Food Council Members Tour the Montgomery County Ag Reserve

On a breezy, sunny day in May, Food Council Members enjoyed an informative tour of the Montgomery County Ag Reserve led by the Office of Agriculture Director, Jeremy Criss. The tour followed a route from the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood to six farms throughout the 93,000-acre reserve, during which attendees learned about the history of the reserve, the products grown there, and the contribution of the agricultural community to the County’s economy. Montgomery County’s strong agri...
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Montgomery County Food Security Plan Shared with the Public

Many of our neighbors are deeply entrenched in poverty, and 70,000 of them are unsure of where or when they will get their next meal. The Montgomery County Food Security Plan is the blueprint for how every local business, nonprofit, government agency and resident can contribute to ensuring all County residents have access to sufficient, nutritious food. The Food Security Plan was unveiled to the public on April 6th, 2017 at an event featuring the policymakers who led the Plan's creation, ...
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Food Economy Working Group Hosts Networking and Discussion Event

New, established and prospective food and beverage businesses gathered at Dawson's Market in Rockville on February 21st for a Networking and Discussion Event: Making it easier to start and run a food or beverage business in Montgomery County. Judy Stephenson, Small Business Navigator in the Montgomery County Office of the County Executive, was on hand to solicit candid feedback from local businesses on the challenges they have encountered launching and operating their businesses. The 35 food or ...
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Red Lentil Ragu Recipe

By Food Council Member, Wendy Nevett Bazil @healthierkitchen (Serves 8 - 10) I love this dish mostly because it tastes great, but also because it’s a terrific dish without any animal protein that still has a meaty feel for meat eaters and a familiar flavor for skeptics. It’s delicious served over pasta, brown rice, mashed potatoes or other root vegetables, even roasted spaghetti squash, topped with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, nutritional yeast, or faux parmesan. This...
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Food Council Welcomes Eight New Members

We are pleased to announce that eight new members have been selected to join the Food Council. These new members possess a wealth of expertise in local food issues and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the food system in Montgomery County. The new members include a nutritionist, food security experts, a cooking instructor, a community development professional, an event planner and a restaurant association professional. Their two-year terms began on January 1st, 2017. The new member...
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