Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Sesame Cucumbers with Soba Noodles

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, we...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Grilled Corn and Tomato 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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The Food Council is Recruiting New Members!

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The Montgomery County Food Council is now accepting applications for new Council Members. Ideal candidates live, work, or have a strong investment in Montgomery County, have expertise in local food-related issues, represent a food system sector or community stakeholder partner and/or have a capacity to bring specific food system expertise, community relationships, and/or resources to support our initiatives. The Food Council is committed to building a culturally diverse Council that reflects our...
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The Food Council Visits DC Central Kitchen

The Food Council has previously hosted tours to learn more about food assistance providers,  school meals, or culinary training programs, but never before have we had the opportunity to visit an organization offering all of these components in one place. DC Central Kitchen is fighting hunger and poverty in DC by providing culinary job training, community meals, healthy school food, accessible healthy food options, and food rescue programs all at once. We visited their location in August with a g...
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Blueberry Gleaning at Farm At Home

Picking your own fruit is always fun, but picking for those in need is even better! In an effort to continue to reduce wasted food in Montgomery County, the Food Council's Environmental Impact Working Group partnered with Community Food Rescue on Monday, July 15th, for a blueberry gleaning event. The gleaning took place at the Farm at Home in Poolesville, a family-owned and operated farm that offers the public hands-on opportunities to "pick-your-own" blueberries. A group of 12 gleaners, in...
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MoCo Made Summer: Highlighting our Local Food and Beverage Businesses

Summer is the perfect time for shopping at farmers markets, meeting friends at a brewery, and enjoying fresh, local foods. The Food Council and our MoCo Made partners are celebrating summer exactly this way! On July 7th, we co-hosted our second annual MoCo Made Day at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market. Multiple Mo   Co Made farms and vendors sell at the market on a weekly basis, and three were in attendance for our MoCo Made Day: Common Root Farm, Sandy Spring Gardens, and Twin Valley Dist...
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2019 Food Security Plan Community Update

The Montgomery County Food Council (MCFC) and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services co-hosted a successful Food Security Plan Community Update on Friday, June 28th, attended by nearly 100 food security stakeholders and community partners. The event featured a welcome from MCFC Board Chair Sharon Feuer Gruber, a greeting from County Executive Marc Elrich, as well as presentations from Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services, ...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Aglio e Olio with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

 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 var...
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Support the Food Council through Nickels for Nonprofits!

The Food Council is honored to be selected as the Nickels for Nonprofits partner at all five Whole Foods Markets Montgomery County locations from July 1st-December 31st, 2019! Nickels for Nonprofits encourages customers to shop with reusable shopping bags while providing the opportunity to give back to the community at the same time. At participating Whole Foods Market stores (see below), customers who bring in and use reusable bags at checkout from now through the end of the year can choose to...
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Meet the Makers: Mayorga

The “Meet the Makers” blog series highlights the people, products, and produce featured in the 2018-19 edition of the 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. Mayorga has been a beloved Maryland company since 1997. The company was founded by Martin Mayorga in 1995 as a means to support small coffee farmers in Nicaragua with market access to the ...
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