Signature Event Challenges All Marylanders to “Buy Local, Eat Fresh”

News Release, Maryland Department of Agriculture

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the 16 recipes that will be featured at the 12thAnnualBuy Local Cookout, which celebratesMaryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week, July 20-28, and encourages all Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown, made, or harvested product each day. The cookout, hosted by Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan, will be held at Government House on Thursday, July 18.

“Every year, local chefs submit recipes for the Buy Local Cookout that highlight the Maryland farmers, watermen, and producers that work tirelessly to provide our state with a diverse selection of agricultural products, world-class seafood, and Maryland-made products,” said Governor Hogan. “The cookout is a great reminder of the many benefits to buying locally, and I encourage all Marylanders to join me in taking the Buy Local Challenge.”

This spring, Governor Hogan invited teams of local chefs and producers to submit original recipes that highlight the diversity of Maryland products. Over 40 recipes were submitted and 16 were selected. The First Lady and Government House chefs will provide an entrée and dessert for the cookout.

Recipes were selected based on availability of ingredients, geographic representation, maximum use of local ingredients, and creativity. This year also features recipes by student chefs from Crossland High School in Prince George’s County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove, and the Chesapeake Culinary Center in Caroline County.

All recipe submissions will be published in a cookbook titledRecipes from the2019 Maryland Buy Local Cookout,which will include wine, beer, or spirits pairing recommendations from theMaryland Wineries Association,Brewers Association of Maryland,and theMaryland Distillers Guild. The cookbook will be availableonlinewhen completed next month.

The following recipes were selected to be prepared at the cookout:



  • “Eastern Shore” Chicken Salad, submitted by David Murray and culinary studentsDalesandro Santizo Roblero and Rebekah Whiteof theChesapeake Culinary Centerin Caroline County with producers Eileen Simmons ofClayton Farmsin Caroline County for tarragon and celery; Bernie Fowler ofFarming4Hungerin Charles County for sweet corn; Bryan Williams ofRed Acresin Kent County for butter bibb lettuce; and Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. for chicken.

Entrées/ Main Dish

  • Banh Mi Bowl, submitted by Monica Alvarado of Bread and Butter Kitchen in Anne Arundel County with producers Oksana Bocharova of Oksana’s Produce Farm in Kent County for cucumbers, carrots, and cilantro; and Deana Tice of En-Tice-Ment Farm Raised Meats in Anne Arundel County for ground pork.
  • Yumi Cooks! Boochimgae (Korean Pancakes) & Dipping Sauce, submitted by Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan with producers Jesse Albright of Albright Farms in Baltimore County for potatoes; Jim Reinhardt of Nature’s Garlic Farm in Talbot County for garlic; Jessie Harding of Bartenfelder Farms in Caroline County for onions; Russ Shlagel of Shlagel Farms in Charles County for eggs; and Aubrey Vincent of Lindy’s Seafood and Jack Brooks of J.M. Clayton Company in Dorchester County for crab meat.
  • Carne Asada Cheesesteak, submitted by Kevin Cauthorne of Myth and Moonshine Tavern in Baltimore County with producer Jesse Albright of Albright Farms in Baltimore County for flank steak and red onion.
  • Duck Stuffed Pork Roulade with Duck Egg Potato Gnocchi in a Creamy BBQ Sauce, Fried Sage, submitted by Jeff Fritz of Silver Wolf Private Assistance in Howard County with producer Lauren Taylor of Liberty Delights Farms in Baltimore County for duck eggs, pork loin, and pork bacon.
  • Enticing All Natural Steak and Mushroom Slider, submitted by Joe and Deana Tice of En-Tice-Ment Farm Raised Meats in Anne Arundel County with producer Stacy Eckels of Windermere Farm in Anne Arundel County for specialty mushrooms.
  • Flank Steak Tacos, submitted by Jordan Walker of The Front Porch in St. Mary’s County with producers Wille Goddard of Wag Meats in St. Mary’s County for flank steak and Micheal Molina of Far Cry Farms in St. Mary’s County for popcorn shoots.
  • Korean Pork Tacos with Mexican Street Corn, submitted by student chefs Courtney Richardson-McMurray and Senan Groudo with culinary teacher Susan Callahan from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove in Montgomery County with producers Shane Hughes of Liberty Delight Farms in Baltimore County for shaved pork shoulder and Mark Mills of Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm in Montgomery County for corn, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, and cilantro.


  • Corny Cake aka Eat your Vegetables Cake, submitted by student chefs Christopher Young, Justin Thurston, Stephen Clark, Jordyn White, Sean Rohlfs, and James Richburg with culinary teacher Muriel Homesack from Crossland High School in Prince George’s County with producer Brad Miller of Miller Farms in Prince George’s County for corn and eggs.
  • Mint Melon and Berries with Violas and Peach Shine Sabayon, submitted by Christi Lathrop ofJillian’s Farein St. Mary’s County with producers Walter and Betty Russell ofRussell Farms LLCin St. Mary’s County for honeydew melon and blackberries; Priscilla Wentworth ofAnchored Root Farmin St. Mary’s County for mountain mint and viola flowers; and Rachael Copsey of theSouthern Trail Distilleryin St. Mary’s County for peach moonshine.
  • Peach Crumb Bars, submitted by Government House Chefs Philip Hackerman, Michael Masiello Jr., and Buz Porciello with producer Lisa Godfrey ofGodfrey Farmsin Queen Anne’s County for peaches; and Tony Brusco ofSouth Mountain Creameryin Frederick County for butter.

TheBrewers Association of Maryland,Maryland Distillers Guild,Maryland Wineries Association,Honest Tea, andGeorge’s Mixesare also donating products for the event. TheMaryland’s Best Ice Cream Trailwill sponsor a tent at the cookout with ice cream fromKilby Cream,Prigel Family Creamery,South Mountain CreameryandWoodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Geckos.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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