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Governor Larry Hogan to Host Buy Local Cookout

Governor to Recognize Buy Local Challenge Week with Cookout Featuring Local Recipes 

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan will host the ninth annual Governor’s Buy Local Cookout and officially recognize Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week, which challenges Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally grown, produced or harvested product into their meals each day. At the Governor’s cookout, 17 teams of local producers and chefs will prepare creative recipes showcasing the diversity of local products available in Maryland. First Lady Yumi Hogan and Government House chefs will prepare an entrée, salad and dessert for the cookout.

Maryland Buy Local Challenge Week is July 23-31.  Buying locally preserves farmland, protects the environment, bolsters local economies, and provides wholesome, nutritious, great-tasting fresh food.  For more information:


WHAT: Governor and First Lady Hogan to host annual Buy Local Cookout and kick-off Maryland Buy Local Challenge Week

WHEN: Thursday, July 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Government House, 110 State Circle, Annapolis, MD

NOTE: Event is by INVITATION ONLY and RSVP is REQUIRED for all members of the media and all attendees to gain access to Government House. 

RSVP to Julie Oberg at 410-841-5888 or or
Jason Schellhardt at 410-274-0167 or

SOCIAL MEDIA NOTE:  We will be using #BuyLocalCookout for the event.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889

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