2023 MoCo Made Woman-Owned Business Spotlight

In honor of Women’s History month, we have compiled a comprehensive list of outstanding MoCo Made businesses that are woman-owned. This list includes products ranging from craft beverages, farms, confections, prepared/packed foods and non-alcoholic beverages! We encourage you to support these women-owned businesses and share this list widely with your network! What better way to celebrate Women’s History than to support businesses from this list. Don’t forget to tag the business and the Montgomery County Food Council when you make your purchase! Please tag our social media on Instagram and Facebook at @mocofoodcouncil @mocomade, happy shopping! 

  1. Believe N Bread – Believe N Break specializes in organic, vegan, savory, and sweet bread. They have slices available on the shelf at Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op. On Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm, we are at the SW Farmers Market, and CrossRoads Farmers Market on Wednesday from 10:30 and -2:30 pm. 
  2. Scratch Kitchen and Bistro – Scratch kitchen is a family owned farm to table bistro offering homemade pastries, fresh squeezed juice and family recipe favorites with fresh local ingredients.
  3. Sprinklewood Bakeshop – Sprinklewood Bakeshop offers a variety of gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and keto-friendly baked goods, including granola, cookies, brownies, cakes, and more, made with whole foods and nutrient-dense ingredients. Available at the Olney Farmers Market. For custom orders to meet all of your dietary needs, contact sprinklewoodbakeshop@gmail.com.
  4. Sweets by Caroline – SweetsbyCaroline is a pop up bakery that specializes in gluten-free french macarons, cakes, and Asian inspired desserts!
  5. BannerBee Co – BannerBee produces raw honey, honey bee pollen, small batch infused honeys, handcrafted beeswax candles + honey-inspired body care. 
  6. Chicken Of The Woods Permaculture Farm – Organic high-CBD hemp teas, and salve!
  7. Dress it Up Dressing – Award-winning Dress It Up Dressing turns a simple salad into a gourmet dish by offering dressings that replicate homemade.
  8. MeatCrafters – MeatCrafters was founded in Montgomery County with the idea of bringing top quality charcuterie products to the local area and nationwide.
  9. Santa Lucia Estate Coffee – For the past 25 years, Santa Lucia has been importing and distributing premium Nicaraguan coffee products to restaurants, hotels, and caterers that care.
  10. Tag Team Kitchen – We bake a wide variety of hand-stretched pizza crusts, from classic to whole wheat, and even wheat alternatives. With our kits of sauce and cheese you are all set to make your own pizza at home!
  11. The Chocolatier’s Palette – Seasonal flavors of dairy and vegan-style Belgian chocolate-based fudge, free of eggs, corn syrup, gluten, and artificial flavors and colors. Each piece is a work of art!
  12. Georgian Feast – Vegan, gluten free spinach, eggplant and beet spreads with walnuts, no preservatives, no added sugar – traditional cuisine from the Republic of Georgia.
  13. AMAC Foods International, LLC – Easy N’ Tasty Jollof Rice. Game Changer, Time Saver!
  14. Rustic Route Coffee Co. – Locally roasted high quality coffee freshly made when purchased.
  15. Sunflower Bakery – Sunflower Bakery is dedicated to providing skilled job training and employment opportunities in the baking and hospitality industries for adults with learning differences.
  16. Bell’s Reines – Life is Sweet, Savor the Small Things!
  17. Tikkun Olam Farm Maryland – Using Regenerative Agricultural practices, we grow food for ourselves, our local community, and donate to help reduce food insecurity.
  18. BDotBreakfast – We are a Healthier Southern Breakfast experience
  19. Twinbrook Bakes – Handcrafted treats for every occasion
  20. Beauty Blooms Farm – Celebrating culturally important & African heritage foods
  21. Nourish Culinary Company and Well Fed by Nourish – Well Fed is dedicated to serving your family the meals you’d make yourself if you had the time.  We’re taking the burden of figuring out “what’s for dinner?” off of your literal plate.
  22. ButterQueen Bakery – ButterQueen Bakery is a mobile black-owned bakery specializing in southern homestyle pound cakes and treats including gluten free and vegan options! We can be found at FreshFarm farmers markets and various pop ups throughout the DMV. We also accept online orders for pickup! Please check our social media to see where we’ll be next.
