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When you buy local, you help strengthen the economy.
You get fresher and healthier food...
and you help create a greener planet.
Together, we can make a difference.
Take the Buy Local Challenge the last week in July.
 
Be sure to take the 2013 Buy Local Challenge, July 19th - July 27th, 2014. Remember that farms offer fresh options all year long. Find Out More...
WHY? Healthy plate, healthy planet! Adding locally grown farm products into your meals is good for you, your family and the planet. MORE

"I pledge to eat at least one thing from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week." (Last full week in July every year.)


So far, there have been 5274 pledges!


Click here to be counted!

WHERE? Stock up at local farms, farm stands and markets that offer genuine local products, and dine at restaurants featuring local food and wine. MORE
HOW? Once you have taken the pledge, find out how your business or organization can promote or participate in the Buy Local Challenge. MORE

Enter the Annual BLC Facebook Photo Contest!

We'll be announcing the theme of the annual Buy Local Challenge Facebook photo contest soon. Watch this space for details!

Hospitals & Institutions, take the pledge as a facility to serve local food. Click for more information.
Tips and Recipes. Taking the challenge is fun! We've got some creative tips, recipes and sample menus to get you started.

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What's Going On

BLC Mobile App Launches!
Marylanders can now take the Buy Local Challenge using their mobile devices. The app allows users to pledge,…

Follow the BLC on Twitter!
Help count down to this year's Buy Local Challenge, and get updates on great tips for buying local! Follow…

The BLC has a NEW Facebook Page!
Post YOUR Buy Local Challenge event at the new BLC Facebook page! Share your favorite farms and markets, tips…