August: What’s In Season Now?

Rain, rain, go away... that's what all the summer vegetables say! The late July storms have brought some summer crops to a halt, and have brought some early fall crops into premature bloom. As the humidity lingers and the temperatures remain high, there's a variety of produce to dig into! Fruit: Peaches are sure to be found at your local grocery stores and farmers markets through August. Try out a peach cobbler while you still can. Or, for a less hands-on dessert, try grilling halved peaches ...
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The Food Council Visits Two Local Gardens

During the month of June, Food Council Members, Working Group members, and staff had the opportunity to visit two gardens in Montgomery County. We first visited the White Oak Community Youth Garden and met several of the children and Master Gardeners who tend to the produce, herbs, and flowers growing right outside of the White Oak Community Recreation Center. Later in the month, we visited Love & Carrots Urban Garden at The Pearl in Silver Spring. This new urban garden was an intriguing mod...
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Mid July: What’s In Season Now?

The heat has hit in Montgomery County, and it is peak season for some of the best summer produce. Home gardens and local farms alike are coming alive during July, providing our tables with a diverse array of nature's finest offerings. Fruit: Stone fruits, including cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots, are abundant in grocery stores, at farmers markets, and at local farms during July. There are several MoCo farms that offer pick-your-own peaches, and late July brings blackberrie...
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Michelle Nelson, Montgomery Parks Food Literacy Working Group “The Food Literacy Working Group (FLWG) is important to Montgomery County because 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. I’m excited about the work we’re doing and thankful I can be part of such a great group of volunteers!”
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Meet the Makers: Caulfield Provision Company

Caulfield Provision Company was established in 2016 by Pat and Connie Caulfield. This MoCo Made business is woman owned and family operated, and sells delicious hot sauces throughout the DMV and even in Florida! Pat and Connie had talked about creating their own hot sauces for years. When they finally began the process, they thought of it as a hobby that they could do together. They planned to give these homemade sauces to friends, family and Pat’s clients at the holidays or on special occasi...
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Local Food System Jobs

Below are job openings with our partner organizations and other local organizations and offices, listed in order of newest to oldest. Click the linked text to learn more about the job listing and how to apply: Union of Concerned Scientists: Campaign Lead, Food and Environment Program FRESHFARM FoodPrints: Internship Chesapeake Foodshed Network: Community Ownership, Empowerment, and Prosperity Action Team Members Capital Area Food Bank: Head of Nutrition Education Institute for...
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Meet Our Council Member: Tanya Spandhla

Each of our 25 Council Members hold important roles in the Montgomery County food system. These roles range from food assistance work, to running a composting business, to farming. One such farmer is Tanya Spandhla, a Council Member in our Food Economy Working Group. Tanya's farm, Passion to Seed Gardening, is home to a variety of organically grown crops, many of which are native to her birthplace of Zimbabwe. Tanya started gardening in 2010 at the Germantown Community Garden, and moved onto...
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