Governor's Buy Local Cookout 2015 Seeking Recipes

Last Updated on Apr 13, 2015 at 4:22pm | Agribusiness

Governor Larry Hogan is inviting all Marylanders to submit an original recipe for his Buy Local Cookout 2015 to be held at Government House in Annapolis in mid-July as part of the Buy Local Challenge Week (July 18-26, 2015) activities.
Recipes that showcase simple but creative ways to use Maryland-grown or Maryland-raised products in delicious, nutritious meals that can be replicated by busy Maryland families are being solicited (see Official Rules).
Submissions must be made by teams that include one chef and at least one Maryland food producer and/or farmer. If selected, your team will be invited to provide, prepare, and share the dish at the Governor’s cookout. The recipe and biographies of your team members may be published in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Buy Local Cookout Recipes, as well as other department publications and releases
Original recipes that showcase simple but creative ways to use Maryland-grown products will be chosen in each of the following categories:
  • Appetizer
  • Main dish
  • Side dish
  • Salad
  • Dessert
Original recipes will be selected based on simplicity, creativity, availability of ingredients, geographic representation, and maximum use of local ingredients. Previously submitted recipes will be considered ineligible. 
Please submit original recipes online via the 2015 Governor's Buy Local Cookout Entry Form, or contact Karen Fedor at for a paper copy (please note that this process will take longer).
Entries are due by May 8, 2015.