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Governor Hogan Announces Menu for the Annual Buy Local Cookout
Signature Event Challenges All Marylanders to “Buy Local, Eat Fresh”

Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 28, 2019)—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the 16 recipes that will be featured at the 12th Annual Buy Local Cookout, which celebrates Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week, July 20-28, and encourages all Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown, made, or harvested product each day. The cookout, hosted by Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan, will be held at Government House on Thursday, July 18.

“Every year, local chefs submit recipes for the Buy Local Cookout that highlight the Maryland farmers, watermen, and producers that work tirelessly to provide our state with a diverse selection of agricultural products, world-class seafood, and Maryland-made products,” said Governor Hogan. “The cookout is a great reminder of the many benefits to buying locally, and I encourage all Marylanders to join me in taking the Buy Local Challenge.”

This spring, Governor Hogan invited teams of local chefs and producers to submit original recipes that highlight the diversity of Maryland products. Over 40 recipes were submitted and 16 were selected. The First Lady and Government House chefs will provide an additional entrée and dessert for the cookout.

Recipes were selected based on availability of ingredients, geographic representation, maximum use of local ingredients, and creativity. This year also features recipes by student chefs from Crossland High School in Prince George’s County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove, and the Chesapeake Culinary Center in Caroline County.

All recipe submissions will be published in a cookbook titled Recipes from the 2019 Maryland Buy Local Cookout, which will include wine, beer, or spirits pairing recommendations from the Maryland Wineries Association, Brewers Association of Maryland, and the Maryland Distillers Guild. The cookbook will be available online when completed next month.

The following dessert recipes [from Prince George’s County chefs] were selected to be prepared at the cookout:

Corny Cake aka Eat your Vegetables Cake, submitted by student chefs Christopher Young, Justin Thurston, Stephen Clark, Jordyn White, Sean Rohlfs, and James Richburg with culinary teacher Muriel Homesack from Crossland High School in Prince George’s County with producer Brad Miller of Miller Farms in Prince George’s County for corn and eggs.

The Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Distillers Guild, Maryland Wineries Association, Honest Tea, and George’s Mixes are also donating products for the event. The Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail will sponsor a tent at the cookout with ice cream from Kilby Cream, Prigel Family Creamery, South Mountain Creamery and Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Geckos.

For more information about the 2019 Governor’s Buy Local Cookout or the Buy Local Cookbook, contact Karen Fedor at or 410-841-5773.


HSFPP Curriculum Training for Teachers and Volunteers

July 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

MD|DC Credit Union Association, 8975 Guilford Road, Suite 190, Columbia, MD 21046

Join University of Maryland Extension and MD|DC Credit Union Association as they host a FREE personal finance training that will prepare high school teachers and adult volunteers/educators to teach Personal Finance to teenagers. High School teachers, Middle School 8th grade teachers and volunteer educators are also encouraged to attend to learn about the High School Financial Planning Program developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bring laptops/notebooks.

Register via eventbrite.


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