Composting in our Community: an EIWG Special Presentation

In May, our Environmental Impact Working Group (EIWG) meeting featured special presentations from Ryan Walter of the Compost Crew and Brenda Platt of the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR). Both Brenda and Ryan have been actively involved in increasing community composting in Montgomery County for years, in different yet equally important capacities. This meeting brought together more than 20 local community members and environmental stakeholders to learn more about successful community...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Zucchini Tian

 Welcome to our “Plant-Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Sustainable and Delicious Solutions” blog series! Created by members of our Environmental Impact Working Group, this series intends to encourage greater adoption of sustainable plant-based eating by Montgomery County residents. Featured blog posts will contain recipes and cooking tips for plant-forward, vegan recipes, with a focus on hyper-local ingredients and seasonal eating options in Montgomery County. We will be working with a va...
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Agricultural Reserve Tour 2019

The 500+ farms located throughout Montgomery County offer a diverse array of crops, animals, and plants: everything from corn, to horses, to garlic, and even turf can be found within the 93,000 acres of the Agricultural Reserve. We had the opportunity to tour the Agricultural Reserve with the Office of Agriculture, and partners from MCEDC, Manna Food Center, Marbidco, Central Farm Markets, Dawson's Market, the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op, the Montgomery County League of Woman Voters, and oth...
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Meet the Council Member: Mike Houston

Mike Houston is one of seven new Food Council Members joining us in 2019. He works closely with our Food Economy Working Group, our Policy Committee, and our Licensing Subcommittee. He is the General Manager at the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op, and he joins the Food Council with extensive experience in the natural foods industry. Mike started out as a cashier at an independent natural food store in downtown Brooklyn called Perelandra.  It had opened as a small store in 1976 and grew throug...
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MoCo Made Happy Hour at True Respite

Throughout the summer of 2019, the Food Council will be hosting a series of MoCo Made Happy Hours in partnership with local breweries. These events will bring together community members, partner organizations, local food and beverage businesses, and County leaders to support MoCo Made and celebrate our amazing local food and beverage sector. Montgomery County is home to more than a million residents, thousands of businesses, hundreds of farms, and roughly a dozen breweries. These breweries o...
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Support the Food Council: Shop through Amazon Smile!

Support the Food Council by shopping with Amazon Smile! You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon, with the same products, the same prices, and the same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Click here to get started! Just search "Montgomery County Food Council" under "Select a Charity."
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