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

Nov 30

Food Education Working Group Meeting

Last Wednesday of the month from 1:30PM - 3PM

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Dec 6

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Dec 12

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Dec 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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jan 12-14

2023 Future Harvest Conference

Future Harvest has gathered leaders in regional agriculture for our annual winter conference where farmers come together for expert-led sessions, networking, business and crop planning, trend forecasting, and more.

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