April 22, 2020

Buy Local During Stay at Home Order – Interactive Maps Help Marylanders Find and Sell Local Seafood

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that food and agriculture businesses remain essential under Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order; including grocery stores, farmers markets, farm stands, and restaurants offering carry-out and delivery service.

The Maryland’s Best program has released an interactive map feature to better connect Marylanders with local agricultural and seafood producers. Each business has included information on product availability, how to order, and options for pick-up and/or delivery. Additionally, seafood harvesters can access the interactive map to reach out directly to markets and join their list of vendors.

The map includes farmers markets across the state. As a primary source of nutrition in some communities, many farmers markets remain open across the state with protocols in place to promote social distancing, environmental cleaning, and sanitation. Please check with individual markets for the most current information on their hours and operations.

Additionally, Marylanders can support local restaurants offering takeout food through the “Keep Calm and Carry Out” campaign, a partnership between the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Office of Tourism and the Maryland Restaurant Association.

More information on Maryland’s agriculture and seafood producers is available at MarylandsBest.net.

Find the latest information about COVID-19 from the Maryland Department of Health’s website.

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