  23. Little Bites Catering – Little Bites is a catering service that offers both sweet and savory products.  At little Bites catering, we firmly believe that the customer deserves the best, which is why we strive 100% to offer both fresh and quality service and products.
  24. Peas and Peace Farm – Small diversified vegetable farm in Poolesville, MD
  25. Denizens Brewing Co. – As the first production brewery in Montgomery County, Denizens Brewing Co. is local, independent, and family owned with locations in Silver Spring and Riverdale Park. Enjoy their award-winning, locally crafted beer and hard seltzer, along with great food, wine, and cocktails too. You always have a seat at their table.
  26. True Respite Brewing Company – True Respite Brewing Company is a craft microbrewery and tap room in Rockville, Maryland. We offer a wide variety of beer styles, each freshly brewed right on-site.
  27. The Red Bandana Bakery – A dedicated gluten-free facility, specializing in all food-sensitivity-friendly baking (dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, etc.), with the belief that baked goods can be as good for the body as they are for the soul.
  28. Clear Skies Meadery – Mead is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey and water. Feel the sting, Drink Mead!
  29. Bee America – Bee America’s signature honey, Tulip Poplar Honey, is harvested from a neighborhood grove of tulip poplar trees overlooking the Potomac River in Bethesda, Maryland. Bee America offers customers all-natural, raw honey from happy MoCo bees, and specializes in artisanal honeys that capture historic eras in America’s past.
  30. Coop’s Soups – Coop’s Soups is locally sourced vegan soup to share to build community.
  31. Twin Valley Distillers – Twin Valley Distillers believes in Farm to Glass.
  32. Hen and Hearth – Artisan baked goods using local farm products that are baked in the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve.
  33. Latin Goodness Foods LLC – Latin fusion Empanadas perfect for people on the go. Some flavors: Chicken, Beef, Veggie, Spinach and Mushroom, pizza
  34. Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream – With over 40 rotating flavors, Sarah’s Handmade features small-batch ice cream made on-site using only the highest quality, 100% all-natural ingredients.
  35. MASTIHA | Artisan Greek Bakery – Welcome to mastiha bakery. batch-by-batch, we get to make every day delicious by sharing a slice of our beloved greece with you from our little corner of the kosmos.
  36. Chirandu Farm – 
  37. Henry’s Sweet Retreat – Homemade fudge,fresh baked goods and fine chocolates made in house. Started by a family that has been in Montgomery County for 18 years, seeking to bring a fun, happy place to Bethesda.
  38. Butterfly Spirits – Butterfly Botanical Liqueur and Butterfly Floral Vodka
  39. Dip-n-Dill – A proud Montgomery County based company offering unique dried mixes for making dips and cheese balls. All dips are gluten-free, and are delicious with all kinds of chips but are formulated to be eaten with vegetables. This year, Dip N Dill is excited to introduce a new line of seasoned mixes for pretzels.
  40. Bella Vita Farm, LLC – Selling salt and sugar scrubs with herbs from the greenhouse, “Lettuce Gift You” gift bags available for delivery, axe throwing parties, gift certificates, and Bella Vita Swags!
  41. Passion to Seed Gardening – Passion to seed gardening came about as a link to connecting people from various backgrounds in Montgomery County and beyond through food and tasting different varieties of tasty, healthy, and sustainably grown produce. It’s a United Nations of vegetables ready to be explored, tasted, and enjoyed.
  42. Common Root Farm – Local. Regenerative. Organic. We produce and source the most nutritious vegetables and fruits in the region.
  43. GrainBooster – GrainBooster is an original blend recipe of nutritious grains and seeds to easily prepare delicious Smoothies & Shakes 100% natural.

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“Harvest Your Dreams” Workshop for Farm & Agribusiness Success

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Local Food Procurement Working Group Meeting

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Foodie Fridays

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