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SMADC Buy Local Challenge Celebration Event
July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join us at Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales, Mechanicsville, for a fun farmers market-style event featuring Maryland farms and producers, artisans and crafters, live music, food trucks, and activities for the whole family!
Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales is a working equestrian farm owned and operated by the Mast Family. The farm is well known for its magnificent Clydesdale horses and beautifully maintained wagons and carriages used for weddings, at public events around the state, and famously for the delivery of the White House Christmas Tree! Suttler Post Farm generously opens its doors to support the local community for charitable occasions and fundraisers and offers tours and carriage rides with their team of 8 Clydesdales.
Included with your ticket – Entertainment & Activities
Live music by – Chaptico Songworks Trio – David Norris and bandmates Jeff Farias and
Tammy Patrick, featuring songs that reflect the legends and heritage of Southern Maryland.
Dave Norris was born and raised in the historic colonial port town of Chaptico, in St. Mary’s County,
and has been crafting songs all his life. His tunes have been recorded by quality artists nationwide
and have received accolades at Nashville’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest,
in Wilkesboro, NC, and at Songwriter Showcases at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Musicians Assoc.)
in Louisville, KY, Picker’s Supply Songwriter’s Night in Fredericksburg, Va., and at the Maritime exhibit
of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2004.
Suttler Post Clydesdales – Carriage rides around the farm and visit the barn to meet
Suttler Post Farm’s magnificent team of Southern Maryland Clydesdales (from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.).
Mary’s Go Round Pony Rides – Pony rides for kids on the cutest ponies (from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
Included with your ticket – Tastings of Southern Maryland
Oyster Tasting – Experience and savor quality Southern Maryland farmed oysters – Shore Thing Shellfish, LLC., will be onsite offering locally harvested aquaculture oysters on the half shell. YES! You can enjoy these delicious oysters year-round! Guests receive one oyster to taste (first come, first served, while stocks last). Additional oysters will be available to purchase throughout the evening.
Savory Blue Catfish Tasting – Mouthwatering fried catfish bites served with aioli – discover the tender tastiness of this versatile and delicious catch, fresh from Maryland’s waterways prepared to perfection by the talented chefs of Chesapeake Chef Service in partnership with Maryland’s Best Seafood! Guests receive one tasting (first come first served, while supplies last).
Vendors/Participants as of 6/5/23
FARMS & FOOD
EVERYTHING MARYLAND RAISED, HARVESTED, AND MADE – PRODUCE, FLOWERS, BAKED GOODS, PICKLES, JAM & JELLIES, HONEY, AND MORE!
Pleasant Peninsula Apiary
LOCAL MEATS & DAIRY
CRAFT BEVERAGES (Wine, Beer & Spirits)
HAND CRAFTED BODY PRODUCTS
ARTISANS, CRAFTERS, JEWELRY, FUR & FIBER
FOOD TRUCKS + ICE CREAM AND DESSERTS
Mexican and American favorites include homemade corn tortillas, tacos, tamales, burritos, nachos, and burgers.
Handmade food using fresh ingredients sourced from local watermen, farmers, and other small businesses – appetizers, sandwiches, crab cakes, seafood baskets, salads, and sides.
Hand-scooped farm-fresh, super-premium ice cream.
Serving “St. Mary’s Style barbecue flavors that suit the taste of family and friends” – craft smoked meats from the smoker and other specialties (pulled pork, brisket, chopped chicken, and more).
A statewide food access program that feeds Marylanders and supports farmers. MMM removes economic barriers for Marylanders experiencing food insecurity, providing a dollar-for-dollar match for purchases made using federal nutrition benefits at Maryland farmer’s markets, farm stands, CSAs, and more.