Senior SNAP and Hunger Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Help eligible seniors in Montgomery County access benefits for nutritious food purchases! Want to fight poverty and hunger? You can do it right here in Montgomery County, where over 60,000 of your neighbors experience food insecurity every day. Many of these people are seniors who struggle to get enough nutritious food due to lack of financial resources. These food insecure seniors are in your community, and you can make a positive impact on their lives by joining our volunteer program....
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October: What’s in Season Now?

Welcome to fall! The leaves are changing and so are the produce offerings. Winter squash varieties continue to expand, and apples take over as the most popular fruit at the farmers market. Fruit: Apple season will linger throughout the month of October, so there's still plenty of time to pick-your-own or whip up some pie! Additionally, pear season is in full swing, and several MoCo farms produce asian pears. Look out for these apple-pear hybrids, boasting a light sweetness like a pear but th...
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Prince Georges County Organics Compost Facility Tour

Here at the Montgomery County Food Council, we love food. We love eating it, we love making it, we love helping others gain access to it, and we love to dispose of it as responsibly as possible. We are even willing (and excited) to take up the opportunity to tour dozens of massive food waste piles when we have the chance! In early September, members of the Food Council, the Environmental Impact Working Group, and other County stakeholders interested in compost-related initiatives visited the Pri...
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Buy MoCo Made Swag!

We are now selling MoCo Made tee-shirts, infant onesies, and pint glasses on eBay! Buy your t-shirt here, an infant onesie here, and pint glasses here! Our MoCo Made Initiative began in 2017 with the launch of the MoCo Made logo in our 2017 Food and Beverage Guide. The MoCo Made brand was created in partnership with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation to celebrate and increase the visibility of our County’s vibrant local food and beverage community. Encouraging residents an...
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September is Food Safety Month

There's a good reason that the lunch ladies always wore hairnets; they weren't making a fashion statement, they were practicing food safety! Food safety is a necessity in the food service industry, and should be practiced diligently in home kitchens, too. Taking precautions to avoid cross-contamination, illness, and unwanted debris in your food are important to ensuring safe, nutritious food for yourself and others. Food Safety Training is required for most restaurant industry and food servic...
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September: What’s in Season Now?

Although the temps are still high most of September, winter is coming! Heartier squash and crisp, juicy apples begin their reign on farmers market tables as peppers, leafy greens, and peaches say their last goodbyes. Fruit: Apple season is upon us! Early September farmers market hauls might include both apples and summer stone fruits like peaches and plums, but as the month progresses, apples will be the most popular fruit at the market. Pick-your-own apples are a feature at many local farms,...
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