Brand New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide is Here

Brand New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide is Here

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The Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

The Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County

Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County

Seasonal, hyper-local recipes featuring County-grown produce

Cultivating a robust, sustainable, equitable local food system in Montgomery County, Maryland!

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About the Food Council

The Montgomery County Food Council is an independent nonprofit organization, formed and led by individual community members and representatives of local businesses, government, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions that broadly represent the food system both substantively and geographically.

We bring together a diverse representation of stakeholders to improve the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of Montgomery County, Maryland through the creation of a robust, sustainable, equitable local food system.

The backbone of our work is our four Working Groups: Food Recovery and Access, Food Economy, Food Education, and Environmental Impact.

Join one of our Working Groups to get involved!

 

Regional Events

February 27th, Climate Town Hall and Open House

February 27th, Climate Town Hall and Open House

Join us on Thursday, February 27 from 6-8 pm at United Therapeutics in downtown Silver Spring for the Montgomery County Climate Action Plan Town Hall & Open House. At this town hall and open house, the five community-based climate planning workgroups will present their recommendations for Montgomery County to reduce GHG emissions, build resilience to climate impacts, [...]
February 29, Rooting DC

February 29, Rooting DC

Rooting DC is a FREE, all-day urban gardening forum that provides education about urban agriculture and food systems, cultivates health and protection of the environment, and builds community. The program includes dozens of interactive workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, as well as panel discussions focusing on youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and healthy [...]
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The New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide is Here!

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Our Volunteers

Michelle Nelson, Montgomery Parks Food Literacy Working Group “We are building capacity around agriculture, food waste, nutrition, cooking, education, and much more. Having multiple experts in the room, allows for greater impact and more cross sectional work to be conducted.”
Kim Goddu, Bethesda Green Environmental Impact Working Group Member “The Environmental Impact Working Group has the chance to work on some the Counties most pressing food issues such as food waste and composting.”
Christie Balch, Crossroads Community Food Network Food Recovery and Access Working Group Member “We have a critical mission to increase healthy food access for those who need it most–an issue I am passionate about. FRAWG’s work is critical to the health of our residents.”
Susan Callahan, Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove Food Economy Working Group Member  “We have the opportunity to focus on the chefs, farmers and food producers in our county. We want to convey to the county who those hard working people are and [...]
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