On Friday, Patch reported that the state of Maryland has issued a "Buy Local Challenge."
From July 23-31, residents are encouraged to incorporate at least one local food item into their daily food intake.
But where can you find fresh, local food in Annapolis?
The Maryland's Best website lists the following places to buy local produce, seafood, etc.:
- The DNR Farmers Market (Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; 580 Taylor Ave.)
- The Annapolis FreshFarm Market (Sundays 8:30 a.m. to noon; 100 Compromise St.)
Also, Maryland Table, in the newly re-opened Market House, offers fresh produce and other things, and there is the Clock Tower Farmers Market on Fridays. My Butcher and More in the Clock Tower Shopping Center offers beef from Roseda Farms in Monkton, MD.
In addition, at Monday's city council meeting, Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen and Maria Broadbent, director of neighborhood and environmental programs, encouraged residents to take part in "Buy Local Week."
As part of its Sustainable Annapolis program, the city of Annapolis' website recognizes several restaurants in and around the city that serve local products and take part in other green initiatives.
Other restaurants in Annapolis that serve locally produced food: Level, Galway Bay, Leeward Market, Sam's on the Waterfront and The Rockfish, to name a few. For a full list of Annapolis restaurants that are certified environmental stewards, click here.
To take the "Buy Local Challenge" on the city's website, click here.