Agriculture Education Day at Knightongale Farm
Event is part of Buy Local Challenge Week
Annapolis, MD (July 22, 2008) - Everyone is invited to attend the 2nd Annual Agricultural Education Day, scheduled for Saturday, July 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Knightongale Farm in Davidsonville, Maryland. The farm is located at the corner of Route 2 and Birdsville Road, two miles south of Edgewater. Admission is Free.
Agricultural Education Day will focus on education with a “Buy Local” flair to generate interest in Anne Arundel County’s locally grown products. A small farmers’market will be featured along with cooking demonstrations by local chefs and sampling from three Maryland wineries. There will also be music, food, pony rides, face painting, live animals, fire trucks, farm equipment displays, and many more fun activities and events for the entire family. The event is being produced by Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau. To learn more about Agriculture Education Day, and to see a complete list of vendors and activities visit our website at www.aaedc.org/initiatives.
Agricultural Education Day is part of Buy Local Challenge Week where citizens across Maryland have pledged to eat at least one item from a local farm every day during July 19-27. This initiative, conceived by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), is one of many programs created to boost the farm economy and highlight the environmental and health benefits that our local farms provide.
On July 19, Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold presented a proclamation at the Westfield Annapolis Farmers’ Market to kick off Buy Local Challenge Week in Anne Arundel County. “Anne Arundel County has over 400 farms offering a wonderful array of freshly grown products from which to choose,” said County Executive Leopold. “Our farmers’ markets and events like Agricultural Education Day make buying local products convenient as well as fun.” Citizens can visit county farmers markets, farm stands, groceries, and restaurants that offer locally grown and harvested products, a list of locations where you can purchase local products can be found at www.aaedc.org/initiatives
The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation manages and promotes agricultural and environmental programs on behalf of Anne Arundel County. These programs are part of our mission to serve business needs and to increase the County’s economic base through job growth and investment. For additional information on agriculture programs or Farmers Markets’ in Anne Arundel County please contact Lisa Barge at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, (410) 222-7410 or visit our website.