Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Maryland Wine featured at 2013 Maryland "Buy Local" cookout (MD)

Maryland Wine featured at 2013 Maryland "Buy Local" cookout
Red Heifer Winery and Crow Farm and Vineyard, to name a few!

Governor and First Lady O’Malley hosted the sixth annual “Buy Local” cookout to celebrate Maryland’s “Buy Local Challenge” week, which encouraged Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally grown, produced or harvested product into their meals each day. At the Governor’s cookout, 14 teams of local producers and chefs prepared creative recipes showcasing the diversity of local products available in Maryland. Kellie Johnson, MWA intern, and Claude Mackey, MD Wine Ambassador, poured several local wines for the event.

“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,” said Governor O’Malley. “Katie and I challenge our fellow Marylanders to find local farmers markets and purchase locally grown products for their favorite dishes.”

Kellie and Claude both were lucky enough to have their photo snapped with Govenor O'Malley at the event.