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Buy-local expo set for Jan. 22 in Annapolis

December 26, 2012

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture will hold a buy-local expo  Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

The event will provide Maryland growers, producers and processors with an opportunity to connect with buyers from grocery retailers, restaurants, schools, institutions and other venues.

Registration costs $40 for growers, producers, and processors. There is no fee for buyers to attend.

To register or for more information, go to www.marylandsbest.net.

The event is geared toward Maryland growers, producers, or processors interested in finding new markets; buyers from grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, or other venues; and service providers or others interested in local food, such as county extension agents, food writers, etc.

For questions or help registering, call Stone Slade at 410-841-5779 or send an email to stone.slade@maryland.gov.
 
The types of local products that buyers will typically find at this meeting are: fruits and vegetables, meats (such as beef, turkey and bison), cheeses (both cow’s and goat’s milk), seafood (such as crabmeat and oysters) and specialty products, including locally made ice cream, soups, flour, wine and other items.

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