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This Summer, Eat Like a Marylander! 

Go Local This Summer With Maryland Cuisine

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 1, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Maryland’s Best program has announced the launch of the “Eat Like a Marylander!” campaign, encouraging residents and visitors alike to eat fresh and iconic Maryland foods. Billboards, video spots at movie theaters, digital programming and social media will all link back to the Eat Like a Marylander website

“With summer upon us, the goal of the campaign is to encourage everyone to buy and eat local food which stimulates the economy and supports Maryland farmers and watermen,” said Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Kevin Atticks. “From crabs to watermelon, sweet corn to oysters, Maryland has so many sweet and savory items so you too can eat like a Marylander.”

Supporting local also supports jobs and reduces carbon emissions as the transportation of food is reduced. In addition, eating Maryland grown food ensures freshness and peak flavor! 

This summer, before heading out to eat or gathering around the grill with family and friends, head to to find restaurants, retailers and farmers markets near you serving locally grown produce and protein. There you’ll also find a list of on-farm experiences, summer favorite recipes and restaurants that are dedicated to serving local foods. Whether it’s biting into a juicy burger, savoring that sweet Chesapeake blue crab meat, or indulging in a treat from the Ice Cream Trail, make sure it’s Maryland grown and raised! 

For more information about the campaign or the Maryland’s Best Program, please contact Director of Special Projects Kristin Hanna at  

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jessica Hackett
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888