Support Your Local Farmer: Join a MoCo Made CSA Program!

Do you and your family love healthy, seasonal produce? Are you interested in supporting your local agricultural community and food system? Then a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program might be a great option for you! Multiple MoCo Made farms offer CSA programs, with options for on-farm pickup, farmers market pickup, and other convenient, affordable ways to get a WEEKLY supply of delicious, fresh local vegetables and herbs! Common Root Farm About: Common Root Farm is a certi...
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COVID-19: Supporting MoCo Made Businesses

Several MoCo Made businesses have shifted to online ordering, delivery/pick-up services, and reduced-rate shipping in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. When shopping for food and other supplies, consider buying from local businesses whenever possible. Local restaurants often sell gift cards online that can be purchased now and used to dine out or as a gift at a later date. Current offers are included below: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JOINING A MOCO MADE CSA PROGRAM.  AMAC Foods: Buy 3+...
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Montgomery County Food System COVID-19 Response

The Food Council shares the deep concerns of the community for the health and vitality of our residents, particularly the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our most vulnerable neighbors, and has included below relevant information about food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs. Food System Community Response Over 60,000 residents of Montgomery County are at risk for hunger each day, and their food access challenges are only exac...
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School Wellness Campaign: Dufief Elementary School

Throughout 2019-2020, 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 the end of ...
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The Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

In June of 2019, the Food Council released our Food Literacy Assessment, a landscape assessment that was conducted by the Food Education Working Group and our partners to identify food literacy gaps, and advocate for an increase in and improvement of food education programs in the County. The Food Literacy Assessment includes information about nearly 100 local food education providers, best practices, and programs, and on December 11th, 2019, the Food Council hosted "The Future of Food Education...
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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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