Food Council Supports Creation of Food Waste Task Force

The Food Council has submitted written testimony in support of numerous food-related bills this legislative session, including Maryland House Bill 743 – Yard Waste and Food Residuals Diversion and Infrastructure Task Force, sponsored by Delegate Shane Robinson (District 39), which would create a Task Force to identify means to promote investment in infrastructure to expand food waste recovery, evaluate the current recovery of food waste in Maryland, identify opportunities for expansion, and more...
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Butler’s Orchard

Out in Germantown, MD there is “a family farm providing good, green fun and local produce for 65 years.“ This farm has been the site of many a family outing. Pick your own produce opportunities, hay rides, bonfires, and pumpkin harvesting are just a few of the reasons that families have been flocking to Butler’s Orchard season after season, not to mention the beautiful farm market filled with local, seasonal fruits and veggies and a plethora of value-added products such as jams, jellies, sauces,...
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Food Recovery Public Meeting- March 4, 2015

County Council Member Roger Berliner helps pour soup made from ingredients that are considered recovered food On Wednesday, March 4 2015, the Food Recovery Working Group held its Public Meeting on “The Future of Food Recovery”. Nearly 75 attendees gathered at the Silver Spring United Methodist Church despite the arrival of a late winter storm. The goal of this event was to share information about Community Food Rescue, a coordinated, collaborative system for recovering food...
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Eat Local Challenge

Our Food Economy Working Group has created an exciting contest for local residents. By encouraging you all to use local, seasonal ingredients, we are helping to raise awareness about the importance of the Farmer-Chef-Consumer relationship.  For this challenge, we are asking you to be the chef and create your own original recipe using at least three ingredients in the virtual basket below. We've provided you with suggestions for sourcing these ingredients in Montgomery County, MD.  Ou...
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