenge was created by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission to encourage residents to buy and eat locally sourced items. Today the Challenge covers the entire State of Maryland. Each day from July 21 through July 29, 2018 participants consume at least one item that is grown or raised in Maryland.

UnitedInFood is jumping wholeheartedly into this Challenge! It stands for everything we support and believe in. We will chronicle our purchases and what we are eating this week. Keep checking back to see what we do each day!!

UnitedInFood takes the Buy Local Pledge: “I pledge to eat at least one thing from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week.” You too can sign the Pledge.

Large plant of basil with tomatoes behind it.
Day 1 of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge. Basil from the Towson Farmers Market.
Two watermelons in a wooden box.
Day 2 of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge.
Several groups of baby beets and greens on a table.
Day 3 of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge. Awesome baby beets from the Towson Farmers Market.
Container of many ears of corn.
Day 4 of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge. Delicious corn from the Towson Farmers Market.
Container of a big pile of cucumbers.
July 25, day 5 of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge. These delicious cucumbers are from the Towson Farmers Market.
Boxes of different types and colors of cherry tomatoes.
July 26, Day 6 of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge. We saw this sea of locally grown cherry tomatoes at the Towson Farmers Market.
Boxes of green and yellow beans.
July 27, Day 7, of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge.
Boxes of several yellow and green squashes.
July 28, Day 8, of Maryland's Buy Local Challenge.