Eat Local Challenge

Our Food Economy Working Group challenges YOU to eat local! Our County’s farmers grow a bounty of delicious produce and several local artisans create tasty food and beverage products. By encouraging you all to use local, seasonal ingredients, we are helping to raise awareness about the wide variety of fantastic Montgomery County products available year-round and the importance of the Farmer-Chef-Consumer relationship. 

Below are suggestions for local farms or stores where seasonal items can be purchased in Montgomery County. Please note that availability of farm products varies throughout the growing season.

Winter Products: 
Rum – Twin Valley Distillers in Rockville, MD, found in most local MoCo Liquor Stores
Apples– Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD
Winter Squash– Comus Market in Dickerson, MD
Leeks– Plow and Stars Farm in Poolesville, MD
Beer– Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring, MD and 7 Locks Brewing in Rockville, MD
Kale– Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm in Poolesville, MD, available at the Olney Farm Market
Turnips– Red Wiggler Community Farm in Clarksburg, MD
Beef– Savage & Sons Farm in Dickerson, MD
Swiss Chard– Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm in Poolesville, MD, available at the Olney Farm Market

Fall Products:
Pork- Savage and Son’s Farm in Dickerson, MD
Hot Peppers- Lewis Orchard in Dickerson, MD at their own Farm Market, Norman’s Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market 
CAVA Spread– Available at Whole Foods, Giant, and other grocery stores.
La Pasta- Available at various locations throughout the county
Squash- Comus Market in Dickerson, MD
Woodbourne Creamery Milk- Available at Rockhill Orchard in Mount Airy, MD and at Bethesda Central Farm Market
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Wine– Sold at the vineyard in Comus, MD
Raspberries-Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD
Cauliflower- Lewis Orchards in Dickerson, MD at their own Farm Market, Norman’s Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market 

Summer Produce:
Tomatoes-  Lewis Orchards at their own Farm Market, Norman’s Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market and Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market
Strawberries- Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD
Peaches- Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD and Lewis Orchards at their own Farm Market, Norman’s Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market
Ribs (Pork or Beef)- East Rivendell Farm in Damascus, MD
Basil- Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD; Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers MarketLewis Orchards at their own Farm Market, Norman’s Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market.
Chouquettes Caramel Sauce- Specialty Retailers, list found here
Moorenko’s Ice Cream- Specialty Retailers, list found here
Rocklands Farm Wine- in Poolesville, MD, found at Dawson’s Market in Rockville, MD and Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market
Spinach- Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market
Peas- Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market
Cherry Glen Goat Cheese- Specialty Retailers, list found here
Garlic Scapes- Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market or Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD
growingSOUL Peach Zing Jam- Dawson’s Market in Rockville, MD or the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-op

Spring Produce:
Eggs- Aliabaad Farms in Sharpsburg and Rocklands Farm in Poolsville
Dress It Up Dressing– Found at local Dawson’s Market, Whole Foods Markets, MOM’s Organic Market in Rockville and Relay Foods
Lamb- Fox Hollow Farm in Gaithersburg
Chicken Thighs- East Rivendell Farm in Damascus and Fox Hollow Farm in Gaithersburg
Chives- Aliabaad Farms in Sharpsburg
Radishes- Rock Hill Orchard in Mount Airy
Honey- Comus Market in Dickerson and Heyser Farms in Colesville
Beets- Aliabaad Farms in Sharpsburg