The purpose of the Licensing Subcommittee is to clarify current food sampling licensing and regulatory requirements established at the state and Montgomery County levels, as well as to identify and address requirements that are potentially financially or operationally challenging for local producers, food educators, culinary instructors, and nonprofit organizations. 

  • Focus Areas:
    • Temporary food service licensing (for tastings of local products, dishes made during educational classes)
    • Farmers market licensing
    • Food demonstrations
  • Process
    • Form a subgroup with representatives of local organizations and stakeholder groups
    • Determine current regulations at the County and State levels
  •  Goals
    • Identify the potential positive changes to current regulations and determine the effect that the proposed changes would have on the budget.
    • Present findings to County leaders and potentially advocate for policy change
    • Ensure requirements maintain necessary food safety standards while creating an environment that fosters opportunities for small business growth and nutrition education in Montgomery County.

Upcoming Events

Sep 18

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections Event scheduled for Saturday, September 18th from 10am-1pm.

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Sep 19

MoCo Made Day

MoCo Made at Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday, September 19th from 9-1:30PM.

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Sept 20-22

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: National Forum for Food Policy Councils

The Power of Food: Cultivating Equitable Policy Through Collective Action

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Sep 20

The Child Tax Credit – Ensuring Successful and Equitable Implementation

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Sep 27

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00pm. Please register in advance.

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Sep 28

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Oct 5

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Oct 5

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm

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Oct 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Oct 26th, Nov 23rd

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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