School Wellness Campaign: Arcola Elementary School

Throughout 2019, Food Council staff, Council Members, and partners will be visiting Montgomery County Public Schools that have implemented exemplary wellness initiatives that encourage students to make healthier, more conscientious choices. We are hopeful that sharing and celebrating these wonderful accomplishments will motivate schools throughout the County to adopt similar wellness programs and promote a celebration of  existing and evolving school wellness initiatives.  355 schools through...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Roasted Sweet Potato and Celery Root

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.  Throughout this serie...
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Support the Food Council: Order a Baklava Pumpkin Pie from Mastiha Bakery!

Montgomery County's MASTIHA BAKERY is donating $5 per pumpkin pie ordered this November to the Food Council! Order now through November 22nd to reserve your baklava pumpkin pie for the holidays. BAKLAVA PUMPKIN PIE | 10" PIE - $32 Light, flaky phyllo crust with a thin layer of walnut baklava at the bottom, filled with scratch pumpkin pie filling.  finished with a drizzle of our honey syrup.   Ordering is simple!  1. Order your Baklava Pumpkin pie online between now and November 2...
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Brand New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide Has Arrived!

The 2019-2020 Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide has arrived! This year’s Guide lists over 70 MoCo Made food and beverage producers and farmers, with products ranging from honey to craft beverages to artisanal meats and more. Copies of the Guide will be on stands soon in local retailers, breweries, farms, farmers markets, and other locations where MoCo Made products are sold. Check out the online version of the Guide here and learn about all of the wonderful MoCo Made food and beverages t...
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Meet the Council Member: Susan Topping

Susan Topping is the Senior Director of Food, Policy, and Impact at the Capital Area Food Bank. She joined the Food Council in January 2019, and works closely with our Food Recovery and Access Working Group. Susan became involved with our local food system when in college, after a representative came to her school to recruit recent graduates to come to DC and create more environmentally friendly systems at a soup kitchen called the Brethren Nutrition Program.  Upon arriving to participate in ...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Butternut Squash Soup

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.  Throughout this serie...
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Meet the Makers: Dip-n-Dill

The “Meet the Makers” blog series highlights the people, products, and produce that are involved in our MoCo Made Program and featured in the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide. From beer to chocolates to apples to hot sauce, supporting local producers has never been tastier! Get to know the neighbors proudly bringing you MoCo Made products. Dip-n-Dill started in April 2012 after Martha and Bern Stapleton purchased the business from the previous owner who retired after 26 years. Martha...
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Screen and Intervene Toolkit: Now Available Online!

The Screen and Intervene Toolkit, created by the Montgomery County Food Council, works to help identify families who may need assistance with food access, as well as other basic needs. It is designed for use by groups such as healthcare providers, social service providers, community-based outreach workers, teachers, case managers, and workforce development staff who do not provide direct food assistance, but may nevertheless come into contact with residents who struggle to make ends meet. The...
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School Wellness Campaign: A. Mario Loiderman MS

Throughout 2019, Food Council staff, Council Members, and partners will be visiting Montgomery County Public Schools that have implemented exemplary wellness initiatives that encourage students to make healthier, more conscientious choices. We are hopeful that sharing and celebrating these wonderful accomplishments will motivate schools throughout the County to adopt similar wellness programs and promote a celebration of  existing and evolving school wellness initiatives. At A. Mario Loiderm...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Marinated Mushroom Salad

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.  Throughout this series...
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